Creating Combined Sections 21b

Purpose: Use this document as a reference for creating combined sections in ctcLink.

Audience: Student Records staff

Creating Combined Sections

Navigation: Main Menu > Curriculum Management > Combined Sections > Combined Sections Table

If you need to offer two or more separate classes as one class offering, you can combine sections. For example, you may have a course that is offered by the Economics Department (ECON 101) that is identical to a course that is offered by the Business School (BUSN 111)

  1. On the Combined Sections Table page enter relevant search information.
    1. Academic Institution code (e.g. WA171 for Spokane Community College)
    2. Academic term code (e.g. 2147 for Fall 2014)
    3. Session select from the drop down menu (e.g. Regular Academic Session)
  2. Select the Search button.
  1. On the Combined Sections Table page you are defining the codes that will be assigned to the class sections to link them in the class schedule.
    1. ctcLink will generate a Combined section ID; this can be changed if needed.
    2. Enter the Description and Short Description.
    3. Select the Save button.
Combined Sections Table
  1. To identify the sections to combine, select the View Combined Sections link.
Combined Sections Table
  1. Room Capacity Section

Note: The Room Capacity defined on this page links to room scheduling software and can be different from enrollment capacity.

  1. On the Identify Combined Sections tab, enter the Class Number in the Class Nbr field.
  2. Select the plus sign at the end of the row to add the additional course numbers to be combined.
Identify Combined Sections
  1. Permanent Combination Checkbox: Select this check box to command the system to roll the combination when you perform the prior term copy process.
  2. Skip Mtg Pattern Instr Edit:Select this check box to combine sections with different meeting patterns and instructor information.
  3. Select the Save button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Select the View Combined Sections Table to return to the previous page to identify additional combined sections. On the Combined Sections Table, repeat the steps above by selecting the [+] for all combined sections for the session identified.

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