Creating a Course

Courses are a great way to engage members in an area that has Gradebook and Attendance features, as well as interactive course materials.

Note: Depending on the settings in place at your school or organization, you may not see some of the options below.

How To Create a Course
To manually create a course:

  1. Click the Courses drop-down menu in the top menu
  2. Select Create in the lower-left of the Courses drop-down menu
  3. In the Create form:
    1. Enter your course name; for example, "English 101"
    2. Rename the section name by clicking into the area that says Section 1. If you teach multiple sections.
    3. Select a Subject Area
    4. Enter a grade level, or select a grade range
  4. Click Create to finish.

Note: If you are a free user, you may create, add or select grading periods when creating a course. However, if you have a Teacher account in a Enterprise school, a grading period will only be available if the System Administrator has created a list of designated grading periods. If you don't see a grading period for your course, please contact your System Administrator.

Course Name vs. Section Name

Each course has a Course Name and a Section Name. This naming convention allows you to create multiple sections for the same course. For example:

Course Name: English 101
Section Name: Section 1

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You can also find more information about sections and courses here: What is a Course and a Section?

Creating Sections

Create a new section under an existing course

If you already have a course, and you'd like to add another section, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Courses dropdown menu and click See All.
  2. Click the Add Section button next to the desired course.
  3. Click Create.

or

Create a copy of a current course section

  1. Select the Course dropdown menu and click See All.
  2. Select the Gear Icon and click Copy Section.
  3. Complete the Copy Course Section form.
  4. Click Create.

Note: Schoology automatically changes the Section Name, but you can modify it by clicking on the Section Name.

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