The When and How
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. 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.