Congratulations. You've been invited to be a Course Editor in Calibrate. At this moment, you probably have three questions:
What is a Course?
A Course in Calibrate typically represents an actual course in the curriculum. Courses include skills and can optionally include learning outcomes. Courses allow educators to identify the particular skills a Course and it's learning outcomes address. Calibrate has four types of skills:
- Work Activities (hard skills) - Describe how units of time are organized on the job. These are things you actually do on the job (e.g., analyzing reports or depositing checks).
- Knowledge Domains - Principles, bodies of content, and facts generally applied within academic domains. These are areas of knowledge that someone needs to know in order to do the job (e.g., chemistry or mathematics).
- Soft Skills - Specific behaviors, interpersonal skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, and the social and emotional intelligence needed to succeed. These are the skills that make you effective at the job (e.g., non-verbal communication, listening, negotiating).
- Tools & Technologies - Categories and specific examples of machines, equipment, software, and technologies used on the job (e.g., Stethoscope, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop).
What is a Course Editor?
At a very high level, the Course editing process looks like this:
If you've been invited to be a Course Editor, that means a Content Manager has created the Course and they want to collaborate with you in identifying the skills taught in the Course and which learning outcomes those skills should be assigned to.
What does a Course Editor do?
As a Course Editor, your primary responsibility is accepting or rejecting skills suggested by Award Editors. You may also add/delete skills directly to/from a Course and manage which learning outcomes a skill is assigned to.
Here's a list of things you may do as a Course Editor:
- Accept or reject pending skill suggestions.
- Add, remove or modify Course Outcomes.
- Assign or remove skills to/from Course Outcomes.
- Modify the Course description.
- Decide whether skills already assigned to the Course should be kept or removed.
- Invite or remove other Course Editors to collaborate on the Course
To see the detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating a Course, go to the Create a Course User Guide.
Ready to get started?
Here’s a quick checklist you can use as a Course Editor:
- Login to Calibrate
- Navigate to the Course
- Review pending skill suggestions
- Review the Course details--modify if necessary
- Review the Course Outcomes--modify if necessary
- Review and add or remove skills assigned to the Course.
- Add or remove skills to/from the Course Outcomes
- Invite or remove Course Editors to work on the Course.