In the Schedule of Classes screens, a Class Section is a single class within a course offering. For example, if there are two classes being offered in the spring semester of BIOL 117, then each of those classes is a class section of the BIOL 117 spring course offering. There would be BIOL 117 section 100, and BIOL 117 section 101. To create a new class in SIS, a class section must be added to the existing section(s) and be given a new section number.
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Note: Begin by logging into the SIS at case.edu/sis with your CWRU Network ID and password.
From the NavBar, select Navigator > Curriculum Management > Schedule of Classes > Maintain Schedule of Classes.
The Maintain Schedule of Classes search screen appears.
Look up Academic Institution and select CASE1.
Click Look up Term and select the appropriate term from the list.
All courses owned by your department and scheduled during the chosen term appear in the search results.
Select the class to which a section should be added. The Basic Data tab appears.
Add a new row in the Class Sections group box.
A new class section data row appears. Note that the Class Sections header displays the new number of sections for this course during the term.
Click the Look up Session icon and select the appropriate session.
Enter the number of this class section into the Class Section field. For example, if this is the second section of this class, enter "101".
A Section number identifies a class within its course offering for a term. The first class section of any course offering is always 100.
If a course has only one component type, such as Lecture or Research, section numbers start at 100 and are incremented by 1 for each new section.
For example, if BIOL 116 has 3 class sections in a term, it will look like this:
- BIOL 116 100-LEC
- BIOL 116 101-LEC
- BIOL 116 102-LEC
If a course has more than one component type (most commonly lecture/lab or lecture/lab/recitation), the primary enrollment section (the one for which students must enroll in order to enroll for other components of the course) is numbered 100 and the numbers for subsequent instances of the same component type are incremented by 100. For example, if PHYS 115 has two lectures for all its labs, the lectures will look like this:
- PHYS 115 100-LEC
- PHYS 115 200-LEC
The first lab section associated with lecture 100 will be numbered 110 and the numbers of subsequent labs associated with the same lecture will be incremented by 1. For example:
- PHYS 115 100-LEC
- PHYS 115 110-LAB
- PHYS 115 111-LAB
The same pattern is followed for the second lecture.
- PHYS 115 200-LEC
- PHYS 115 210-LAB
- PHYS 115 211-LAB
Press [Tab] on your keyboard.
The Class Section number copies to the Associated Class number field. If this section is associated with a section other than itself, please see Advanced-Schedule Class w/Multiple Components for further directions.
Click the Meetings tab.
Note: The Class Sections group box is still displaying the newly created class section, as indicated in the Class Section field.
Select Yes or No for the Final Exam.
The Final Exam field should only be set to Yes for courses that have final exams. Research courses, such as 651, 701, and the 400T, 500T, 600T series, should not have the Final Exam field set to Yes as these courses don't have final exams.
When the Final Exam field is set to Yes, a final exam will only be scheduled if the course falls into the university's final exam grid (https://case.edu/registrar/dates-deadlines/final-exam-schedule).
Final exams may be scheduled for courses outside the grid by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final exam flag does not appear anywhere that students can see it and is used solely for scheduling the final exams.
Enter a Facility ID or request a room in the Requested Room field.
Select a Meeting Pattern for this class section by clicking the Look Up Pat icon and selecting the appropriate pattern from the search results. If the meeting pattern you wish to use is not listed, leave this field blank and check the appropriate checkboxes below the days of the week.
Enter a Meeting Start time and press [Tab] on your keyboard
Enter the time without formatting (e.g., colons). The SIS will format the time for you. Enter whole hours as the number followed by "a" for AM or "p" for PM (e.g., 1p, 10a). Enter all other times as a series of four numbers followed by "a" or "p" (e.g., 0945a, 1210p).
The Meeting End field contains the appropriate meeting end time for the class section, given its Meeting Pattern. It can be changed as necessary, but all nonstandard meeting times must be approved by the academic organization's Dean.
Enter the EmplID of the instructor for the class section into the ID field. Click the Look Up ID icon for a searchable list of instructors.
If an instructor does not appear after repeated attempts to search for him or her, it most likely means that the individual is not entered into the SIS as an "instructor" yet.
Fill out and submit an Add/Update/Delete Instructor/Advisor /TA/Grading Proxy Form for that individual to the Office of the University Registrar.
The form can be obtained at https://case.edu/registrar/forms-services/forms/addupdatedelete-instructoradvisortagrading-proxy-form.
The Instructor Role, Print option, and Access fields populate based on the Instructor's data on the Instructor/Advisor table.
Instructor Role: The primary role assigned to this individual. Determines the defaults of the Print and Access fields.
- Secondary Instructor
- Teaching Assistant
- Grading Proxy
Print: If the instructor should appear in the searchable schedule of classes, then this checkbox should be checked. Only Primary and Secondary Instructor roles have the Print checkbox checked by default.
Access: Determines the access that the individual has to the online Grade Roster in the SIS.
- Approve: The instructor can both enter and approve (submit) grades in the Grade Roster. This is the default for Primary and Secondary instructors roles.
- Grade: Instructor can enter and save grades but not approve (submit) them. This is the default for TA and Grading Proxy roles
Click the Enrollment Control tab.
The Enrollment Capacity field defaults from the course catalog and can be changed if necessary. If the Enrollment Capacity is greater than the room capacity of the room selected on the Meetings tab for this section, then a warning will appear when the course offering is saved.
If the section requires students to obtain consent before enrolling in the class, select the appropriate value from the Add Consent drop down box. If the section requires students to obtain consent before dropping the class, select the appropriate value from the Drop Consent drop down box.
This completes the process of adding a section to a course offering.
Refer to the remaining job aids in this section to assist with additional edits to the schedule of classes.