Creating and Updating Course Packages
Coordinators are responsible for the creation of course packages, although they should collaborate closely with their Tutors to create the content. For more detailed information on creating and updating course packages, see the Coordinator Toolkit.
Obtaining course syllabi
- There are several ways for Coordinators to obtain a course syllabus:
- Look online on course websites for a posted syllabus.
- Email the professor of the course. This is a good way to make initial contact with the professor and introduce SOS.
- Ask friends who are taking the course for a copy.
- Coordinator should make a copy for themselves and bring another copy to the VP Logistics at the first team meeting.
- Make sure exam dates are on the syllabus! If not, you will need to obtain the exam dates from the professor.
Creating a course package
- Coordinators will need to find any previous course packages in the file manager on the Portal. Steps can be found here.
- If there already is a recent course package, Coordinators should verify the information in the packages (textbook, key concepts, etc) with the current professor or syllabus to ensure all the information is still correct. This is particularly important if the course is being taught by a different professor.
- If no package exists, Coordinators and Tutors will need to create the content. Course packages have two parts: the Take-Home Package for students and the Teaching Package that includes the PowerPoint presentation the Tutors will teach from. Detailed templates and information on what should be included in a course package can be found here.
Reviewing Course Packages
All course packages must be reviewed by the VP of Logistics prior to being uploaded to the Portal. The VP is responsible fore ensuring that all the packages are updated and meet SOS standards.
- Obtain course package PDFs from your Coordinator.
- Verify course packages: Below is a list of attributes that should be verified for each package:
- Correct dates/times: Exam-AID sessions, Exams, etc
- Correct textbook is being used (including edition)
- Key concepts covered align with course syllabus
- Easy and hard examples for each concept with clear, thorough explanations
- Practice problems for each concept
- Email corrections or final approval to Coordinator for uploading onto Portal.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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