Course Information Online
Barnard's online Course Catalogue (CourseLeaf) is the official source of all academic information and policies. The Catalogue includes resources for students 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.
Course Inventory Management CIM is a system for managing online academic course and program information throughout the University. All Instructors and Department Assistants and Administrators have access to the system, and through it can change existing courses and submit new course proposals. All substantive changes and new course proposals automatically go to the Committee on Instruction (COI) through CIM workflow, and once the change or new course is approved, CIM publishes it. Departments and programs can pull published course content to be displayed in the Barnard College Online Course Catalogue and on departmental websites.
The College will soon fully migrate to Course Management, a new system that is being developed by Columbia, that will replace CIM. By Fall 2020, all course management and scheduling of courses should be done by the new system. The Provost’s Office will continue to be in touch with Chairs and Department Administrators/Assistants about the progress of this project.
For more information regarding submitting new course proposals and course changes to the COI through CIM, please see the Proposing or Changing a Course page.
CourseWorks 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 offers many other features such as sending emails to the class and hosting a class-related discussion board. The system is also used for course evaluations. 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. First click "Textbook" in the left-hand side menu.
2. If there are NO required textbooks for your course, click the "No textbooks" check-box under "Textbook Information," and then click "Save."
3. If there ARE required textbooks for your course, click the "Add Textbooks" button on the top menu bar.
4. 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.
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
Instructors may find more information in the online FAQ at https://courseworks.columbia.edu/welcome/txtbooks_faq.html?inner_support=1.
For accessible and affordable textbook options, including Course Reserves, the First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP), Borrow Direct, and Interlibrary Loan, please contact the Barnard Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.