Glossary of terms used in FULL FABRIC CORE

Session - A session involves a location, a start and end time, and a lecturer.
Unit - A unit is the practicalities of the study of a particular course at a particular point in time. A unit has registrations, sessions, a syllabus, resources, attendance, grades and assignments. Units can vary year-on-year as the institution changes the studies of a course. 
Academic term - A collection of units.
Academic year - A collection of academic terms.
 
Course - The representation of the studies of a subject. Courses have a code and a name. Courses are only used as a form of identification and it is Units which represent the practicalities of the study of the course for a particular time period.
Study plan template - A collection of all of the core and elective study plan courses for a programme. The study plan template has a total number of credits which are required in order to be awarded the degree for the programme.
Study plan categories - A category of courses on the study plan template. Students must take enough courses to fulfil the required credits for the categories.
Study plan course - A course on the study plan template of a programme, which has the following details:
  • The course type - core/ elective
  • The number of credits
  • The number of session hours
  • The maximum number of absences from sessions
Core course - A course which is mandatory for the programme certification.
Elective course - Optional courses which the student can choose from. Students may need to register for a certain number of elective courses in order to fulfil the required credits for the programme.
Transcript - A student’s transcript is the collection of courses for which the student is registered for. The student’s transcript contains the student’s grades, credits and attendance for each of the units for the courses for which they’ve been registered.
 
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