Programme Level Courses

Programme level courses are designed to replace, where applicable, custom courses. These courses can be used to contain information that is common to a number of modules. These courses will allow staff to have a broader view of the programme, which compliments the normal module view and work towards the institutional directive towards programme level view.

These courses are available on request, and once created students associated with that programme of study will automatically be enrolled after registration.

The courses created will have the same template as the new one utilised by your department. Click here to see what template your department will be using

NB Programme level courses will contain ALL cohorts of students for that academic year. If you want separate programme courses for cohorts, you will need to request a new programme with a new code.

Click here to request your Programme Level Course

These are not automatically created and are only available on request. Follow the steps below to get set up with your programme course.

Next Steps - Getting Started

I am a Programme Leader and want to start setting up my new site

A new role has been created in Blackboard. This called the Programme Lead Instructor. Only Programme Leaders with this role will be able to move content to new sites.

I am a programme leader but I don't have access - Click here to let us know

I am a Programme Administrator and want to start setting up the new site

Programme Administrators will have access to copy content to new sites

I am a program administrator but I don't have access - Click here to let us know

I have a non standard course that doesn't have a programme code

If you have a custom course that is not linked to a programme please contact digital.learning@sheffield.ac.uk to get it created

digital.learning@sheffield.ac.uk

Second Steps - Copying Content

If your new site is available and you are a Programme Leader with Programme Lead Instructor role in MOLE , there are several options available to you for copying content

I have a good structure and want to keep my course the same

If your course needs little or no change you can easily transfer it across as it is. To do this there is a simple process of copying all, or selected, material across. When doing this, think about whether there is any material that was specific to that year that is no longer relevant and does not need transferring, and if the course fits the template your department has chosen to use. Once imported, material can be edited or reordered as needed.

Watch a screencast of the process

See the step by step guide

I have some content I want to reuse from a previous course, but not all

If you have some sections you want to transfer to your new course from a previous course, there is a simple process to copy selected items across from another course

Watch a screencast of the process

See the step by step guide

I have taken over a course, and want to copy material from a previous year’s course run by another lecturer

If you do not have access to a previous course to copy material, please contact the TEL Team, who will be able to add you to past courses in the correct role.

Click here to request access to a previous course

I want to start a course with completely new content

When you first open your course, you will see an empty template, featuring a structure of menu items, which may be the default institutional template, or one designed by your department. If you are new to using MOLE, user guides to get you started can be found below, or if you would like to request training from the TEL Team please use the form below.

View our user support guides here

Click here to request Introduction to MOLE training

You've copied your content - Next steps

Moving content into the correct place on your new site

Once the course copy has been completed you will likely want to move content around your course to bring it in line with your chosen template or arrange the menu in the correct order.

Click here to see how to do this

Setting up Guest Access

Guest access will allow staff to view another course within MOLE that they are not enrolled on as an instructor. It supports staff in taking a programme level view and facilitates opportunities to learn from what works well for other colleagues.

Click here to find out more about Guest Access

Making my course available

As a programme leader instructor and programme administrator you can now set the course start date.

Click here to see how you would change the dates

Enrolling my colleagues on my site

The manage users tool allows tutors to add other tutors (and students if you are a Programme lead instructor/Programme Administrator).

Click here to see how to do this

Help / Support Available to you

What support is available?

Support for these changes will be available from your departmental learning technologists, or from the Digital Learning Team.

Click here to request Support