Set master/slave relationship between papers

The master/slave relationship was created to better handle situations where a single paper is taught under more than one paper name and code.  For example:

  • Students in MECHENG322 and COMPSYS202 attend the same lectures and sit the same assessments but the paper is taught under two different codes in order to segregate the students in the programmes of Mechatronics Engineering (MECHENG322) and Computer Systems Engineering (COMPSYS202).
  • Where there are instances of the same paper spanning two semesters (eg: EXAMPLE101A and EXAMPLE101B)
Important: If you simply want to import material from semester’s instance of the same paper (eg: EXAMPLE201 is taught in both first and second semesters, or is unchanged between years) then do not use the slave functionality! Please use the import ability from previous semesters to pull in your data.

How do I set up a master/slave connection?

  1. On the slave paper, use the Select master paper (a) button to find the correct instance of the master paper.  Note that you will need to reset this relationship every semester; it is not propagated automatically.
  2. You will see that the edit tabs are removed and you’re shown a box (b) linking to the master paper.  Now, changes to:
    • intended learning outcomes
    • staffing and roles
    • paper outline text fields
    • paper audit text fields
    • graduate attribute scores

You can tell that a paper is a master when it shows the slaves listed on the front page (c).

  1. Note that a paper can be a master to any number of papers, but a slave can only have one master.  A paper which is a master can in turn also be a slave.
  2. The slave paper can not be edited until the master-slave relationship is removed.  To do this, click the Select master paper button on the slave paper (a), and select the No master paper option and Save.