The CASUS course manager works independently of the platform. For a convenient case application during the course, the course manager offers the possibility to create groups or courses, to attribute access authorisations to individual persons or groups and also to globally evaluate results through a secure internet link.
Course Manager for Course Instructors/Administrators
With the CASUS Course Manager:
- access to course content on the Internet or Intranet is provided to a defined user group.
- individual and group authorizations are selected.
- access is governed and controlled.
- cases can be updated at any time.
- access to learning activities can be made conditional upon the (successful) completion of preceding activities.
- statistics on case use data inclusive of how questions were answered is easily retrievable.
Course Manager for Students
- After the login, students receive an overview of the courses they registered for ( “my courses”) or an alternative homepage displaying course news and important deadlines. The homepage view also enables students to see which cases they have already worked on or completed.
- Students can view a summary of all relevant cases at a glance.
- With a simple mouse-click on the name of a course, students can switch from one course to another.
Instruct AG strives to continually strengthen all aspects of the CASUS Learning System. In 2011, we improved Course Manager allowing for stronger management of CASUS case studies.
Registration and Authentication
Depending on system configurations, Course Manager offers users several registration and authentication options:
- Students self-register receiving an E-mail confirmation. This method utilizes Captcha protection.
- Users are registered manually.
- Using CSV-data, users are imported resulting in registration and course assignment.
- Enrollment and payment via PayPal.
- Authentication through the authentication server. (Shibboleth, SCORM / AICC-HACP, etc.)
Due to the multitude of options available, almost all user management systems can be linked. With a link, users work with existing user data and know where their password can be changed significantly increasing user acceptance. If a secure connection cannot be established for technical reasons, the option of exporting from an external system remains.