About This Project

Programs and Courses Outcomes System (PACOS) is a free, open source web-based system. This software was designed to be used by a University or similar institution as a centralized web system for people to enter, edit and view program information, course information and the relationship between them.

Using the system, courses in the program(s) can be freely added, deleted, and amended, and their role in the context of the program(s) offered by the department made clear. The user can select the mappings of an individual course to the outcomes of the program(s), and the outcomes of the courses can be declared. A configurable graph showing a histogram of the outcomes is shown (see the first two figures below). A course-outcomes matrix can be generated at any time, showing how all courses in the program contribute to the program outcomes. There is a comprehensive report feature.

Please go to the Overview of PACOS page for further information about the PACOS system and more example screen dumps.

An example screen dump of the system (click for bigger image)

 

Example Screen Shots

Here are some example screen displays of the system.

An example screen dump of an outcome mapping chart with T/A/O as the outcome mapping choices (click for bigger image)

An example screen dump of an outcome mapping chart with T/A/O/P as the outcome mapping choices and using different chart visualization controls (click for bigger image)

An example screen dump of an outcome mapping matrix. This image uses T/A/O as the outcome mapping choice and uses the outcome IDs on the x axis and the course codes on the y axis (click for bigger image)

An example screen dump of an outcome mapping matrix. This image uses T/A/O/P as the outcome mapping choice and uses the course codes on the x axis and the outcome IDs on the y axis (click for bigger image)

An example screen dump of the user power levels control (click for bigger image)

An example screen dump of the outcome mapping table which allows the user to select the mappings of an individual course to the outcomes of the program (click for bigger image)