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Creating and Managing PTS Course Umbrellas in Public Web WordPress

Unlike Programs, PTS Courses in the Course Catalogue are made up entirely of information pulled from Banner and there’s no way to add anything to a PTS Course within WordPress. However, it is possible to create a PTS Course Umbrella (similar to a Program Umbrella) in WordPress in order to promote a related group of courses that don’t lead to a credential. PTS Course Umbrellas will show up in the Course Catalogue and in Course search results and you can link to the PTS Course Umbrella whenever you want to promote the group of related courses (such as from an Info Session event).

Basically, create a PTS Course Umbrella when:

  • You want to promote related courses that do not lead to a BCIT Credential.
  • You want your information to show up in the Course Catalogue and in BCIT site search results.
  • You want prospective students to have an easier time finding your content.
  • You want prospective students to better understand how courses are related.

Do not create a Course Umbrella if:

  • It would duplicate Program Catalogue content or duplicate an existing PTS Course Umbrella.