How to Edit CIM Programs

Style notes:

  • In degree requirements/course lists, put courses in alphanumeric order (ART 102, ENGL 102, MATH 250), not in the order in which the student takes the courses. The four-year plan of study provides indicates a suggested sequence of courses for students.
  • Use lowercase x’s when denoting open-ended courses, such as ART 3xx/4xx to indicate an upper-level course. 3xx is correct; 3XX is incorrect.

Creating and Editing Course Lists

Course List Fields

Comment - A comment will be displayed in parentheses after the course title

Sequence - Sequence will display two courses with an ampersand (&) indicating that these two courses must be taken in conjunction with each other

Cross Reference-  A cross reference course describes a course that is the same course content offered under different course numbers

  •  For instance, if credit is given at both the undergraduate and graduate level

  •  Another example is a course that is offered by different departments for credit 

Hours - The hours field is automatically populated with the credit hours assigned to the course in your student information system

 You can change these as necessary

 Or Class - This will display two courses with the word "or" indicating that either course may be taken to meet the requirement

Footnote - Only the footnote symbol is entered in the course list, then add a Footnote table after the course list in the Page Body

How to Create a Course List

  1. Open the toolbar and click Edit Page

  2. Place cursor in page body where the course list is to be placed 

  3. Click Insert/Edit Formatted Table  Note: using Ctrl+T keyboard shortcut will also bring up the Insert/Edit Formatted Table interface

  4. Select Course List from drop-down menu
  5. Click OK
  6. Insert courses

a.       Select College and Department from drop-down menus. Note: The left hand column will populate the Course Inventory, or a list of courses to choose from to add to a list based on the College and Department selected. The right hand column is the courses used to build the list.

b.      Option 1

                             i. Select a course from Course Inventory in the left column

                           ii.   Click (>>) button to add a course to the list in the right column.

c.       Option 2

                             i.    Double-click a course from Course Inventory.

d.      Option 3

                             i.   Enter a course code into Quick Add.

                           ii.   Click Add Course.

7.      Make sure that all of your courses are listed in alphanumeric order.

8.      Click OK in the Course List editing screen to close the Course List screen and refresh the Page Body. Click OK when finished to save any changes made.

How to Remove a Course from a Course List

  1. Open the toolbar and click Edit Page
  2.  Double click on the course list containing the course you want to remove
  3. Select/click on once the course you want to remove
  4. Click (<<) button to remove a course from the list
  5. Click OK in the Course List editor to save your change back to the Page Body editor
  6.  Click OK on the Page Body editor to save all of your changes

How to Reorder a Course in a Course List

  1. Open the toolbar and click Edit Page
  2.  Double click on the course list containing the courses you want to reorder
  3. Select the course to move
  4. Click Move Up or Move Down to change the order of the course. Make sure courses are in alphanumeric order.
  5. Click OK in the Course List editor to save your change back to the Page Body editor.
  6. Click OK on the Page Body editor to save all of your changes.

How to Add a Comment Entry

A comment entry is anything in your Course List that is not a specific course. Comment entries are often used to create headers within your table or to relay instructions like "Select one of the following".

  • You can also use Comment Entry to indicate an open-ended course option for students, such as ART 3xx.

To make a comment entry that will mimic a course entry, such as any free elective with a course number that begins ART, add a comment and enter ART 3xx::Upper-level ART elective. The double colon (::) between the XXX and Free elective will force the part before the double colon to be entered in column 1 and the part after the double colon to be entered in column 2.

  • A comment entry can also be turned into an Area Header. Highlight/click on once the comment entry in the righthand column of your course list editing screen, then click on the bubble for Area Header in the edit box.

To create a comment entry:

  1. Open the toolbar and click Edit Page
  2. Double click on the course list to which you want to add your comment entry
  3. Select in right list where Comment Entry is to be placed
  4. Click Add Comment Entry. A text window will open.
  5. Enter text to be placed in course list.
  6. Click OK in the Course List editor to save your change back to the Page Body editor
  7. Click OK on the Page Body editor to save all of your changes

Note: If a course code (e.g. ENGL 101) is found in a comment entry, the course code will display the course bubble as all other course codes in the course list.

How to Add Footnotes