What the CAT tool is

Introduction to CAT for instructors and program administrators

The open source Curriculum Alignment Tool is one approach for collecting data about your program’s courses and inventorying their instructional methods, assessments, and contributions to program learning outcomes.

Program Administrators

As a program administrator, you are able to create programs in CAT, select courses, enter program outcomes, map program outcomes to college or university organization outcomes, select drop down menus for characterizing course or program outcomes, and review summaries of course data after instructors enter their information.

How to use CAT: For Program Administrators

Entering information about your program - you can skip to specific sections of this video by accessing the table of contents by clicking the icon to the left of the fullscreen icon on the video's bottom menu. Mouse over the video to see the menu.

Prior to instructors entering data:

  1. Contact CAT_gmcte@usask.ca to arrange for Program Administrator permissions.
  2. Log into CAT for U of S Courses
  3. Enter in and add Program Outcomes
  4. Specify Courses in your program
  5. You can also specify the framework for rating course outcomes. The default is Knowledge, Skills and Values.


As someone who is teaching in a program undertaking curriculum development, renewal or innovation, your program will likely invite you to input information about your courses.

How to use CAT: For Instructors

A step-by-step guide to entering in information about your courses in CAT.
To complete the tool:
  • Have available your syllabus from your course, and other course materials for identifying your teaching methods, assessments and course learning outcomes.
  • Log into CAT for U of S Courses

Getting Help

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

The GMC offers consultation on Program Development and Renewal, as well as assistance with the CAT tool.