The When and How
Each case is individual, so all guidance given here should be tailored to your organisation's individual circumstances. As long as a compliant feed is created there is no right or wrong way to go about it. However, we recommend the following, so that the implementation process is easier:
Identify or create a single "source of truth" for courses information - this has significant benefits for the institution as a whole as well as for feed creation. If this is not possible for all courses information, then a single source for the marketing information alone can be just as useful.
A well rounded team containing representatives from marketing, IT and student admin to ensure everyone's needs are met.
A senior management champion - a valuable asset for preventing the implementation from stalling and resolving internal political and resource issues along the way.
On these pages you will find advice and guidance on how to judge whether your institution has what is needed to start implementing XCRI-CAP and, once you do, how to implement it.