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The Stanford Course feature is used to display courses from the current academic year on your website from Explore Courses. 

The Stanford Course feature includes course section information and optional connection to the instructor's profile page.  All course information should be updated in Explore Courses.

Importing courses

Visit this page to set up your course importer.

Updating a course

Any change to a course needs to be done at

Linking your instructor's profile to a course

  1. From the Current Courses page, find the course and click the Edit link.
  2. In the edit form, scroll to Section Information.
  3. In the Instructor field, start typing the person's name.  The instrustor's name will auto-complete.  Select from the auto-complete list. Note: the instructor must have a profile in the site.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the edit form and click the Save button.

Searching for a course

  1. From the Site Actions menu, select Manage Content.
  2. In the Manage Content by Type section, click the Manage Courses link.
  3. From this page, you can find all the courses.  You can sort many of the columns by clicking on the header title, or search using the filters.

When will the Current Courses page update?

The "Current Courses" page will begin displaying courses for the upcoming quarter two weeks prior to the start of the quarter.

Stanford course feature includes

Title The course title.
Academic Year The academic year for the course.
Requirements Text field to note the course requirements.
Subject Text field to note the course subject.
Code Text field for the course code.
Course ID Text field for the course ID.
ExploreCourses Tag(s): Tags associated with this course from Explore Courses. This field is imported from ExploreCourses.
Tag: Human This field is imported from ExploreCourses.
Tag: Organization This field is imported from ExploreCourses.
Tag: Name This field is imported from ExploreCourses.
ExploreCourses Link This field is created programmatically and cannot be edited.
Code (Integer) This is a structural field used for sorting and you should not need to edit it. It is the numeric portion of the course code (e.g., "172" for "172E") and is automatically generated.
Grading This text field displays the grading options for the course. This field can be populated from a feed by a course importer.
Description This formatted text field is the course description.
Section Information This section includes information about the course section(s). Year, Instructor (within the website), Quarter, Class ID, Co Instructor (not listed in website), Section Number, Syllabus, Component, Date Range, Location(s), Units