Curriculum Information Management System (CIM)

CourseLeaf Academic Software is a curriculum management system with online forms and automated electronic workflows that enable the college to track curriculum efficiently and accurately, promoting consistency across all campuses. Georgian has purchased two modules from CourseLeaf: the Curriculum Information Management system (CIM), where programs and courses are created, revised, and submitted for approval, and the Catalogue (CAT), where the Program Outlines and Academic Regulations are housed.

In addition to course and program information, CIM houses other curriculum reporting tools, such as curriculum mapping, and supporting documentation for new program proposals, program renewals and Ministry funding applications. Ultimately, CIM aids the college in providing accountability and transparency in the development and approval of curriculum, both internally and externally.

CIM Resources

The Office of Academic Quality (OAQ) has developed resources to support users with CIM. Click on the links below to access the appropriate video, and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Downloading Course Outlines in CIM How to create a new course in CIM How to revise an existing course in CIM How to create the Program Tracking in CIM How to edit, rollback, and approve in CIM

CIM FAQs

How do I get authorized to use CIM?

Deans can email the Curriculum Support Specialist in the Office of Academic Quality (OAQ) to request access for new users within their academic areas.

What is the best browser to use with CIM?

The best browser to use is Chrome. All of the main browsers are supported; however, unless you are using the most up-to-date versions, you may run into difficulty uploading supporting documents or accessing the necessary tools required to complete your proposal.

How do I log into CIM?

Go to https://nextcat.georgiancollege.ca/programadmin/ for CIM Program Management or https://nextcat.georgiancollege.ca/courseadmin/ for CIM Course Management. Your college login will get you into the system.

Shortcuts to these links can also be found at the top of this page, or on the Employee Portal under “Quick Links” or the “Faculty Toolbox.”

How do I log out of CIM?

There is no log out button; just close your browser window to exit the software. We recommend doing this any time you are stepping away from your desk. Don’t forget to save your changes!

How will I know if I have a program or course to approve?

You will get an email from “Curriculum Inventory Management” letting you know you have a proposal to review. Click on the link in the email to review the proposal. If you can’t find your email, you can go directly to the “approve pages” page: https://nextcat.georgiancollege.ca/courseleaf/approve/. Select your appropriate approval role (name and/or position).

I’m trying to edit or approve a page in workflow, but can’t find the buttons. What do I do?

Make sure that you are in the “approve pages” section of CIM, not the Course or Program Inventory Page. Do this by clicking on the link in the email you received from CIM notifying you that proposals are pending your review. The “Edit”, “Rollback” and “Approve” buttons appear in the top right hand corner of the preview screen.

How do I access technical support?

Please contact Georgian IT Support at ITSupport@GeorgianCollege.ca.