Course Curriculum Tags Tab

Tag courses with curriculum tags and add contextual linkages


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Curriculum Tags Tab Introduction

From the Curriculum Tags tab within a course, you can apply curriculum tags. Tags assigned to a course can be displayed on course pages and websites as well as in the Curriculum Matrix and Curriculum Explorer. Assigning curriculum tags to a course will also make them quickly available when mapping tags to a learning event or gradebook assessment if using a hierarchy in a single tag set.  You can assign tags to a particular curriculum period that the course is offered in, or to all curriculum periods.

Once you have assigned curriculum tags to a course you can optionally contextually link them to other curriculum tags. For example, you might assign "Take a history" to a course. You could contextually link "Take a history" to "Pediatrics" for a pediatrics course, and "Geriatrics" for a geriatrics course.

 Note: While you can view these contextual linkages on a course page, there is no current reporting to give you an overall view of these contextual linkages and contextual linkages do not display in the Curriculum Matrix or Curriculum Explorer.

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Assign Curriculum Tags to a Course

Step 1: Navigate to Admin > Manage Courses > Curriculum Tags tab
Step 2: Use the Curriculum Period selector to select the appropriate curriculum period.

Tip:  If you need the assigned tags to be different across different cohorts of learners, you should map to specific curriculum periods instead of to all periods. Mapping to a specific curriculum period helps you to see changes to your tags over time.

Warning: If you choose to map to all curriculum periods and you add or remove tags this will do so for historical curriculum periods as well as the current and future curriculum periods. 


Step 3: Search for a tag or click on a tag set to find the tag you need. Hover over the blue Info icon to view a tag description if one exists.
Step 4: Click the green & white plus button to assign a tag to a course. The plus sign at the bottom of the list provides an Add All option.  Assigned tags will display on the right grouped under their tag set name. You can add tags from many different tag sets. Use the Back button on the curriculum tag selector to navigate back to the tag set list to choose more tags from other tag sets.
Adding a Curiculum Tag to a Course
Removing a tag from a course
  • To remove a curriculum tag from a course click on the red x icon on the tag.
  • To remove all curriculum tags from a course click on the red x icon underneath all associated curriculum tags. 

Note: If you want learners to be able to log specific objectives in the Clinical Experience Logbook those objectives should be assigned to a course.

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Contextually Link Assigned Curriculum Tags

If you choose to, you can contextually link an assigned curriculum tag it to another curriculum tag. We call this context-based linking. You are essentially saying that in the context of this course, this tag maps to this tag. For example, for a specific course, "Take a history" may map to "pediatric patient" or "geriatric patient." Other examples of curriculum tags people contextually link to are integrated threads, CanMEDS roles (if not included in their objectives already), etc. Context-based linkages are not used by all organizations and are not required.
Note: Context-based linkages DO NOT depend on the allowable mapping configurations set by for each tag set. You will be able to access any curriculum tag set when contextually linking. Context-based linkages are not stored in Admin > Manage Curriculum and will not display there.
Step 1: Click the link icon on an assigned curriculum tag. The curriculum tag selector will open a drawer on the left specific to this contextually linked tag.
Step 2: Search for the tag to select and click the green add button. The contextually linked tag will display under the assigned curriculum tag.
Step 3: Close the contextual link mapping drawer to return to assigning tags to the course.
Deleting Contextual Linkages
  • To remove a contextually linked tag, click the x beside the tag name.
  • To remove all contextually linked tags click the eraser icon and confirm your choice.
When users view a course page or course website, they'll optionally be able to expand each contextually linked objective to see its connections.
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Copy Assigned Tags from One Period to Another

Step 1: Use the Curriculum Period selector to go to the curriculum period to which you want to copy assigned tags.
Step 2:  On the Associated Curriculum Tags list click on the Copy icon on the left below any existing tags. It will show the text Copy tags from another curriculum period when a cursor is hovering over the Copy icon. 
Copying Curriculum Tags Across Periods
Step 3: In the Copy From selector, pick the curriculum period you want to copy curriculum tags from. Once a curriculum period is selected, the relevant curriculum tags will display.
Copying Curriculum Tags Across Periods - Choose a Period
Step 4: Click the green Confirm button. Note that any contextually-linked tags will also be copied.

Note: If a curriculum period already has curriculum tags assigned and then you also copy tags from another curriculum period, new tags will be added to the list, and any contextual linkages will overwrite the existing tag mappings.

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