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Alma Fulfillment Resource Guide

This guide covers all aspects of the fulfillment process. This includes maintaining all patron records, loaning materials, returning/renewing loaned materials, managing lost items dealing with fines and fees as well as course reserves.

Creating a Course

Creating a Course

To create a course in Alma:

  1. Go to Fulfillment>>Course Reserves>>Courses.
  2. From the Course Screen, you’ll see all the courses that meet your course filter.  To add a course, select the Add a Course button on the upper right. When you select the Add Course, you’ll be taken to the Manage Course Information Page.

  3. In the first tab enter all relevant information, including the information listed below,.
    • Code: should be the course code such as ENC1001 but can be made up, for example, if using the course to keep track of equipment, etc
    • Section: if you have multiple courses that share the same code then a section number should be added for course uniqueness
    • Name: use the name of course
    • Term: This doesn’t have a bearing on dates course is activate, and is used mostly for display. This dropdown can be customized.
    • Start/End Date: will govern when the course is active.  End date will propagate to Reading Lists associated with this course.
    • Processing Department: use the default or this can be customized. This field is just for informational use and can allow staff to use the Course facets to just view, for example, courses that are located at their branch.
    • Academic Department: this can be left blank or the Academic Department associated with the course can be chosen or this can be used to add campus or library information. See here for customization information.
    • Searchable IDs: these will be searchable in Primo, and can be used for course nicknames, additional instructors, TAs, or other things that patrons may search by.
    • Number of Participants, Weekly Hours, and Year: these can be added but are usually left blank.
  4. In the Instructors tab, search for and add the instructors for the course.
  5. Click the Save button.