If you need to offer two or more separate classes as one class offering, you can combine sections. For example, a course that is offered by the Economics Department (ECON 101) is identical to a course that is offered by the Business School (BUSN 111). Perhaps you want to offer each class every semester, but only 30 students total each semester request the two classes, so it is not economical. To offer both courses each semester, yet have the courses taught as a single class (with one professor, one location, one meeting pattern, and so on), you can combine sections. Students who enroll in the Economics department version can use one Class Number to enroll, and students who enroll in the Business Department version can use a different class number to enroll. But all students will participate in a single class environment, with one attendance roster, one grade roster, one instructor (or more) and so on.

 

You can combine sections permanently or for a single class occurrence. You can also combine sections within or across subjects. When classes are linked to a combined section, they are all given the same Event ID. The enrollment and wait list capacities are controlled both at the section level and at the sections combined level.

 

To create combined sections, first define a Combined Sections ID on the Combined Sections Table page, and then link classes to the Combined Sections ID and choose a combination type on the Combined Sections page.

 

Before you combine sections be sure that a facility ID (if one was entered) exists for only one of the classes you are combining.

 

In this topic, you will link two classes to a combined section ID number.


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