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ACourses/Flags

 

NOTE: ACourses/Flags is restricted to Transfer Specialists only.
ACourse (Alternate Course) and IFlg (Institution Flag) are fields found in DARwin and uAchieve that allow encoders to assign alternate identities to target transfer courses.The ACourse/Iflg tab allows Transfer Specialists to evaluate and apply "weight" to generic transfer courses so that they can get a more accurate score when performing matching of student courses within Transferology.

ACourse/IFlg use can enhance matches, thereby promoting a school's position on the Schools Found page. The ACourses/IFlags tab provides an area for the Transfer Specialist to manage the properties for their ACourses and IFlags, including search/view/filter, change the status, or edit a category.

 

Search/View/Filter 

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Since the list of ACourse/IFlags on the Category Mappings page may be quite extensive, the Search and Filter options may be used to narrow the display of the table.

Search 

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The Search text field above the table list can narrow the view to only certain ACourses/IFlags or Categories of interest. For example, the screenshot below shows a search for "Spanish" using a search string for "SPANI":

 

To remove the search results and return to the full list, simply highlight the search string entered in the Search text field and delete it with your keyboard.

View 

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Control the display of the types of information you want to view by Status or Filter by Category in  the View box on the upper right corner of the table list. For example, the screenshot below shows a view of Partial Matches only:

 

Filter by Category drop-down menu provides an alphabetical list of existing categories to choose from and filter results by:

 

Change Status 

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Keeping the status of ACourses/IFlags on the Category Mappings page updated is simple. Three options for Status include the following:

  1. Full Credit
  2. Partial Credit
  3. No Designation

The "current" status is highlighted in dark blue. Click an adjacent gray status to instead make that status the active one.

 

A changed status is confirmed with the temporary appearance of a green success bubble (Updated Mapping) in the upper right part of the screen:

 

Full Credit 

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As students use Transferology to evaluate their coursework against the transfer rules, the Full Credit increase that the Transfer Specialist authorizes is indicated within the student app using a solid blue "thumbs up" icon and alert note adjacent to the relevant course:

 See ACourse/IFlg Scoring System to learn more.

Partial Credit 

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As students use Transferology to evaluate their coursework against the transfer rules, the Partial Credit increase that the Transfer Specialist authorizes is indicated within the student app using a blue outlined "thumbs up" icon and alert note adjacent to the relevant course:

Once ACourse/IFlg courses are scored, this page only needs revisited occasionally based upon addition of new courses or scoring re-evaluation. See ACourse/IFlg Scoring System to learn more.

No Designation 

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When a Transfer Specialist first comes to the ACourse/IFlg page, all of the courses are set to No Designation, by default. Each course can be individually evaluated based upon the scoring system and then Status changed (if desired) by clicking an alternate button. The default score (50%) is overridden and bumped up when the Transfer Specialist selects Full Credit (for 100%) or Partial Credit (for 80%). See ACourse/IFlg Scoring System to learn more.

 

Edit Category 

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To edit the assigned category for an ACourse/IFlag, click the Edit button () associated with the ACourse/IFlag of interest. Three options on the pop-up window include the following:

  1. Select a different (pre-existing) category to assign to the ACourse/IFlag
  2. Create a new category to assign to the ACourse/IFlag
  3. Enable for Students checkbox

Click Cancel () to cancel the category edit; click Save () to conserve the edit to the ACourse/IFlg category.

 

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