Map is based on the concept of Documents, which have an outline tree structure (see example below). Your curriculum and the items you wish to map it to are entered into Map using this outline structure.
Documents can be created in two ways:
Manually in the Map tool (recommended).
CSV file upload (only for simple documents with 1-3 levels).
For instructions on how to use the CSV Document Uploader, please refer to Section 2.4 in our Map User Guide.
When creating a document, consider carefully the type and number of levels you require in the tree. Once a document has been created, you can only add new levels to the bottom of the tree, and not between existing levels.
- Please also ensure that you structure every top level item in your document in exactly the same way so that any reports you download to Excel can be filtered correctly. For example, don’t include a level for semester under Year 1 but omit it from Year 2 in the same curriculum document.
- Each program in your department or institution should have its own curriculum document with the program name clearly labeled in the document title. Alternatively, you could create separate documents for each year of study or each course, if you wish.
- You should only create one version of any document that you intend to map to the curricula of multiple programs. For instance, if the same accreditation standards are applicable to three of your programs, then you only need to create one accreditation standards document in Map.
Use the following links to learn how to create different types of document in Map:
Additional information can be found in our Map User Guide, which you can download here or from the Help menu in your Liftupp Portal.