UWW uses the Class Topic to denote that a class is part of a particular program/certificate. Often a particular program or certificate program has a different fee structure other than a 'standard' UWW class. For example, several Sociology classes have a CJ Cert topic. This means that this class is...
The Comms page in CAPS is used to send internal correspondence to Registrar’s staff. The RSS (Registrar Scheduling Staff) will read the comment as part of the request.
The Email Recipients section of the Comm page is optional. You can email yourself or someone else in your department a...
This is the full capacity of the section. It is used for room scheduling as well as registration purposes. In a multi-component course, combined laboratory and/or discussion section capacities greater than or equal to the capacity of the related lecture section(s).
If this course will have a final exam, please choose ‘Y’. If there is no final exam offered, please select ‘N’.
Use the Final Exam comment field for any specific final exam requests you have, rather than using the general Comms page.
Grading Access controls the instructor’s access to final grade rosters in SPIRE.
“None” – No access in SPIRE to grade roster
“Grade” – Can enter grades in SPIRE but not approve them for final processing
“Post *” – Can enter and approve grades in SPIRE
Grade Access pertains to SPIRE only, not...
Grading Basis defines the range of valid grades for a class.
Each course will be coded with one of the following grading basis options:
Grading Basis Code Description
Standard grading for graduate courses. Student has...
The CAPS History page displays information about what has happened to a section, by who and when.
The history of CAPS Status, Element Requests and Registrar actions are listed, including the name of the person who made the request or change and the date it happened.
Instruction Mode describes the way in which the class content is delivered. Instruction Mode choices for class sections can be as follows:
Online Plus In Person
Department Scheduling Representatives can choose 'Blended' only after they receive...
Instructor Edit is “No Choice” for most classes, indicating this is not an individualized study course. If you want SPIRE to allow you to record the individual instructor with whom each student is studying, use “Instructor”. This can only be used for practicum and independent study....
Primary Instructor (PI) – Instructor of Record
This person is responsible for delivering the primary instruction in the class.
Only faculty (including lecturers) and grad students may be designated as PIs.
Grad students responsible for lab or discussion...
The Instructor page displays information on the instructor teaching the class. You have the option to change the instructor details, delete an instructor and/or add a new instructor.
what type of instructor role (Grad Faculty, Lecturer, Emeritus, Instructor...
The Meetings page allows you to change, add or delete class meeting patterns.
Choose a Meeting Pattern and Meeting Start time from the drop-down boxes. Meeting Start times calculate the Meeting End times automatically, but you can override the Meeting End time.
Use the Meeting Comment field to...
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.
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
Main Menu > Course Maintenance > CAPS > Manage Classes > Main Details tab > Class Details section
Main Menu > Course Maintenance > CAPS > Add a Section >...
CAPS Basics Online
CAPS Basics, Part 1
The Class Automated Proposal System, or CAPS, is an area in SPIRE where you can see the proposed and requested parameters and structure of classes within your department. It is where academic departments plan details of courses and submit requests to the...