Getting into Curricunet
Curricunet is an entirely online system, so you can work on courses from any computer with access to the internet.
- Point your browser to www.curricunet.com/kccd.
- At the login screen, use your regular network id as your username--the same one you use to log into your work computer, generally your first initial and your last name. The initial password is change me. It is very important to change this password in your profile when you gain entrance into the system.
- Choose Cerro Coso as your college, and click the "Log In" link under the college box (hard to see in Internet Explorer, much easier to see in other browsers).
- If you cannot get in for any reason, please contact me.
Starting a Course Revision Proposal
- In the navigation bar on the left under "Build," choose "Courses." If this is your first time in Curricunet, the next screen should be empty under My Courses and Co-Contributing Courses.
- To see which disciplines you are cleared to work on COR's for, click on the drop-down menu under "Departments." These are the areas you have initially been identified to work on. If this list is empty, or incomplete, or wrong, please contact me. It takes two seconds for me to add disciplines for you, and there are any number of reasons why you might need more disciplines on this list than you actually teach in. So send me a quick email.
- To select a course to revise,under "Courses"click on"Revise Course".
- In the search box that appears, make sure"Cerro Coso College" is selected at the top and then put in the discipline of the course you want to revise, click "OK" (Note: choosing a status other than "all" doesn't make any difference at this time—all courses,no matter how old or moth-balled, will appear as active).
- If you choose a discipline you are not identified to work in, you will see a list of courses with "WR" icons to the left.
- If you choose a discipline you are identified to work in, you will see the "WR" icons and also icons that look like two pages. This is the "copy" icon and clicking it brings up a copy of the COR for you to make changes in. It also makes it impossible for anybody else to select a course to revise while you are revising. Note that any changes you make in a course are pending until it is all the way approved by the Board of Trustees at the very end of the approval process; only at that time does your pending copy overwrite the original course. You can delete the pending proposal at any time before the end without altering the original course.
- Once you click on the copy icon, a screen will come up that prompts you for a proposal type. Choose
- CC Course Update if you are making changes to "Methods of Evaluation," "Methods of Instruction" (not distance education, which is different), "Texts, Readings, and Related Materials," or "Out-of-Class Assignments."
- CC Course Revision for all other alterations to a course. If you are not sure, choose Course Revisions can always change the proposal type later.
- If you have trouble for any reason gaining access to a course to revise, please contact me or your CIC area rep.
Starting a New Course Proposal
- In the navigation bar on the left under "Build," choose "Courses."
- Under "Courses," select "Create Course"
- Choose the Discipline (not department) from your list.
- Add a course number, title, and catalog course description. These can all be changed later, so don't worry that they have to be exactly right at this stage. Your course number must start with a "C" like all Cerro Coso courses and be three digits (i.e., C101, C087), and you must choose a course number that has not been used before--like, ever--or you will get an error message.
- Click "OK."
- If you have trouble with this in any way, contact me or your CIC area rep.
Adding a Co-Contributor.
In our prior system with paper forms, COR's required a sign-off from other members of the department (or closely-related department)besides the proposer and faculty chair. The distance ed addendum required two signatures, for example,and the content review required another two signatures. In recent years, all this was located on one form (COR-S). But since Curricunet cannot gather signatures so easily, CIC is asking course proposers to add at least two other members of the department as Co-Contributors to course proposals. This accomplishes the same purpose as the old signatures, to show that the course has been shared and benefitted from wider discussion within the department. Having at least two co-contributorsis to be considered the norm on these proposals, and CIC will ask questions of proposals that don'ts how this broader discussion.
- Once a revision or a new course proposal is created, the first screen to appear is the Main screen (you can see all the COR's different screens on the right; some are dark grey to have information entered in and some are ghosted depending on the actions of other screens; when a screen is completely filled out, it turns green). At the bottom of this first, Mainscreen is a section labeled Co-Contributor(s).
- Click on the link "Add a Co-Contributor."
- Select the Co-Contributor
- Select the screen rights the contributor is to be given. Most of the time it will be "Check All."
- Select "OK"
- Back at the Main screen, go through the steps again to add a second co-contributor.
Returning to a Course Proposal.
Chances are that you will not complete an entire course proposal in one sitting. That's fine. Curricunet saves your changes and keeps your proposal until you are ready to submit it for approvals at the end of the process.
- When you return to Curricunet to continue working on a course,under "Build," choose "Courses." On that screen, you should see courses for which you are the originator (My Courses) and courses for which you are the co-contributor (Co-Contributing Courses).
- To continue working on your proposal, select the pencil icon ("edit") of the course you wish to work on
- To erase a proposal, select the scissors. (Note: when you go to erase a proposal, do not be fooled by the inaccurate language, which asks you if you want to purposely delete the Course and then warns you ominously that deletes are permanent. It is not the course that is being deleted; it is the course proposal that is being deleted. If you are working on a course revision and delete your proposal, the old original course is safe and sound.)