The CSU subject outline serves as the learning and teaching agreement between the University and enrolled students. A subject outline must be created for each mode of study every time the subject is offered.
An outline provide details about the subject, the subject coordinator, assessment items, teaching strategies and the specific conditions that must be met by students in order to obtain a passing grade in the subject.
The Subject Outline Tool (SOT) assists the process of creating a subject outline by automatically bringing in subject and institutional data, such as learning outcomes and academic policies, so that you do not need to replicate this information.
You will however, need to provide details such as assessments, contact details and a study schedule.
You need to use the subject outline tool to create a subject outline for each cohort you are teaching.
WE ARE TRANSITIONING TO A NEW SUBJECT OUTLINE TOOL
As of Term 3 2018, all Subject Outlines must be developed in the new Subject Outline Tool.
In April 2018, 201845 Subject Outlines will be available for development. In May 2018, 201860, 201875 and 201890 Subject Outlines will be available for development in the new Subject Outline Tool.
Subject Outlines published from the superseded Mandatory Subject Information (MSI) system remain available for variations and search in the Interact/Sakai-based system.
You can access both the old and new Subject Outline tools via the Staff Links in your Interact2 Dashboard.
As of Term 3 2018, Subject Outlines can be authored and quality assured in the new Subject Outline Tool. In April/May 2018, Subject Outlines for 201845 and 201860 were made available in the new Subject Outline Tool. Outlines for 201875 will become available on 18 May; with 201890 Subject Outlines likely to become available from July.
Important Notice for 201860, 201875 & 201890 Outlines
The recommended browsers for the Subject Outline Tool are Chrome and Firefox. Testing for Edge and Safari is coming soon
During transition to the new Subject Outline Tool for 201845, please refer to the Help.pdf, supporting artefacts and video guides below.
The help documentation and additional training materials are a work in progress as we incrementally build the system for release to 2018 sessions and prepare the comprehensive Subject Outline Tool Help website.
SOT Help (from 201845)(.pdf)
SOT Quick Start Guide (.pdf)
SOT Template Overview (.pdf)
Example Rubrics (.pdf)
201930 Schedule Template (.docx)
All Outlines that have been published from the Interact/Sakai-based Mandatory Subject Information (MSI) system remain available for variations; and viewable by all staff via the search function. This includes any 201845 Outlines that were published early due to an approved session variation.
The superseded Mandatory Subject Information (MSI) System Help will remain available until Interact/Sakai is decommissioned at a date yet to be determined.