Creating, editing, or deleting a section

On this page:


Creating a section

Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles: Overview.

Sections may or may not be populated with official course data, depending on implementation. If they are not automatically created, then you may create them if you have the appropriate role. Participants (e.g., students) cannot create or modify sections.

Note: If your implementation has an automatic feed, you will have the option to automatically or manually manage section membership from the Options page in the Section Info tool. Membership information can be based on official registration information, or you can discontinue section and membership updates from the registration system and manually control everything. However, when you select manual mode and then return to automatic mode, you will lose all the changes you made while in manual mode.

To create a section:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Section Info. This will open the Section Info tool.

    Note: If you do not see "Section Info" on your menubar, you may need to add the tool. For more information, see Adding, editing, or removing tools.

  2. Click Add Sections.

  3. From the drop-down menus, select the number of sections you wish to add and the category in which the section(s) will be placed. You may add up to 10 sections at one time; however, all these sections must be in the same category. To add different sections in different categories, add them one at a time. For the categories, you may choose from the following:

    • Lecture
    • Lab
    • Discussion
    • Studio
    • Recitation

    Note: The name of a category is the only thing that differentiates it from other categories; the categories are otherwise the same. For instance, a Lab section will function exactly as a Discussion section in the Section Info tool.

  4. In the field next to "Name", give your section a name. If you don't enter a name, the name of the category plus a number will be the default name (e.g., Lab1, Lab2, Lab3).

  5. Next to "Section Size", choose either Unlimited number of students in section or Limit number of students in section to. For the second choice, enter the maximum number of members allowed in the section.

  6. Next to "Meeting Details", select which days of the week this section meets.

  7. In the "from" field, enter the time the section meets. Enter the time and minutes, for example, 8:00. Check next to AM or PM to indicate time of day.

  8. In the "to" field, enter the time the section's meeting ends. Use the same format as for "from".

  9. For "in", enter a short location identifier for where the section meets, up to 20 characters maximum.

  10. If you have chosen to add more than one section at a time, enter information for the other sections.

  11. When you are finished, click Add Sections. If you have changed your mind and do not wish to add the section(s), click Cancel.

Editing a section

To edit a section you have already created:

  1. In the menubar of the relevant worksite, click Section Info.

  2. If you aren't on the Overview page, click Overview.

  3. Under the section you wish to edit, click Edit.

  4. You will be able to modify any of the fields you first entered when you created the section. When you have finished with your revisions, click Update to accept these changes, or Cancel to cancel them.

Deleting a section

To delete a section you have created:

  1. In the menubar of the relevant worksite, click Section Info.

  2. If you aren't on the Overview page, click Overview.

  3. In the row(s) of the section(s) you wish to remove, check the box(es) under "Remove".

  4. Click Remove Sections to remove the section(s), and then click Remove to confirm. Click Cancel to cancel.