How to create subjects

Learn how to add the subjects taught by your school to Full Fabric

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Written by ClΓ‘udia Duarte
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If you're beginning to use Full Fabric as a learning management system, creating subjects should be the first of your concerns, as they're the foundation for building study plans, courses and lectures, much like happens offline. As you'll soon see, the process is so simple it hardly needs a guide at all, but here's one anyway! πŸ˜‰

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What's a subject?

"Subject" is one of the few words that, in an academic context, mean the same thing everywhere. When we talk about subjects in Full Fabric, we're referring to the units of study that are taught in schools – in other words, the specific areas of study that colleges and similar institutions offer courses in, such as English, Geography, History, Calculus I, Calculus II, and many others. Since in higher education they can be taken independently or as part of a programme, Full Fabric is prepared to handle both scenarios, as candidates can either apply to a class or merely to a course on our platform. You can create a subject in Full Fabric any time, and there's no limit to how many subjects an instance can have.

To expand your knowledge on subjects and the relationship between subjects, courses and sessions in Full Fabric, we recommend that you read this article.

How do I create a subject in Full Fabric?

Easy-peasy! πŸ˜ƒ Just follow the instructions below:

1) Click the gear on the top right-hand corner and choose General settings

2) Open the tab Institution

3) Navigate to the tab Subjects

4) Press the button Add a new subject on the top-right corner

5) Fill in the onscreen details and click Add subject to finish, whereupon you'll be returned to the previous page

Regarding the subject details, as you can see, there are four:

Subject Code (compulsory) β€” A custom unique code that represents the subject.

Subject Name (compulsory) β€” The name of the subject.

Theme (optional) β€” The overarching academic discipline that encompasses that subject and any others that are thematically related. For example, a wide branch of knowledge such as History could include such subjects as European History, African History, American History and so on. So when adding them to Full Fabric, you could define History as the respective theme. Themes can also be assigned to new programmes when creating or editing them, and in turn, they'll be a column in the global statistics export selectable in the "is in" rule of a segment. If you're interested in adopting the concept of themes in your instance, send us a list of pertinent themes and our developers will add them to both dropdown menus.

External ID (optional) β€” If you integrate Full Fabric with another service, and said service has its own identifying code for the subject, paste the code here to be able to request the API to export the data.

How can I find and edit an existing subject?

That's even easier! 😎 Firstly, refer to steps 1 through 3 in the preceding section to enter the Subjects page. Once there, scroll down until you locate the subject in question, or better yet, type the subject name in the search bar to automatically refine the list of displayed items:

Upon finding the subject in question, just tap it to edit it:


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PUBLISHED: January 3, 2022
​LAST UPDATED: January 3, 2022 at 9:41 a.m.

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