Another way to search for course information is to use the institution’s Data Set feature.
- Select a year from the DATA SET drop down menu to enter the institution’s course database.
- Once the data set is selected, the course descriptions will be limited to that catalog year. If you see the icon at the top of the page, you can access the institution’s PDF catalog for the selected catalog year. There is a section on the page that allows you to search the data set by course code or title. There is also a Department drop down list that allows you to display all the courses in a selected department.
- The FIND COURSE BY: section allows you to search for a course by COURSE CODE or by COURSE TITLE, previously described here and here, respectively. In this case, the results will be limited to the instance of the course that exists in the selected data set.
- The DISPLAY COURSES BY DEPARTMENT: dropdown list allows you to see all the courses within the selected department within the selected institution’s data set.
- Click the checkbox to select the desired course(s). For example, if we select the CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT and then CHEM 121A and CHEM 121L and then click the VIEW button, both course descriptions will display.
The display lists information about the courses provided from the institution’s catalog. This includes the description, units/credits, prerequisites, co-requisites and any information that the institution has listed in their catalog for this course. It could also include Course Tags and/or Course Outlines (click here to learn more about Course Tags and Outlines).
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E-mail the information to someone by clicking on the envelope/e-mail icon (). Enter the recipient e-mail address, subject, and elect to send yourself a copy. The person it is sent to will respond by e-mail, not through TES. Use this option to send the information to a student, etc. The course description(s) are cut and pasted into the E-mail automatically. You may customize this E-mail.
Print the information by using the printer icon ().
Use the top footprints icon () to create an evaluation task for all of the courses selected, using the Evaluation Tracker Workflow.
Use the footprints icon () included in any single course description to create an evaluation task for the selected course, using the Evaluation Tracker Workflow.
Use the puzzle piece icon () to search for and/or create an equivalency for the selected course, using the Equivalency Manager.