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COURSES: Course Configuration

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Viewing Courses
Adding Courses from Curriculum Management
Editing & Deleting Courses

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  • The first step to building a schedule in Coursedog is ensuring you have properly configured all of your courses and sections. 

  • Depending on your institution’s process, some of this may be taken care of within your SIS.

  • In this article, we will teach you everything you need to know to make sure your courses are ready for scheduling.  

Viewing Courses

  • In order to configure sections, you must first configure your courses. 

  • You can access your department’s courses in two ways.

Option 1

Select “Section Dashboard” from the left navigation.

Option 2

Select your department from Departmental Status on the homepage.

Either option will take you to the list of sections within your department.

Adding Courses from Curriculum Management

Overview | Requirements | How to Do It | Additional Notes


Coursedog can pull courses directly from the SIS (confirm with your administration), so it is likely that all of your courses will already be in your user interface (UI). 


In order to be able to add a Course from the Inventory, several conditions must be met. You can learn more about those here.

How to Do It

Follow the below steps to add a course from Curriculum Management to Academic Scheduling. This will allow you to add, and schedule, Courses which were not included as part of the Term roll, but are available this term. 

Step 1: Navigate to Academic Scheduling > Section Dashboard

Step 2: Click “+Course”.

Step 3: Select “Add Course from Inventory”.

Step 4: Search for the right course.  

NOTE: If the course already exists for that term, you will see the following error message:

Additional Notes

  • When importing a course from Curriculum Management, the current term’s start date will be applied and available courses will be filtered to match Effective Start Date. This means it will pull the matching revision that fits the term dates.

  • All fields are pulled from Curriculum Management to Academic Scheduling when using this functionality. This means that template fields defined in Curriculum Management for courses and programs are accessible in Academic Scheduling.

  • If permissions allow, you will also see an “Add New Course” option after selecting “+ Course”. However, in an integrated environment it is best practice to not utilize this functionality, nor to edit or delete courses in Coursedog. Typically the Course Template will have course information (fields) locked via permissions to prevent editing.

    • We recommend setting the “Add Courses” permission to DENY for integrated schools, given we cannot POST Courses to your SIS from Academic Scheduling. 

    • You can check permission settings at Academic Scheduling > Settings > Roles > (Select Role) > Course Editor > “Add Courses”

  • Course Inventory does not copy sections from previous terms. Adding a course from Course Inventory will add a placeholder with the course data available, but users will still need to add section information.

  • Pulling from the Course Inventory is readily available for most SIS. 
  • To add new courses that are not currently in the Inventory, please contact your Customer Success representative.

Editing & Deleting Courses

In an integrated environment, it is a best practice to NOT edit or delete courses in Coursedog. Typically the Course Template will have Course information (fields) locked and the non-Admin Roles set to Deny for these permissions via Roles to prevent merge issues. For non-integrated environments, the instructions to edit and delete courses are below.

Step 1: Click the “Courses” tab.

Step 2: Select “Course Info”. 

Step 3: 

  • To edit the course, simply overwrite the values in the fields. You can make changes to any of the fields except Course Code.

  • Make sure to click “Save” after you make your changes. 

  • To delete the course, click "Delete Course" and confirm you wish to delete the course. 

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