Subject Outline

The Subject Outline is the learning and teaching agreement between the University and students. It provides details about the subject, the subject coordinator, assessment items, teaching strategies and the specific conditions that must be met by students to obtain a passing grade in the subject.

The Subject Outline Tool

The subject outline is created in the subject outline tool. The tool enables drafting, quality-assuring and publication of Subject Outlines for all active offerings.

Access the Subject Outline Tool via Staff Links in your Interact2 Dashboard by clicking the link for Subject Outlines from 201845. To search the Subject Outline Archive, click Subject Outlines (pre-201845).

subject outline

An Outline must be created for each

  • offering of a subject.
  • cohort you are teaching.

Outlines can be created from new or by cloning.

The content of your outline consists of automatically created content and information specific to your subject.

  • Auto populated content includes subject and institutional data, such as learning outcomes and academic policies. If you are cloning an outline you may be prompted to refresh this text.
  • Subject-specific content includes assessments, contact details, and a study schedule. Support on writing assessments can be found on the DLT website or you can request Educational Designer support through the SRS
  • The Assessment Policy sets out the requirements for assessment in subjects. The policy should be read in conjunction with supporting procedures. The Course and Subject Information Procedure states requirements for assessment information in subject outlines.

To avoid formatting issues when adding tables to your outline three methods are outlined below.

  1. Turnitin/ Excel
  2. The following rubric excel template can be used in the subject outline and when creating a rubric in Interact2 Turnitin LTI.

    Turnitin Rubric Template.xlsx

    To use this document:

    1. Download the TII rubric excel template.
    2. Open the excel file and Save as < assessment name> (e.g. LAW114 A2 Essay).
    3. Leave criterion ‘heading’ intact, paste in your criterion text underneath - populate the template criterion cells (e.g. copy paste). TIP: double clicks is for getting into an Excel ‘cell’ for pasting. Paste the content into the Marking Criteria and Standards section.
    4. Display the rubric and set width to 100%. You may change it in landscape if the rubric width is over the page.
    5. Save the rubric.

      For further information on the Turnitin LTI refer to the Turntin LTI Quick Guide.pdf
  3. Word
  4. The following work template can be used in the subject outline when creating a rubric.

    Rubric Template.docx

    To use this document:

    1. Download  the rubric word template.
    2. Open the word file and Save as < assessment name> (e.g. LAW114 A2 Essay).
    3. Edit the rubric using Control Shift V paste text without formatting to populate the table. Delete extra rows.
    4. Select the whole table and copy.
    5. Paste the content into the Marking Criteria and Standards section.
    6. Display the rubric and set width to 100%. You may change it in landscape if the rubric width is over the page.
    7. Save the rubric.
    8. Preview in PDF format, student view and SOT view. If the table is not formatted correctly see information below on how to edit subject outline tables.

    Video instructions are included below:

    How to use rubrics template (word format).mp4

  5. HTML

    The following work template can be used in the subject outline when creating a rubric.
    Rubric template.html
  6. To use this document video instructions are included below:

    How to use rubrics template (HTML format).mp4

This Quality Assurance (QA) Checklist can be used by subject conveners, QA Officers/moderators/reviewers as a guide when preparing/reviewing subject outlines.

Please refer to the subject outline checklist for guidance.

If your table is not displaying correctly in the PDF version of your outline try the following.  If you are not successful please log an SRS.

  1. Select and highlight the first row of your rubric, when the border is highlighted blue, table property floating tool bar will appear.

    xxxx
  2. Choose width to 100% property as fig 1 shown.
  3. Cleanup extra line space in your rubric,
  4. Select the display on the landscape page shown fig 2 . We highly recommend using landscape layout if your rubric has more than 6 columns.
    Fig 2
  5. Save and preview the table as a PDF.