Documentation OSG Seminar Manager

Course templates

Course templates are meant to make it easier to create courses, if there are often similar courses or courses that are held more than once. Instead of creating a course directly, you can also clone a course from a course template.

 

Course templates can have more than one (possible) tutor, in contrast to a course, that can only be assigned to one tutor. You can give a tutor a priority that expresses, how qualified a tutor is to give a course fitting to the course template.

 

Another way to make use of course templates is to build a catalogue system, where interested users can sign up for a kind of course.

Create and edit course templates

A course template is created the same way as a course, but using the menu "Course templates".

 

In addition to a course, a course template also contains:

  • a name, that can be used internally and will not appear in the frontend.
  • possible tutors, you must select from when cloning the template to a course. These tutors are displayed in the box "qualified tutors". You can add and remove tutors for the course template here. If you want to remove a tutor from the list, check the box "remove" and save the course template.

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Show courses in the interested parties list

There may be courses for which there is no date yet. If it is for example not conceivable if there will be enough interested people for a course, then it is reasonable to first publish a course template. For this, the option "Interested parties list" must be active.

 

If you then publish a category in the frontend, there will be a view with two tabs, one for the courses and one for the course templates.

 

Courses can be booked by users. They appear in the tab "Dates". Published course templates can be found in the tab "Preview/Seat Reservation" without dates. Here, users can signalise that they are interested in such a course by subscribing to the interested parties list for that course template.

 

If you want to publish a course template in the frontend, it must be published:

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If you do not want to use the interested parties list and also not publish course templates, you can turn it all off using the option "Interested parties list" in the configuration of the OSG Seminar Manager component.

 

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