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- Request Custom Shells
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Request Custom Shells
What are custom shells?
Conestoga faculty have the ability to request any number of blank course shells, called "custom shells", for experimentation and course development. A custom shell works like a normal course shell-- containing content, assessments, grades, and so on-- but is not tied to a specific delivery of a course, and will not have any students enrolled in it.
Request a Custom Shell
Faculty can create a custom shell through the Employee Portal:
- Log in to the Employee Portal and click on the Faculty tab.
- Click Request Custom Shell.
- Choose which type of Custom Shell you wish to make.
- Choose Course-Related Shell if the shell you are setting up will have content related to a specific course.
- Choose Custom Shell if the shell you are creating is a sandbox or houses general resources not related to one particular course.
- Choose a Course Code from among the courses you have been attached to teach in the past, present, or future.
- Under Type of Shell, select whichever is appropriate:
- A Model Shell contains a clean copy of a course's content, intended for continual re-use by one or more instructors.
- A Temporary Development Shell is used by one instructor to edit content for a specific upcoming semester, most commonly before the actual live shells for that semester are available.
- A Faculty Working Group is an area for instructors of the same course to share resources that would not be uploaded into a live course, such as answer keys, scheduling documents, or curriculum documents.
- The Shell Title will be pre-filled with the official short title for the selected course code, but you can edit it to any other title you prefer.
- You will be the only Instructor enrolled in your new Custom Shell by default. If you chose the Course-Related Shell option, your Chair will also be added automatically to the shell. To enroll other faculty, please refer to the instructions in the Guide to Enrollments & User Roles.
- Students will not see your Custom Shells. If you wish to create a shell that both faculty and students will access, you should instead request a Community Shell. A community shell can be set up to automatically enroll students in a certain program or school, or we can grant you the ability to manage enrollments manually.