This article discusses what it means to have your course associated with our blueprint template course. Your course materials will not be affected, but certain beneficial contents will be added to your course.
Academic Tech prepares blueprint template courses for each purpose/department. Once the template course is associated with regular courses, Academic Tech will be able to add contents to the course. This becomes powerful tool especially when Academic tech is tasked (by Dean's Office) to insert Course Evaluation link directly to the designated courses.
As an instructor you can enable or disable the contents that Academic Tech inserts. Academic Tech will have no control over content visibility in the course.
Blueprint Course - Academic Tech designs the blueprint course. This tool allows us to synchronize certain course contents.
Contents - Canvas-specific contents such as pages, discussions, assignments.
Sync - "Importing" of contents is a similar idea, but with Blueprint course, it synchronizes throughout the courses that have been associated with our blueprint course.
Locked contents - As an instructor of the course, you will not be able to edit the contents.
Unlocked contents - As an instructor of the course, you will be able to edit the contents.
Academic Tech determines which contents to be locked or unlocked. For instance, if the content is about Bookstore information, we will lock the information. If the content is meant to be edited, we will leave it unlocked.
Publish - Once the Canvas contents are published, students can see them.
Unpublish - Once the Canvas contents are unpublished, students cannot see them.
At any time, you can publish or unpublish the contents that were added by Academic Tech. Even if the contents are "locked" you can unpublish the contents.
It depends on which department the course belongs to or what kind of course it is (on-campus/online). Either way, the contents will be generic to the courses. See the example contents below.
***This example is subjected to change at any time.
Once the course is associated with blueprint template, Academic Tech will be able to sync contents anytime. For instance, if we needed to update the Campus Bookstore information page, we will be able to update and sync the contents right away.