Creating a Course

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How To Create a Course

Courses are the structure of your online classroom. They're the space where students and teachers interact; the space where all the course materials will be housed, viewed, and completed. Through your Courses, every message, update, assignment, etc. is specific to course members only. Your online course contains all the necessary tools for building materials designed to engage students and facilitate interaction.

Note:
  • Enterprise instructors may not see some of the options below, depending on the settings in place at your school or organization. Contact your System Administrator with any questions.
  • Schoology mobile apps do not support course creation.

To manually create a course:

  1. Click Courses at the top of Schoology.
  2. Click See All Courses in the top right corner of the drop-down menu.
  3. From the Courses page, click the Create Course button Create_Course.png
  4. In the Create form:
    1. Enter a Course Name; for example, "English 101"
    2. Rename the Section Name by clicking into the area that says Section 1.
    3. Select a Subject Area
    4. Enter a Grade Level, or select a grade range
  5. Click Create to finish.
Note:  If you are an instructor in a Enterprise organization, additional fields will be available to you. 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. You can also add a Course Code and Section Code. Learn more in this article.

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 under that same course, use the Add Section option to create a section. This option does not copy any of the course materials into the new section.

  1. Click Courses at the top of Schoology.
  2. Click See All Courses in the top right corner of the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Add Section next to the desired course.
  4. Click Create.

OR

Create a copy of a current course section

Use the Copy Section option to create a clone of an existing section you have created under the course. This option copies over the course materials you've built out in the existing section. This is a good way to add a new class with the same materials, but a different roster of students. Click Courses at the top of Schoology.

  1. Click See All Courses in the top right corner of the drop-down menu.
  2. Click the gear icon to the right of the section you'd like to copy.
  3. Select Copy Section from the drop-down menu.
  4. Complete the Copy Course Section form.
  5. Click Create.
Note: Schoology automatically changes the Section Name, but you can modify it by clicking Section Name

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