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Course DRAFT Profile

Version: 0.8-DRAFT-2020_10_06 (06 October 2020)

Specification describing a course.


If you spot any errors or omissions with this type, please file an issue in our GitHub.


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.

Summary of Changes

Changes since previous draft 0.7 of the Course profile:
  • Added in missing properties from Course: numberOfCredits; occupationalCredentialAwarded
  • Corrected ExpectedType for properties under Course: numberOfCredits; educationalCredentialAwarded
  • Added in missing properties from CreativeWork: abstract; acquireLicensePage; assesses; conditionsOfAccess; creativeWorkStatus; editEIDR; educationalLevel; maintainer; materialExtent; pattern; size; spatial; teaches; temporal; usageInfo
  • Corrected ExpectedType for properties under CreativeWork: accessModeSufficient; audio; datePublished; hasPart; isPartOf; offers; video
  • Corrected Description for properties under CreativeWork: encoding; offers; spatialCoverage; temporalCoverage
  • Selected new Bioschemas properties under CreativeWork: abstract, aggregateRating; citation; comment; commentCount; educationalLevel; isBasedOn; license; teaches
  • Updated description for Bioschemas properties under CreativeWork: mentions;
  • Updated cardinality for Bioschemas properties under CreativeWork: keywords;
  • Deleted Bioschemas property: skillLevel
  • Adjusted Authors: Michelle D Brazas to editor; Niall Beard no longer editor

Latest profiles

Latest release: none

Latest draft: 0.8-DRAFT-2020_10_06

Previous profiles

Previous version: 0.7-DRAFT-2019_11_08


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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 Course. Use the DefinedTerm type to add a controlled vocabulary term to categorise the course (such as using the EDAM Topic ontology).

MANY

EDAM term

View ≪about≫ example
abstract Text
Schema:

An abstract is a short description that summarizes a CreativeWork


Bioschemas:

An abstract is a short description that summarizes a Course

ONE
View ≪abstract≫ example
aggregateRating AggregateRating
Schema:

The overall rating, based on a collection of reviews or ratings, of the item.


ONE
View ≪aggregateRating≫ example
citation CreativeWork
Text
Schema:

A citation or reference to another creative work, such as another publication, web page, scholarly article, etc.


MANY
View ≪citation≫ 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
educationalLevel DefinedTerm
Text
URL
Schema:

The level in terms of progression through an educational or training context. Examples of educational levels include ‘beginner’, ‘intermediate’ or ‘advanced’, and formal sets of level indicators.


Bioschemas:

The level expected to be able to participate in the course. Examples of educational levels include ‘beginner’, ‘intermediate’ or ‘advanced’.

ONE
  • Beginner
  • Internediate
  • Advanced
View ≪educationalLevel≫ 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:

A course may be ran multiple times in different locations or at different times. Use hasCourseInstance to list the offerings of this Course.

Please see the Course Instance specification for the full list of properties.

MANY
View ≪hasCourseInstance≫ example
license CreativeWork
URL
Schema:

A license document that applies to this content, typically indicated by URL.


Bioschemas:

If the Course has an open-source license, include the short URL, as found in OSI. Otherwise use CreativeWork to describe your custom license.

ONE
View ≪license≫ example
mentions Thing
Schema:

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


Bioschemas:

Datasets, tools, technologies, entities etc, which are actively used by and/or referred to by this course.

If this varies in a CourseInstance, use the CourseInstance version of mentions to override this 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:

The organization responsible for providing the educational input for the course, e.g. content, 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
teaches DefinedTerm
Text
Schema:

The item being described is intended to help a person learn the competency or learning outcome defined by the referenced term.


Bioschemas:

Statements that describe what knowledge, skills or abilities students should acquire on completion of this Course

MANY

It is recommended that you utilize terms from the Blooms taxonomy

View ≪teaches≫ 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 through this learning resource for the typical intended target audience, e.g. ‘P30M’, ‘P1H25M’. This should use the ISO 8601 duration format.

If this varies in a CourseInstance, use duration in CourseInstance to override timeRequired.

ONE

ISO 8601

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.
accessibilitySummary Text
Schema:

A human-readable summary of specific accessibility features or deficiencies, consistent with the other accessibility metadata but expressing subtleties such as “short descriptions are present but long descriptions will be needed for non-visual users” or “short descriptions are present and no long descriptions are needed.”


Bioschemas:

A human-readable summary of specific accessibility features or deficiencies within the course.

ONE
View ≪accessibilitySummary≫ example
alternateName Text
Schema:

An alias for the item.


MANY
View ≪alternateName≫ example
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. A succinct description of the attendees.

MANY
View ≪audience≫ example
comment Comment
Schema:

Comments, typically from users.


MANY
View ≪comment≫ example
commentCount Integer
Schema:

The number of comments this CreativeWork (e.g. Article, Question or Answer) has received. This is most applicable to works published in Web sites with commenting system; additional comments may exist elsewhere.


ONE
View ≪commentCount≫ 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
View ≪dateCreated≫ example
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.


MANY
View ≪dateModified≫ example
educationalCredentialAwarded EducationalOccupationalCredential
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:

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

ONE
View ≪educationalCredentialAwarded≫ example
hasPart CreativeWork
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 this property value.

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
isBasedOn CreativeWork
Product
URL
Schema:

A resource that was used in the creation of this resource. This term can be repeated for multiple sources. For example, http://example.com/great-multiplication-intro.html. Supersedes isBasedOnUrl.


Bioschemas:

A course, book or other resource on which this Course is based.

MANY
View ≪isBasedOn≫ example
thumbnailUrl URL
Schema:

A thumbnail image relevant to the Thing.


ONE
View ≪thumbnailUrl≫ example

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