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  • CAPS, the Class Automated Proposal System, is the online class scheduling system built in SPIRE by IT in collaboration with the University Registrar’s office and academic departments. This system completely replaces the cumbersome paper process that the academic departments used previously to...
  • Print in Schedule controls whether this instructor’s name appears in the schedule of classes. PIs are usually set to “Yes” so students may see who is teaching while they are registering. TAs and Moodle only instructors cannot be printed in the schedule. CAPS glossary
  • Catalog Requisites and Class Association Requisites are visible to students in the schedule of classes. It is not necessary to repeat Requisites in the Class Notes section of CAPS. A Catalog Requisite (prerequisite) tells SPIRE to automatically enforce a prerequisite for this course. It applies to...
  • In order to ensure the best fit between course and classroom, please provide as much information as possible regarding classroom requirements. The following are some typical examples of room characteristics: CIP IT -  includes projector, projection screen, dvd/cd player, VCR, closed captioning...
  • The 'Subject OK?' (yes/no) text comes from the instructor table in SPIRE.  It means that the instructor is approved to teach this subject.  If an instructor works for a particular department and is going to teach in another department, this must be approved by the Registrar’s Office and that...
  • If you list a non-zero waitlist capacity on a section, you are telling SPIRE you want the system to collect an automated waitlist for that section and that you are willing to have the system move students from that waitlist into the course as seats become available before classes begin. The...
  • Add a Section (tab) Main Menu > Course Maintenance > CAPS > Add a Section Add Consent Main Menu > Course Maintenance > CAPS > Manage Classes > Main Details tab > Class Details section Associated Class Main Menu > Course Maintenance > CAPS > Add a Section >...
  • For some classes, there are two enrollment capacities:  NSO Enrollment Cap and Total Enrollment Cap.  The NSO Enrollment Cap is the capacity for the NSO session; the Total Enrollment Cap is the capacity for the class.  The NSO enrollment cap is calculated at the beginning of each New Students...
  • Students and Most Instructors: You will receive the appropriate SPIRE access automatically. Staff, some Instructors and Advisors: If your job requires you to work with student records in SPIRE, including advising, follow these steps for additional SPIRE access: 1. Complete FERPA Certification...
  • About SPIRE Training for Employees You need to apply online to get access to SPIRE. Note first  Apply for SPIRE access. Your department head and the Registrar's Office must approve your application. If in-person training is required, we will invite you to the next available session as soon as...

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