Create a course

Step 1

In the folder tree, navigate to the Campus, School, and Department to which the course belongs and click into the folder. For example, we are creating a course for IU Southeast campus, School of Arts and Letters, and the Department of Afro-American Studies.

folder tree

Step 2

Go to New >> Course.

new course

Step 3

In the Course page, find the file path for the Parent Folder (Campus, School, Department).

file path

Step 4

Under Subject Area, enter the Subject Area code (department code, hyphen, beginning course letter).

For the most up-to-date department codes, contact a Scheduling Officer for the school. This person will have access to the Course Catalog and can provide the most recent information on the courses.

subject area field

Step 5

Enter the Catalog Number (the course number without the prefix) and the Course Title.

catalog number and title

Step 6

Enter the Minimum Number of Credit Hours for the course. If the course may be repeated, enter the Maximum Number of Credit Hours that may be earned.

credit hours

Step 7

If the course may be repeated, enter the conditions in the Repeatability field. If a school uses a special designation for a course (an abbreviation), enter it in the Special School Designation field.

school designation and repeatability

Step 8

Enter any Prerequisites or Corequisites in the corresponding fields.

prerequisite and corequisite

Step 9

If there are additional requirements, such as a Laboratory, include them in the Other Requirements field.

other requirements

Step 10

Indicate the appropriate course level by checking the boxes for Graduate or Undergraduate.

Some courses have the same Course Number but Different titles. These are known as Variable Title Courses. For these types of courses, one course will be designated as the Master course, and others as Duplicates. For the duplicate courses, check the box for Variable Title Course.

check boxes graduate and undergraduate

Step 11

Enter the course description that will display in the bulletin.

IMPORTANT: When writing text for the course description, DO NOT use any style or formatting tools in the Description field, even though they are available. We recommend to write the description into an application such as NotePad to remove all formatting, and then copy and paste into the Description field. Additionally, use only one space between sentences.

course description

Step 12

Enter an Effective Date and a Discontinue Date. These dates are required and reduce the number of Offer Not Found errors in the SIS Error Report.

effective and discontinue dates

Do not delete any course entry.

Step 13

Click Submit.