Map graduate attributes of a programme

Once a programme has been created, its papers and graduate attributes selected, we can then use a heat-map to show which papers contribute to the development of each of the attributes.  There is a caveat though: the heat-map is driven by data, and if there are no data, then the heat-map will be incomplete.  The information about how much any paper contributes to any attribute is decided by the teaching staff of that paper.  If the attribute has been associated with the paper already, then there should already be a score from the teachers.  If the association of the paper with any of the attributes in your programme is new, the staff will need to enter their score for it before your heat-map can be complete.  In short, it’s probably a good idea to notify teaching staff when you create a new programme using their paper.

To see the map, navigate to the Map attributes tab of the programme homepage, and click the Select semesters button (a) to get started.  Use the checkboxes (b) in the popup to filter the semesters to show, and click Update semester selection.  We recommend limiting this to just a couple so as not to clutter the map too much.

Now the map will be populated initially with white cells representing papers according to their type and year/semester/quarter.  Using the Select attribute dropdown (c) will colour the map according to the score given against the selected attribute by the teaching staff. Clicking on a paper’s box (d) will open a pop-up window (far below) with more details.

The popup box contains a list of intended learning outcomes (e) from the selected paper which have been tagged as related to the current graduate attribute by the teaching staff.  There’s also a homepage link to the paper itself (f) so that you can find further information if required.  Note that having Planner permissions does not automatically give you edit access to all papers.

In the next tab we’ll look at how to create trajectories and milestones (if you need an explanation first, please read the Understanding trajectories and Understanding milestones pages).