INTERACTIVE COURSE CATALOG
Colleges and universities have a unique challenge. Augmenting advice from advisors and professors, institutions want to help students discover their own path to fulfilling degree requirements. For this, students need a tool that can supplement their academic advising. For this reason, InfoReady developed the interactive course catalog.
Navigating the avenues of general education is important. The general education curriculum teaches the student to solve unscripted problems in life. General education courses also help students to differentiate themselves from other students in their major. This differentiation help students to find jobs when they graduate.
To meet these needs, InfoReady’s Interactive Course Catalog allows students to become agents of their degree.
The Interactive Course Catalog supports institutional efforts to implement High Impact Practices, such as defining the Common Intellectual Experience. It is accessible by all users on campus, making it a collaborative tool for students to use with their academic advisors and peers.
The Interactive Course Catalog is especially useful for students exploring General Education / Foundational Learning / Core Curriculum classes. Students can search by keyword or browse the easy-to-use interface of sliding tiles via their phones, tablets, or laptops.
Administrators control how the courses are organized and displayed, as well as the search filters available to students. Any updates can be made in real time, ensuring students have the most accurate information.
And the Interactive Course Catalog helps the university, too. It allows institutions to predict demand for classes before registration, thus enabling the university run more efficiently and effectively.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
• Engaging interface. Sliding tiles are easy to browse. Students can quickly explore departments and course content that resonates with them.
• Visually stimulating course content. Faculty members can personalize their tiles, allowing them to express themselves, their teaching style, and their syllabus in a creative way.
• Identifies course demand. When students find classes they like, they can “favorite” the class as a non-binding signal to administrators that they are interested in the course. The Registrar can use this information to plan class size, location, and availability accordingly.
• Automated setup process. The Interactive Course Catalog offers a straightforward set up process, can be integrated with existing course catalog systems, and can import almost any catalog datafile, giving the university an immediate and live interactive course catalog to use as a starting point.