Creating Sections

In any given term there may be multiple offerings of the same course, which are represented as sections. Sections get scheduled and those scheduled occurrences of the section are the classes students attend.

For example, the English Department offers the Composition 1 course, ENG-COMP1, for which there are three different scheduled offerings defined as Sections ENG-COMP101, ENG-COMP102, and ENG-COMP103.

For some institutions, a course and a section are considered the same thing. Or for many courses, there may be only one section. In these cases, there will still be both a course and a section, but you would configure only one section per course.

There are two methods for creating sections in Echo360:

To add sections through the interface

  1. From the main menu, click COURSES.
    course catalog appears.
  2. Create a new section in one of the following ways:
  3. In the Create new sections page that appears, select a Course from the drop-down list.
    If you clicked the plus sign for a course, this is pre-populated with that course.
    Create new section dialog box with fields and selections for steps as described
  4. Choose a Term during which this section will be scheduled.
  5. To clearly identify the section, enter a section code. The section code must be unique to the course/term.
  6. From the list, select an instructor. NOTE that the first instructor you assign to the section will automatically be made the Primary Instructor for the section.
  7. To add another section, click ADD SECTION and complete the section code and instructor fields.
  8. If you need to remove a section from those listed for the course, click the X button next to the section you want to delete.
  9. Click SAVE.