Creating, editing, or deleting a section

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Creating a section

Note: To complete the procedures in this document, you need to be assigned a role that has the necessary permissions. To find out what your role is, follow the directions in Participant roles. To see a list of what permissions are associated with a given role, see Permissions, roles, and tools. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and Roles: Overview.

Sections may or may not be populated with official course data, depending on implementation. If they are not automatically created, then you may create them if you have the appropriate role. Participants (e.g., students) cannot create or modify sections.

To create a section, follow these steps:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Section Info. This will open the Section Info tool.

    Note: If you do not see "Section Info" on your menubar, you may need to add the tool. For more information, see Adding, editing, or removing tools on the menubar using Site Info.

  2. Click Add Sections.

  3. From the drop-down menus, select the number of sections you wish to add and the category in which the section(s) will be placed. You may add up to 10 sections at one time; however, all these sections must be in the same category. To add different sections in different categories, add them one at a time. For the categories, you may choose from the following:

    Note: The name of a category is the only thing that differentiates it from other categories; the categories are otherwise the same. For instance, a Lab section will function exactly as a Discussion section in the Section Info tool.

  4. In the field next to "Title", give your section a name. If you don't enter a title, the name of the category plus a number will be the default title (e.g., Lab1, Lab2, Lab3).

  5. Next to "Days", select which days of the week this section meets.

  6. In the "Start Time" field, you may enter the time the section meets. Enter the time and minutes, for example, 8:00. Check next to AM or PM to indicate time of day.

  7. In the "End Time" field, enter the time the section's meeting ends. Use the same format as for "Start Time".

  8. Next to "Maximum Size", enter the maximum number of members allowed in the section. If left blank, this field will allow any number of members.

  9. For "Location" enter a short location identification, up to 20 characters maximum.

  10. If you have chosen to add more than one section at a time, enter information for the other sections.

  11. When you are finished, click Add Sections. If you have changed your mind and do not wish to add the section(s), click Cancel.

Editing a section

To edit a section you have already created, follow the steps below:

  1. In the menubar of the relevant worksite, click Section Info.

  2. If you aren't on the Overview page, click Overview.

  3. Under the section you wish to edit, click Edit.

  4. You will be able to modify any of the fields you first entered when you created the section. When you have finished with your revisions, click Update to accept these changes, or Cancel to cancel them.

Deleting a section

To delete a section you have created, follow the steps below:

  1. In the menubar of the relevant worksite, click Section Info.

  2. If you aren't on the Overview page, click Overview.

  3. In the row of the section(s) you wish to remove, check the box(es) under "Remove".

  4. Click Remove Sections to remove the section(s). Click Cancel to cancel.

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Last modified on February 10, 2006.