Course Sections are used for various reasons, depending on the institution. You may wish to create course sections for the different times a class is offered throughout the week in order to easily pull linked or un-linked reports for your cohorts of students.
To create a course-section, you must have Course Administrator privileges or higher. Log-in using your credentials, and navigate to the course you wish to create course sections for. Click the Sections sub-tab.
From this page, you may click either the Create Section button, or the Create a Course Section link.
Begin by filling in the Section Name. The section name will serve as a descriptor for the cohort of students (e.g. class location, time, instructor, etc.). Note, \ / : * ? " < > are not allowed in the section name.
By default, the Course ID will be included as a prefix to uniquely define the Course-Section ID. If you wish for it not to be included, simply click the checkbox.
Lastly, you can click Select Students to choose which students will be assigned to this question. This step is optional, and may be completed at a later date. Clicking this button will open a slide-out window where you can choose from the list of students assigned to the course.
Clicking the expand icon will allow you to add more columns to the grid if there are any not being displayed.
Click Save to finalize.