|This lesson explains how course homepages are automatically generated and updated.|
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- Follow the links and read the relevant Help material
How Course Pages Are Generated and Updated
Course homepages are automatically generated by the CATE system.
They contain only information that is true for all sections of the course, no matter when the section is being taught, who is teaching it, or how it is being delivered.
Therefore, you can't exert any direct control over a course homepage. For example, you can never change the color scheme or layout of a course homepage.
However, you do have a certain amount of indirect control.
Whenever you create and activate a section homepage, you must always specify the course to which the section belongs. Based on that choice, a link will automatically be created on the appropriate course homepage. Clicking on the link will lead to your section homepage.
If your section homepage is turned off or deleted -- or if the semester fades into history -- the link on the course page will automatically disappear.
Moving a section to another course
For a variety of reasons, it might be necessary to detach a section from one course and move it to another course. That can be accomplished using the "Move Section" button for any section via the Section Homepage module.
Homepages for new courses
A certain amount of lag time always exists from the date a new course is approved to the date it goes into the A&R system to the date the course becomes active to the date the CATE system picks up the information and adds it to our database.
If you ever need to expedite the appearance of a new course in the CATE system, please notify the CATE webmaster.
In addition to all the real SRJC courses, the CATE system also includes a few courses strictly for practice, such as CATE 101, ROCK 101, BASE 101, etc. Those are always safe for practicing with the system, or if your real course doesn't show up yet. If desired, you can always move your section from a practice course to a real course via the "Move Section" button in the Section Homepage module.
How to...Use Automated Links: http://online.santarosa.edu/catedocs/howto_use_links.html
WWII 101 A plain-vanilla sample class website
Rock 101 A fancier sample class website
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