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No Course Data Available
All sections are missing from the Section Editor; rather than listing courses/sections, the page instead says, “There is no course data available for (Term)”.
The solution for this is very similar to what’s outlined here. In short: term data is likely out of sync, which can be fixed by changing the Current Scheduling Term to a different value and then changing it back.
An admin should be able to change the Current Scheduling Term as outlined here.
Unable to Edit a Section in the Section Editor
Your role should allow you to edit a section, but you are unable to do so.
There are a few different levels of permissions and restrictions that can impact your ability to edit a section. If you are not able to edit a section, please review all of the six settings/permissions defined below; these are the settings (in increasing order of importance) that determine if you can edit a section:
The "Add/Edit" section permission on the role the user is assigned to.
The "Editable" and "Editable by terms" field settings in the Section Template.
The "Add/Edit" section permission associated with the phase attached to the term you are in.
The "Editable" field settings associated with the phase attached to the term you are in.
The "Edit Sections during Schedule Validation" permission on the role the user is assigned to.
The "Edit Sections When Department Status Submitted" permission on the role the user is assigned to.
For a deeper understanding how permissions related to schedule validation work, please visit this related help article.
Section Template Settings
When the Section Template's "Editable" field is checked, only listed roles will be able to edit sections. In which case, you will want to ensure your role is listed.
Steps to Modify
Confirm with your admin that you should have permission to edit a section.
Open the Section Template (Academic Scheduling > Settings > Templates > Section Template)
See if the "editable" field has a checkmark next to it.
If checked, ensure your role is listed.
If your role is not listed, ask your admin to add you (if unable to do so yourself).
Unable to Save a Section in the Section Editor
There are a few different reasons that would prevent you from saving a section. Please check each of the following:
- If not all required fields are populated, you will not be able to save the section.
- If there is a "required rule" violation, you will not be able to save the section.
- If the section number is not unique compared to other sections of the same course, you will also not be able to save the section.
Instructors & Meeting Pattern Assignments Displayed Out of Order
When viewing a section in the section editor that is assigned multiple meeting patterns, the section editor does not display instructors in the order in which they are assigned to the meetings.
Within the below view, the instructor and meeting pattern data is stored in separate columns, and in this view, there is no relationship between the relative ordering of the two.
View Correct Instructor & Meeting Pattern Assignments
PATH: Scheduling > Section Editor > Open Section > Open Section Editor > Set Instructor Roles & Details > Select Instructor Name > Instr. Meeting
Navigate to the above path to view the accurate instructor meeting pattern assignment for a section, pictured below.