CurricUNET Screens: A Quick Reference Guide

The following menu provides an overview of some of the aspects the Technical Review members consider when reviewing course outlines. Faculty members are encouraged to use this as a quick reference when developing or modifying course outlines.

If you click on the little arrow to the left of a screen name or click on the title itself, the page will toggle open and provide more specific information and helpful things to remember on each CurricUNET screen.

All new courses, course modifications, experimential courses, selected topics courses, and technology mediated courses must include a Course Outline. This outline will be developed when the course is created through CurricUNET. All changes to course outlines must be made in CurricUNET.

How to complete a Search on CurricUNET

You do not have to be logged in to CurricUNET to complete a search. A CurricUNET search is a helpful tool when trying to:

  • Quickly find a course or program
  • Determine if the course or program is offered at College of San Mateo or Cañada College
  • Determine how many courses, degrees or certificates a department has
  • Determine the status of a course or program
  • Locate the Course Outline of Record

Easy Steps to Complete a Search

For helpful visuals, check out Canvas.

  1. Open your browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.) and go to
    • Chrome tends to work the best with CurricUNET
  2. On the CurricUNET homepage, locate the navigation bar on the left-hand side (this should be below the login information)
  3. Scroll down the page until you find the Search header
  4. Under the Search header, click on Course or Program (depending on what you would like to search). The same process is used to review classes, degrees and certificates.
    • The Course option will bring up a list of Active, Banked, Deleted, Pending courses within a specified subject code
    • The Program option will bring up a list of Active, Banked, Deleted, Pending degrees (AA, AS, AA-T, AS-T) and certificates within a specified subject code
  5. On the Course Search Page, fill in the first three (3) fields: College, Status, Discipline
    • Field 1 (College): please use the drop down screen to select Skyline College unless you are wanting to search across the District
    • Field 2 (Status): please select the appropriate box
      • Selecting All will return the Active, Banked, Deleted, Launched, and Pending versions of the course. (This should be used if you are wanting to see how many courses you need to focus on for CPR)
      • Selecting Active will return courses that have been approved and appear in the current catalog
      • Selecting Approved will return only those courses that have completed the technical review process and been approved by the Curriculum Committee, but are waiting for publication in the Catalog. They do not move to Active status until published in the Catalog.
    • Field 3 (Discipline): please use the drop down screen to scroll down and locate the subject code associated with your program. The subject codes are in alphabetical order.
  6. If you are looking for a specific course, you can use Field 4 (Course Number) to narrow the search to a specific course.
  7. After you have entered the necessary information into Fields 1-3, hit the OK button.
  8. On the Course Search Results page, scroll to find the course and/or program you are looking for and then click on the icons to the left to open the online, Word, or PDF version of the course or program outline.
    • You can also click on the SLO icon to just view the student learning outcomes or the DE icon to view the Distance Education addendum.

How to start a Course Modification in CurricUNET

When faculty need to update any part of an existing course outline of record, they must complete a course modification. The ACCJC requires that every 6-7 years the courses within a program are modified to ensure compliance with state and federal curriculum requirements.

Steps to Modify a Course

For helpful visuals, check out Canvas.

  1. Open your browser (Chrome, Safari, or Firefox, etc.) and go to
    • Chrome tends to work the best with CurricUNET
  2. On the CurricUNET homepage, in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, login with your credentials (User Name, Password, and College).
    • If you do not have a username and password, please speak with your Dean and request that they send an email to the Curriculum & Instructional Systems Specialist, Maria Norris.
    • If you have forgotten your username and password, please email the Curriculum & Instructional Systems Specialist, Maria Norris at
  3. On the left-hand side of the next screen, you will see a navigation bar. Under the Build header, click on "Courses"
  4. On the next screen on the lefthand side, you will see a Courses and Departments header. Please double-check that the Department you are wanting to modify courses for is selected.
    • CurricUNET should automatically load the department. If it doesn't, click on the dropdown menu and scroll to select your subject area. The subject areas are listed alphabetically.
  5. When the Department is selected, you should see a My Courses screen listing all your courses.
  6. Under the Courses header, on the left-hand side navigation bar, click on "Revise Course"
  7. Next, you should see a Course Search window that has four Course Search fields to fill out:
    • Field 1 (College): use the drop down screen to select Skyline College.
    • Field 2 (Status): select the Active box
    • Field 3 (Discipline): use the drop down screen to locate the subject code associated with your program. The subject codes are listed alphabetically for ease.
    • Field 4 (Course Number): type in the number of the course you would like to modify.
  8. Click the "OK" button on the lower right hand side of the box. You should be directed to a Course Search Results box. Under the Actions header you will see a number of icons. Click the icon depicting two sheets of paper on top of one another (to the right of the pencil icon)
  9. On the Course Review Proposal screen, use the “Proposal Type” dropdown menu to select "Skyline Modified Course Proposal" (should be towards the bottom of the dropdown menu). Then click the "Next" button. Review that information is correct and then click the "OK" button (lower right hand corner)
  10. At this point you have made a copy of the Active (red font) course outline. In the My Courses list, the copy of the course should appear in black font and have the status of "Pending." The pending version is the version you will want to use to make the necessary course modifications.
    • To begin making course modifications, please click on the “pencil” icon to the left of the Course Title and just above the scissors icon.
  11. This will take you to the Course Construction Main Menu, a screen that should display the course, discipline, course number, course title, and co-contributors.
    • If any other faculty will be modifying the course, you will need to click on the pink “Add a Co-Contributor” link in the Co-Contributors field.
    • Scroll through the Co-Contributor dropdown screen to select the names of the faculty that you want to add as a contributor. The faculty names are listed alphabetically and represent faculty from across the District.
    • Lastly, in the Screen Rights field, check the boxes of the individual screens that you would like to give them editing access to on the course. If you want them to have full access, though it is extremely difficult to see, under the Screen Rights header there is a light pink option that reads “Check All.” This will save you time and automatically check all the boxes for you.
  12. On the Course Construction Main Menu screen, you will find a Course Checklist on the right-hand side of the screen. This is how you will navigate through the course outline and make modifications.
    • The page names will stay blue until the page has been viewed and “saved,” then they will turn green.
    • Please note: When the Curriculum Committee members submit technical review comments they will reference the name of the page they are commenting on, and then the field on the specific screen.
    • For information about the Curriculum Committee’s expectations on each CurricUNET screen, scroll up to the section CurricUNET Screens: A Quick Reference Guide.
  13. When all modifications have been made to the course outline, you will need to submit the course into the Technical Review queue.
    • To submit the course, please find the Edit Course header on the left-hand side navigation bar.
    • Just under that you should see a “Submit” button and a red notice that reads, “You may Submit your course now.”
    • Please note: You will need to complete the Basic Course Information screen, Course Checklist, and one other Screen for the Submit button to appear
    • Once you click on the submit button, the course will enter the technical review process, and you will no longer be able to make modifications to the course outline.

Course Outlines with Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS): Examples

Please contact any Curriculum Committee Member if you need help in using these forms. Use the Calendar   to determine deadlines and due dates.