Sections represent classrooms of students scheduled into a course and are the foundation of scheduling and grading. Adding a section with a term and period allows students to be placed into the appropriate section. Everything from report cards to progress reports rely upon scheduling students into sections!
Now that you've created courses for elementary and middle school scheduling, let's add sections to those courses. Go to Schedules > Course > Edit Course Data and click the "Sections" tab to get started.
Step One: Select the term type your section will be offered using the "Term Type" drop-down list.
Step Two: Click the "Add Section" link to add a new section for the currently displayed course.
Fun Fact: The new section will have no values listed in the "Term" and "Period" drop-down lists since they haven't been specified yet.
Step Three: Click the "Edit" link next to the newly added course section to begin editing the section.
Step Four: Select the specific term for the course section using the "Term" drop-down list.
Step Five: Select the period the section will meet using the "Period" drop-down list.
Helpful Tip: For elementary and middle school scheduling select period "1" from the "Period" drop-down list and remove the checkmark from the "Days" checkboxes eliminate the need to specify periods during the day.
Step Six: Select the teacher from the "Teacher" drop-down list to assign a teacher to the course section.
Step Seven (optional): Select a room from the "Room" drop-down list to assign the location the course section will be taught.
Fun Fact: Check out the "Enroll" column where you'll see a set of two numbers. Hover over the number to see a list of enrolled students or click the number to see a full class list for the section.
First set: the number of students enrolled in the specific course section
Second set: the total number of students enrolled in the currently displayed course
Step Eight: Click the "Update" link to save your changes to the section or "Cancel" to discard them.
Helpful Tip: Need to remove a section from the selected course? Click the "Delete" link to remove it from the selected course.