SQill structures your curriculum development
Create structure in development and searchability of the curriculum
Develop educational modules in the SQill environment together with the educational team. For educational and curriculum development usually spreadsheets and documents are used. This makes versioning difficult and often causes miscommunications.
By using SQill users can work together to determine goals, set assignments and develop tests. The online environment enables track changes, discussions and task management.
The full curriculum content becomes accessible and searchable for students, lecturers and faculty staff. The curriculum is stored in a central databases so users always have access to the most up-to-date version.
SQill gives insight in the curriculum with a wide range of reports. For example, the reports can give an indication on whether study and work load is manageable for students and teachers.
Using SQill will reduce the number of of lessons with the same content in your curriculum. So spaces to introduce new topics can easily be identified.
In SQill the effect of a curriculum change on educational planning is immediately seen. The software shows the impact on teaching and study load, and the availability of appropriate resources, enabling the user to decide whether the curriculum change is possible to organise.
SQill puts the educational vision first. The users can define their own building blocks and structure of the educational programme.
Your own terminology of the curriculum can be used in SQill, enabling students and teachers to become familiar with the terms immediately. In addition SQill supplies standardised libraries of competences, terms and taxonomies are available as a help.
Many different people are involved in educational and curriculum development. Within SQill each group can be provided with their own unique task and groups can collaborate. Also, extensive features are available, such as track changes, discussions and automatic notifications for updates.
SQill is the central system to process the curriculum and educational content. By storing the content in SQill the latest version of the curriculum is accessible for everyone.
SQill has extensive search functionality allowing students and lecturers to see where a competence or skill is taught. This helps students to determine their next module and lecturers in preparing classes.
For accreditation purposes SQill keeps a record of the changes made over the years. This way your programme can make sure that a curriculum always satisfies and is compliant to the accredition criteria.
Based on the data in SQill course guides and curriculum overviews can automatically be created. Users can define their own templates and publish specific parts for students, future students and others.
The curriculum is also the starting point of educational planning and scheduling. SQill can automatically generate a blueprint for scheduling, an overview of the total teaching load and an overview of the research groups that will teach next semester.
We offer the service to import the current curriculum data into SQill, enabling a quick start with SQill. In order to do so, we only require access to the study guide and/or the curriculum documents/spreadsheets.
As part of the data import we also detect inconsistencies and missing curriculum information.
Educational content keeps evolving on a yearly base. Since SQill tracks all the changes that are made, lecturers and students are able to see how a course or module has evolved over a number of years.
Students can export their own study guide as a proof of learned skills and competences for their future career.
SQill can be integrated in your application landscape; many integrations are available. SQill can be linked to scheduling or planning tools. This way the administrative load is reduced, so you can focus on the education and educational development.
SQill offers integration with identity providers using Single Sign on, ADFS and SURFconext among others, so users can easily access SQill without having to remember separate credentials.
SQill can be tailored to the needs of your educational program. You can decide which roles and curriculum building blocks you have in your education development process. We will of course help you to define these building blocks and configure SQill. Based on best practises we have created several basic configurations to give you a head start. This way you have a tailored configuration set up in no time.
SQill has a yearly licence fee based on the number of educational programmees in SQill. We believe that every teacher needs to have a clear understanding of the curriculum in order to contribute to their educational goals. Therefore all lecturers and supporting staff have access to SQill; we have no user based licence model. Frequent updates, manuals and events are included in the yearly fee. So you can get the most out of SQill.
If you want to get more information or have any questions, please contact us.