Course Information Forms (CIF) Database (version 2020)

This is a walk-through of the new (2020) Course Information Forms (CIF) database. NOTE: send an email to articulation@parkland.edu to request access to the new database. You WILL need to log into the system FIRST before requesting access to ensure that your account is recognized.

Course Information Forms (CIF) Database

The new CIF database is up and running and this article will provide a visual walk-through of creating and approving CIF submissions.

Signing in

You'll go to https://webapp2.parkland.edu/CIF/ and click the sign in link in the upper right corner of the page.  This will open a standard Parkland single-sign-on page where you will enter your ParklandOne credentials.

CIF database login page


Creating a CIF

After you have logged in, you can click on My Courses to see your active courses or to Create New Course.

CIF home page with My Courses highlighted and Create new course highlighted


After you click Create New Course, you will be prompted to enter a prefix and number of the course you want to create. Click Create Course.

Create new course entering prefix and number

Now you will have the full data entry page to complete.

Editing a CIF

If you already have courses in your listing, when you log into My Courses you will see them.

List of courses that you have created

You can click on the course to review its data. NOTE: there are a variety of statuses under which you may find your submission.


If you have a course that is a working copy, in revision or current copy status; you will see an Edit Course link in the Actions box.  If the status is Submitted for Approval, you will not be able to edit it.  You will need to request your approver to return it for revising to edit it.

Approving a CIF

If you are a CIF approver, when you log in and click My Courses; you will see the list of your CIF courses (if applicable) as well as any awaiting your approval.

Click on the one you want to review/approve.

You'll see the entire CIF course to review and at the bottom of the file, you'll have the Approve Course option to move the course along in the process; or you can click Revise Course to send it back to the creator for edits.



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Keywords:CIF, course information form, CIF database, IAI, PCS   Doc ID:105950
Owner:Lori W.Group:Parkland College
Created:2020-09-18 09:36 CDTUpdated:2020-09-24 11:28 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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