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Course DRAFT Profile

Version: 0.4-draft (08 February 2019)

Specification describing a course.


Contributors

The following people have been involved in the creation of this specification document. They are all members of the Training group.

Group Leader(s)
Other team members

Schema.org hierarchy

This Profile fits into the schema.org hierarchy as follows:

Thing > CreativeWork > Course

Description

This specification must be used in tandem with a courseInstance. A course is used to describe the broad, common aspects of a recurring training event - whereas a course instance is about the specific times and location of when that course is held.





Key to specification table

Schema.org properties where the Expected Types have been changed, or new (i.e., Bioschemas created) properties/types are green.

Schema.org properties/types are red.

Pending Schema.org properties/types are blue.

External (i.e., from 3rd party ontology) properties/types are black.


CD = Cardinality


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Property Expected Type Description CD Controlled Vocabulary Example
Marginality: Minimum.
description Text
Schema:

A description of the item.


ONE
View ≪description≫ example
keywords Text
Schema:

Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple entries in a keywords list are typically delimited by commas.


ONE
View ≪keywords≫ example
name Text
Schema:

The name of the item.


ONE
View ≪name≫ example
Marginality: Recommended.
about Thing
Schema:

The subject matter of the content. Inverse property: subjectOf.


Bioschemas:

The subject of this Training Material. Use the definedTerm schema to add a controlled vocabulary term such as EDAM that descibes the subject .

MANY

EDAM

View ≪about≫ example
coursePrerequisites AlignmentObject
Course
Text
Schema:

Requirements for taking the Course. May be completion of another Course or a textual description like “permission of instructor”. Requirements may be a pre-requisite competency, referenced using AlignmentObject.


MANY
View ≪coursePrerequisites≫ example
hasCourseInstance CourseInstance
Schema:

An offering of the course at a specific time and place or through specific media or mode of study or to a specific section of students.


Bioschemas:

Please see the Course Instance specification for more advice

MANY
View ≪hasCourseInstance≫ example
mentions Thing
Schema:

Indicates that the CreativeWork contains a reference to, but is not necessarily about a concept.


Bioschemas:

Datasets, tools, etc, which are used by or referred to by this course.

If this varies in a CourseInstance, use (CourseInstance) mentions to override (Course) mentions.

MANY
View ≪mentions≫ example
provider Organization
Person
Schema:

The service provider, service operator, or service performer; the goods producer. Another party (a seller) may offer those services or goods on behalf of the provider. A provider may also serve as the seller. Supersedes carrier.


Bioschemas:

Identify the Organization which is responsible for providing the educational input for the course, e.g. providing content, educational events, assessments, accreditation etc. Note: providing a course goes beyond creating it as it implies some degree of academic responsibility for accrediting the content of the course, perhaps running assessments etc.

MANY
View ≪provider≫ example
skillLevel DefinedTerm
Text
URL
Schema:

The students level of ability in the topic being taught. Examples of skill levels include ‘beginner’, ‘intermediate’ or ‘advanced’


Bioschemas:

The students level of ability in the topic being taught. Examples of skill levels include ‘beginner’, ‘intermediate’ or ‘advanced’

MANY
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
View ≪skillLevel≫ example
timeRequired Duration
Schema:

Approximate or typical time it takes to work with or through this learning resource for the typical intended target audience, e.g. ‘P30M’, ‘P1H25M’.


Bioschemas:

Approximate or typical time it takes to work with or through this learning resource for the typical intended target audience, e.g. ‘P30M’, ‘P1H25M’. In ISO 8601 format hours.

If this varies in CourseInstances, use duration to override timeRequired

ONE
View ≪timeRequired≫ example
url URL
Schema:

URL of the item.


Bioschemas:

The preferred URL of the course page. You must provide this value if it is known

ONE
View ≪url≫ example
Marginality: Optional.
alternateName Text
Schema:

An alias for the item.


MANY
audience Audience
Schema:

An intended audience, i.e. a group for whom something was created. Supersedes serviceAudience.


Bioschemas:

The type of audience intended for your course. Whereas “about” describes topic and “skillLevel” describes their abilities; “audience” is a succinct description of the attendees.

MANY
View ≪audience≫ example
courseCode Text
Schema:

The identifier for the Course used by the course provider (e.g. CS101 or 6.001).


MANY
View ≪courseCode≫ example
creator Organization
Person
Schema:

The creator/author of this CreativeWork. This is the same as the Author property for CreativeWork.


Bioschemas:

The creator/author of the course. Note, this may be different from the instructor who delivers it (descibed in CourseInstance), or the author who created the training materials used.

MANY
View ≪creator≫ example
dateCreated Date
DateTime
Schema:

The date on which the CreativeWork was created or the item was added to a DataFeed.


ONE
dateModified Date
DateTime
Schema:

The date on which the CreativeWork was most recently modified or when the item’s entry was modified within a DataFeed.


ONE
educationalCredentialAwarded Text
URL
Schema:

A description of the qualification, award, certificate, diploma or other educational credential awarded as a consequence of successful completion of this course.


Bioschemas:

This property is strongly recommended if one exists

MANY
hasPart CreativeWork
Trip
Schema:

Indicates an item or CreativeWork that is part of this item, or CreativeWork (in some sense). Inverse property: isPartOf.


Bioschemas:

A training material used in a course such as an exercise, handouts, or slides.

Inverse property: isPartOf.

If this varies in a CourseInstance, use workFeatutred to override hasPart.

MANY
View ≪hasPart≫ example
image ImageObject
URL
Schema:

An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.


ONE
View ≪image≫ example
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork
URL
Schema:

Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details. Inverse property: mainEntity.


Bioschemas:

List different URLs that can be used to access the course

MANY
thumbnailUrl URL
Schema:

A thumbnail image relevant to the Thing.


ONE
View ≪thumbnailUrl≫ example

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