Course Toolbox

Updated September 2019

The Course Toolbox is a guide for staff and faculty on how to use the Course Management System (CMS) and develop course proposals for the Committee on Courses of Instruction’s (COCI) consideration. All new UC Berkeley course proposals and substantial modifications to approved courses require review by COCI. Use the left-hand links to find information related to specific types of proposals or aspects of CMS.

For information on COCI related policies and guidelines please refer to the COCI Handbook. Contact Rachel Marias Dezendorf at to provide feedback on the Course Toolbox or for questions.

Note: Course approval forms (CAFs) have been discontinued as of March 2013. All course proposals are now submitted via the Course Management System.