Course Information Online
Course Management is a system for managing online academic course information throughout the University. All Instructors and Department Administrators/Assistants have access to the system, and through it can change existing courses and submit new course proposals through the Proposal module. The Inventory module is a database for all courses in the University. The Schedule module is used by Department Administrators/Assistants to schedule courses.
Once a proposal has been submitted, the Department Chair/Program Director will automatically receive an email to review it. Once approved, the proposal will automatically go to the Committee on Instruction (COI). With COI's approval, the new course/course change can be published on the Barnard College Course Catalogue, which in turn will be pulled onto the departmental website. New courses cannot be scheduled or appear on the Directory of Classes until they have been approved by the full faculty.
For more information regarding submitting new course proposals and course changes to the COI through Course Management, please see the Proposing or Changing a Course page.
Barnard's online Course Catalogue (operated by CourseLeaf) is the official source of all academic information and policies. The Catalogue includes resources such as a list of current faculty, financial aid information, student life information, course listings and major/minor requirements in each academic department and program, and more.
CourseWorks Canvas is a university-wide learning management system. It is a web-based publishing environment that allows instructors to post syllabi, assignments, and any kind of file (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, PDF.) CourseWorks Canvas offers many other features such as sending emails to the class and hosting a class-related discussion board. Review this faculty guide for an overview of its features. Log in with your Columbia UNI and password.
Colleges and universities must comply with the Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) by providing students with textbook information for all courses. A textbook is defined as any book with an ISBN that is not otherwise made freely available in its entirety to all students for the duration of the semester. CourseWorks Canvas asks instructors to distinguish further between required reading and recommended reading; again, please enter information about any textbooks that are not otherwise made freely available to students. Textbook information must be available to students every year by the time of advance program planning in April and November.
Please note that the textbook information entered into CourseWorks Canvas need not be complete, and can be edited and updated at any time. Even if a course does not have required textbooks, we ask you to please indicate this in CourseWorks Canvas.
Instructions for Adding Textbook Information to CourseWorks Canvas:
1. Once logged in to CourseWorks Canvas, click "My Courses" on the dark blue left-hand side menu, then select one of your courses.
2. Scroll down the secondary "Home" left-hand side menu and click "Textbooks."
3. If NO textbooks are required for your course, click the "No Textbooks" check box under "Textbook Information."
4. If textbooks ARE required for your course, click the "Add Textbooks" button on the top menu bar.
5. Enter the 10-digit or 13-digit textbook ISBN and click "Get Book Info." If the item is found, information about the book will appear below. You can then select "Add as Required" or "Add as Recommended," as appropriate. The book will then be added to your textbook list.
6. If other materials are either required or recommended, please enter them in the "Comments" section.
7. Repeat these steps for each of your courses.
You can find further instructions and more information in the following article from the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Knowledge Base: http://support.ctl.columbia.edu/knowledgebase/articles/787500-how-do-i-add-textbooks-into-my-course-in-coursewor
Barnard strongly believes in helping to ease the burden of college textbook costs, while also supporting the ability of faculty members to select course materials that will enable students to fully engage in the highest levels of learning. Our compliance as a community with HEOA is important in helping our students to afford higher education. For accessible and affordable textbook options, including Course Reserves, Barnard FLI Partnership Library, Borrow Direct, and Interlibrary Loan, please contact the Barnard Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course evaluations are managed through EvaluationKit. At the end of each semester Barnard students are asked to evaluate their courses, instructors, and TAs through evaluation forms on CourseWorks Canvas. You may find information about course evaluations on the IMATS site. Questions should be directed to email@example.com.
This directory contains basic information, meeting times, class locations and instructor from the Registrar's University-wide data base. Please note that course information changes frequently, so revisit this page periodically for the most up-to-date course information.