Build the exact catalog you want. Efficiently.
Is your catalog management process overwhelming and inefficient? Are you constantly finding errors between your student information system and your catalog? Is your institution in need of a powerful and adaptable catalog management solution?
With CourseLeaf Catalog (CAT), reinvent the way you manage and publish your institution's academic catalog. CAT takes your catalog online with intuitive tools for editing content, managing workflows and publishing to web, mobile, tablet and print PDF platforms.
"We feel CourseLeaf products will contribute significantly to our goals of efficiency, accuracy, and sustainability in our catalog and curriculum management processes. We chose CourseLeaf because references validated their success at other institutions, their exceptional service, and their willingness to customize their product to meet the unique needs of each school."
Dave Dawson, Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Services
University of Arkansas
More than 200 leading colleges and universities use CourseLeaf's catalog management solution and the result is an accurate, dynamic and searchable academic catalog website that meets modern web standards while matching the style and graphics of each institution. With a 100 percent client retention, CourseLeaf is committed to the success of your institution and tailors or customizes CAT to fit your critical needs. (Twelve institutions have switched from other catalog software to CourseLeaf, contact us to learn why.)
With CAT, your catalog will engage your key audiences with an accurate reflection of your institution's courses and programs. Students can search for relevant courses, faculty can easily update course and program information, staff can quickly approve updates and edits and prospective students are engaged by the catalog's intuitive navigation and design. Some of our clients have reported a 35 percent increase in online catalog views since implementing CAT. CourseLeaf published catalogs are viewed by more than 2 million current and prospective students each year.
Your institution needs more than an out-of-the-box academic content management system that can't be customized. CourseLeaf is the only solution that offers a wide range of tailoring to fit the unique qualities of each institution. Each college and university has different critical needs and with CourseLeaf those needs are met to ensure that each catalog is a success.
Matching your catalog with your student information system (SIS) is important for ensuring accuracy and keeping up with accreditation guidelines. CAT integrates with your SIS to ensure all course and program information is accurate and consistent. Errors in the catalog are collected in an accuracy report and flagged so that a staff member can properly reconcile. CAT eliminates the need for duplicate data entry as users are able to update many publishable areas at the same time: multiples sections of a catalog, multiple catalogs, PDFs, and mobile devices. CAT also integrates with your existing campus authentication systems, so that users can continue to use their existing account names and passwords in a single sign on, SSO, without having to create a new log in.
CAT allows your institution to maintain central control of the catalog management process while decentralizing edits to individual departments. Automate your review and approval workflow to manage who participates in content creation, when they participate and how they participate. CAT's workflow engine ensures that the appropriate people are involved with each section or subsection of the catalog. Status reports let you stay on top of the process to meet your deadlines and email notifications can be set up to let the right person know when they have actions to take in the catalog. CAT will also track, log and archive all changes made to the catalog for a comprehensive audit trail.
CourseLeaf software combines a powerful academic content management system (CMS) with relational database structures to provide efficient data management and publishing to multiple platforms. CAT's online interface provides intuitive editing and updating tools that allow all members within a department to contribute to the catalog management process. The CAT interface also allows for the editing of multiple catalogs, with different elements in each catalog, in one location.
Give current and prospective students the information they need in a format that fits their needs. CAT easily publishes to web, mobile and tablet platforms with responsive web design that will allow your academic catalog website to be viewed on any size screen. CAT generates a fully formatted and print ready PDF from any page in the catalog with a single click. Photos and videos can be added to the catalog and photos can be added to the PDF template for an engaging look and feel. The catalog can also be integrated with social media so that students can share information to others in their network. Catalog content is search engine optimized and features advanced search capabilities within the catalog so that important content can be found quickly.
CourseLeaf Curriculum (CIM) Integration
CourseLeaf was the first software solution to deliver a comprehensive and integrated catalog (CAT) and curriculum (CIM) management solution. This fully-integrated solution shares information from your SIS to deliver a seamless progression from curriculum proposals to publishing a web academic catalog that accurately reflects your institution's courses and programs.
In addition to all the unique features provided with CAT, CourseLeaf offers services that can further enhance the impact of your next academic catalog.
- CAT Impact to enhance the look and feel of the catalog to create greater appeal among prospective students. See the UC Berkeley catalog for an example.
- Data source consulting to help clean up inconsistencies with current SIS data and other data sources (i.e. faculty database and other authoritative campus data).
- Content restructuring to reorganize and overhaul your existing catalog content into a more cohesive and fluid publication for web (HTML) and print (PDF).
Implementation and Support
The CourseLeaf team is full of experienced professionals in the fields of software development, training, client services, content management and graphic design. CourseLeaf uses this experience to provide smooth implementation from migrating prior catalog content to integrating with your campus SIS and single sign-on. CourseLeaf also offers continuing support throughout the life of a contract. Learn more about our support.