Curriculog FAQ

What is my login username and password

SSU's Single Sign-On (SSO) is enabled for Curriculog. SSO is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials. In order to sign-in to Curriculog, go to https://sonoma.curriculog.com and log in with your SSU username and password. For assistance, please contact curriculum@sonoma.edu.

Are faculty and staff trainings or tutorials available?

Yes. There is a Canvas Curriculog Training Course with tutorials that will walk you through all tasks needed to complete program and course approvals with appropriate work flows.

The Curriculog Guidebook and available training dates are listed on the Curriculog Resources web page as well as on the Calendar in the Curriculog Training course on Canvas.

You may also schedule one on one assistance by emailing Kari at manwille@sonoma.edu

Is there an online training manual?

Yes. There are three types of informational materials that are available on the Curriculum Guide.

  • The QuickStart Guide provides a simple one page overview and icon guide to briefly explain how to propose and approve proposals.
  • The Curriculog User's Manual is a detailed manual intended to be used as a reference manual.
  • Curriculog University's training platform, an instructive guide on how to access this platform can be accessed through Curriculog's Help section on Curriculog.

Which browser should I use for Curriculog?

Please use the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.

Can I access Curriculog from home or other locations not on campus?

Yes, it is accessible as long as you have an internet connection via your phone, tablet or computer. If you are having issues accessing these materials, please contact us at curriculum@sonoma.edu.

What is a proposal?

A proposal is a form that follows a workflow to receive an approval. Proposals may be used to make changes to a course or program, or even introduce new ones. Selecting the Proposals module from the top navigational menu will populate the left pane with options relevant to managing proposals.

From the Proposal Module in the top navigation, you will now have access to the My Tasks, My Proposals, Watch List, and All Proposals tabs.

  • My Tasks: lists all proposals assigned to you and awaiting action
  • My Proposals: lists all proposals you have created, whether they have been launched or not.
  • Watch List: lists all proposals you have selected to track or monitor. You may or may not have editing permissions or decision making abilities on an item you are watching, as you are able to watch any proposal in progress. You may choose to stop watching a proposal at any time.
  • All Proposals: lists all proposals in Curriculog

Below these tabs is the New Proposal link. Selecting New Proposal will open the workflow to create a new proposal. For more information, see How to Start and Launch Proposals in the Curriculog Training course on Canvas.

Who is the Originator?

The Originator is the author of the proposal.

Can I attach documents to my proposal?

Yes, you can attach documents by clicking on the files icon Files Icon at the top of the tool bar of the Proposal Toolbox. Then you can upload the appropriate file(s).

What do I put in the Justification box?

The justification box is used to explain why you're putting in the proposal. It's simply to highlight what's changing.  Here are some examples:

A class that has always been GE, but is recertifying in the new GE program:
"Content has been reexamined  to ensure that it meets the new general education requirements." 

A class that is proposing to be offered online:
"We are recertifying *** under the new GE Program requirements.  We are also changing the modality to include hybrid and online options in addition to face-to-face offerings.  Many CSUs offer an online version of this course and SSU currently has limited offerings.  Course content lends itself well to an online environment and current grant-related studies in the department are focused on developing curriculum to increase student sense of belonging and success."

A simple change in the course description:
"This is a minor change to the course description. The new language is in an active (rather than passive) voice, and it better reflect its content"

Here's one that will be new to GE:
"This is an existing course within the GEP major. We are proposing it be incorporated into UD GE area B pattern. To that end we have made some minor changes in course content(reflected in catalog description) as well as incorporated GE requirements (ie 3 units, and no prerequisite, signature assignment, and reflection). "

Why can't I launch my proposal?

There could be a couple of reasons:

  1. You did not fill in all required fields (marked with *). Go back and review the required fields.
  2. There could be missing approval roles. Contact curriculum@sonoma.edu for assistance.

Who can edit a proposal once it has been launched?

Whoever is active on the current approval step can edit the proposal.

Where did my proposal go?

Be sure you are logged into Curriculog. You can view your proposal anytime under the "My Proposals" tab if you are the originator. You can also view other proposals by clicking on "All Proposals" and selecting "advanced filter" to utilize the search option.

Can the originator be changed once the proposal is launched?

No, once an individual starts the proposal, they are the only originator.

How does a proposal move forward to the next approver?

Each person on the approval step must approve the proposal before it can move on. They should click on the decisions icon in the Proposal Toolbox, click on "Approve" and then click on "Make My Decision". The proposal will then move on to the next approver.

Can the proposal be modified after a proposal has completed all approved steps?

No, once a proposal is approved, it is complete. A new proposal will need to be created if modifications need to be made. Contact us for assistance, curriculum@sonoma.edu

Our Department Head, Dean or Committee Chair has changed. How do we update these?

Submit an email to Kari Manwiller at curriculum@sonoma.edu or manwille@sonoma.edu with the appropriate updates.