How Do I Edit the Details for a Course Section?

You can easily edit details for each section in your course. As part of editing details, you may need to create start and end dates for your section. Dates can be shorter than the course dates or overlap the section dates. Changing the section dates creates an override for the section dates, and students can only access the section during the specified section dates.

Note: You can only edit a section after you have opened the course where the section currently resides. Sections may be added by your institution's student information system (SIS). If a section in your course includes an SIS ID, you may not have permission to edit sections.


Open Course Settings


In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.


Open Sections


Click the Sections tab.


Open Section


To edit details for a section, click the name of the section [1].

Note: If you only want to change the name of the section, you can click the Edit icon [2].


Edit Section


Once you have selected the section, you may edit the details of that section by clicking the Edit button.


Update Section


In the Name field [1], create a name for the section.

If you have permission to view the SIS ID field [2], add an SIS ID or edit an existing ID.

Create a start date for the section by clicking the Start at calendar icon [3]. Create an end date for the section by clicking the End at calendar icon [4].

If you want the section participation dates to override the course dates, select the Users can only participate in the course between these dates checkbox [5]. Any user added to the section won't be able to participate in the course until the section start date.

Click the Update Section button [6].

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