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Course Description Help: Creating a summary course description listing

Questions should be directed to Web Development, it-webdev@udel.edu

Creating a Detailed course description listing

In order to create a custom list of your course descriptions, you must build a URL. The general syntax for a detailed course description listing is as follows:

http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CourseDesc/courseInfo.jsp?course_id=value1&param2=value2

  • course_id is the required parameter for course number.
  • param2 represent one of the other parameters described below.
  • value1 and value2 represent the values associated with the corresponding parameter.

You must use the course_id parameter, but there is no limit on the number of additional parameters. Use the format &param=value to add as many parameters as you need.

Course description parameters & values

  • Course number - required

    A university course number containing subject code and course number (example values: ACCT207, ART110).

    Parameter: course_id

    Examples: course_id=ACCT207
    course_id=ART110

    Note: Using a full course number, including the section ID, will not work for a course description listing (example: ACCT207010). Use the course listing instead.

  • Academic year

    An eight-digit string representing the academic year. For example: 20062007 represents the 2006 - 2007 academic year. The year_from_to parameter is not mandatory as the program will automatically return information for all academic years in the database. However, to return results for the current academic year only, use the parameter/value pair year_from_to=curr.

    Parameter: year_from_to

    Examples: year_from_to=curr
    year_from_to=20062007

Page style parameters & values

Colleges, departments and programs may wish to customize the search return so that it maintains college, department or program web site image and/or color scheme.

  • Banner image

    A fully-qualified URL (http://www.server.domain.edu/path/file.gif) pointing to the graphic to use as the banner image across the top of the page. The default image is UD Course Descriptions banner: http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CourseDesc/images/desc.gif.

    Parameter: image

    Example: image=http://www.ocean.udel.edu/titlebar/logo.jpg

  • Dark color stripe

    The darker color stripe used on the top row of the search results page. The value must be a six-character hexadecimal codes used to represent colors (see the browser-safe color palette for browser-safe colors and their hexadecimal codes). If not included, the application uses the default shade of blue (value 6699CC).

    Parameter: dcolor

    Example: dcolor=000066

  • Light color stripe

    The lighter color stripe used to shade the table cells containing the table headings. The value must be a six-character hexadecimal code (see the browser-safe color palette for browser-safe colors and their hexadecimal codes). If not included, the application uses the default shade of blue (value 99CCFF).

    Parameter: lcolor

    Example: lcolor=FFCC00

  • Row color stripe

    The striping color alternated with white to differentiate rows. The value must be a six-character hexadecimal codes (see the browser-safe color palette for browser-safe colors and their hexadecimal codes). If not included, the application uses the default shade of blue (value E5F2FF).

    Parameter: scolor

    Example: scolor=CCCCCC

Examples

Detailed Course Description Listing Examples

More information

All questions regarding course data should be directed to the Office of the University Registrar.

All questions regarding construction or use of customized course URLs may be directed to udit-mis@udel.edu.