A number used within the
Knowledge Link system as the unique identifier
for the version of the course
that is included in the package (PKG_ID). See also CO_MAS_ID.
A course is a formal educational unit that deals with a particular subject.
A course provides training to members of the Penn Community in support
of their academic activities and job responsibilities at the University
and/or at the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
A course may have more than one version. For example, if the course
covers Software Package X, version 1 of the course might cover Software
Package X release 2.0, and version 2 of the course might cover Software
Package X release 3.5. The course versions may have overlapping active
periods. Note that, once the latest version is created, Knowledge Link
users ought to be able to register as trainees for the latest version
only (though trainees who registered for the earlier
version remain registered for that version). Information on the course
version is available in
Once a course is
included in a package, when the course owner creates a new version
of the course, a new PKG_CRS_JOIN record is automatically
new course version in the package. When a new course version
is created, the course owner ought to make the former course version
inactive, so that, when the package is assigned to a business unit, the
former course version is not assigned to the business unit. However,
there are some packages that include more than one active version of
a given course.
A course version may be assigned to a business
unit only if the status
of the course version is active. (A business unit--also known as
a BU, role, Knowledge Node, or K Node--is a set of one or more Knowledge
Link users.) Information on the course version and
its status is available in the COURSE_OBJECT table.
A course version ought not to be active if the course is inactive, but
there may be inactive courses that have active course versions. See CO_MAS_ID.
Refer to the COURSE_OBJECT table for values.