Master (Semester) to Course (Semester) - Procedures

Step I: Request Master Course: The Master Course shells are typically "shared" with the named course section shells, and therefore" relate to course numbers.

For example: a MRK 201 Master Course filter would be set to "share” with MRK 201 section shells only. Because we are moving from a three (3) digit identifer to a four (4) digit course number, the old Master Course shared filters will not work with new semester course shells.

To remedy this issue:

  • Requesting a new ANGEL Classroom Master Course shell. To do this, fill out the online request form (one for each shell you are requesting) available at: http://data.sinclair.edu/lms/enhancement/index.cfm . Once the shell is created, you will recieve an email confirmation.
  • For more information on obtaining a master shell, contact Kathy Kaiser kathy.kaiser@sinclair.edu  in Web Systems. 

** NOTE: Prior approval is needed for Distance Learning Online Master shells. Please contact Vandana.Rola@sinclair.edun in Distance Learning for more information.

Step II: Import Console Master Course Copy: If you are instructing several sections of the same course or want to copy all the course content into a new semester course shell, you can do a Master Course Copy under the Import Console. You MUST BE a course editor within both courses, to populate the semster course section with while retaining the new template structure, the content must be imported from the semester's Classroom Master.

Video: Copying a Course
Step-by-Step
Instructions: Copying a Course (PDF Version)

Performing a Master Course Copy rather than importing the content will overwrite the new semester course shell's content.

      Importing Course Content from the new semester Classroom Master shell:

  • Log into the Semester Course Section Shell.
  • Click “Manage > Import Console > Master Course”
  • Browse the Source Course/Group from the dropdown arrow and select the Classroom Master to import”
  • Be sure to check "Copy Team Settings," if you have any team settings.
  • Click “Copy” to import Classroom Master course content.
  • Import/Copy is queued. Once complete, proceed to next step.

Step III: Perform Course Clean Up: Depending upon how the course was built (with or without a repository), repository/course links may need to be recreated within the new Semester Course. Additionally, the following steps will help you make sure your ANGEL Course shell is ready for the new semester.

  • Make sure your syllabus is edited and up to date for the new semester.
  • If you have any specific dates listed on any of your course material (including titles, subtitles, page text, etc.) be sure to change the dates for the new semester.
  • Check the start and end dates for all of your announcements and make sure they are correct for the new semester. Click the edit button on the Course Announcements nugget. Edit each announcement to change the dates.
  • Be sure to check all of the access dates for your content items – including all folders (if applicable) to make sure the dates are correct for the new semester. This is done in the Settings hyperlink under the Access tab of each content item. You will need to check the dates as well as the interaction dates for Assessments.5. If you are using Teams, make sure all of your Teams are set up correctly. Teams can be found under the Manage Tab.
  • If you are teaching a 16, 12 or 8-week curriculum, rearrange the topic folders under the Lessons tab, according to your curriculum version.
  • Once you have performed the course clean up, it is recommend that you Back-Up the course shell. Click on this link to view a video tutorial of the Back-Up Process

For additional Information: keith.knox@sinclair.edu or nancy.rader@sinclair.edu