Course Management

Adding or Removing Tools

  1. Go to the desired course site and click Site Info in the left navigation bar.
  2. Click the Edit Tools link at the top of the Site Info page.
  3. To add a tool to your course site, check the box next to the name of the tool.
  4. To remove a tool from your course site, uncheck the box next to the name of the tool.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Finish.

Managing Access to a Course Site

  1. Go to the desired course site and click Site Info in the left navigation bar.
  2. Click the Manage Access link at the top of the Site Info page.
  3. A site is published by default, which means the site is available to site participants and is added to the public Search Sites list on the gateway page of CourseWork. If you want to make it unavailable to all except instructional staff, uncheck the box next to Publish Site.
  4. To allow anyone from the Stanford community to add themselves to your course site, check the box next to “Site can be joined by anyone with a valid SUNet ID” and choose the role given to those participants in the drop-down menu. Student is the default role, but you can change the role to Guest, if you prefer. The Student and Guest roles have the same permissions.
  5. Click Update.

Adding Participants to a Course Site

  1. Go to the desired course site and click Site Info in the left navigation bar.
  2. Click the Add Participants link at the top of the Site Info page.
  3. In the SUNet ID(s) field, type the SUNet ID of the participant you want to add. You can enter several SUNet IDs at a time by typing each on a separate line. Note that a SUNet ID is a 3-8 character ID for the Stanford Computing Network, not to be confused with an email address or university ID number.
  4. You can look up SUNet IDs using Stanford.Who. If you start on the Stanford.Who page for the public, be sure to select “Search in Stanford view” so you can see the SUNet ID field.
  5. Select whether you will “Assign all participants to the same role” or “Assign each participant a role individually”.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Select the role(s) for the new participant(s). A description of the permissions for each role is provided.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Select whether to send email notification to the new participant(s).
  10. Click Continue.
  11. Click Finish.
  12. To allow participants to add themselves to your course site, follow the instructions in the Managing Access to a Course Site section of this guide.

Creating/Managing Sections


To create sections:
  1. Go to the desired course site and click Section Info in the left navigation bar.
  2. If there is no Section Info link in the left navigation bar, see the Adding or Removing Tools section of this guide to make Section Info available in your site.
  3. Click the Add Sections link at the top of the Section Info page.
  4. Choose a number of sections to create and a section category from the drop-down menus.
  5. Enter a section name and optional information, if desired.
  6. Click the Add Sections button.

To add teaching assistants to sections:
  1. Go to the desired course site and click Section Info in the left navigation bar.
  2. If there is no Section Info link in the left navigation bar, see the Adding or Removing Tools section of this guide to make Section Info available in your site.
  3. Click the Assign TAs link under the desired section.
  4. Select the desired person’s name in the Available Teaching Assistants list (left text box) and click the top button [>] under Move Selected to move the person to the section's Teaching Assistants list (right text box).
  5. Click the Assign TAs button.
To add students to sections:
  1. Go to the desired course site and click Section Info in the left navigation bar.
  2. If there is no Section Info link in the left navigation bar, see the Adding or Removing Tools section of this guide to make Section Info available in your site.
  3. Click the Assign Students link under the desired section.
  4. Select the desired person’s name in the Unassigned Students list (left text box) and click the top button [>] under Move Selected to move the person to the section list (right text box).
  5. You can move all the students in the list by choosing the Move All button [>>], if you prefer.
  6. If you want to switch a student from one section to another, choose the section name from the drop-down menu on the left.
  7. Click the Assign Students button.

To enable students to sign up for sections or switch sections:
  1. Go to the desired course site and click Section Info in the left navigation bar.
  2. If there is no Section Info link in the left navigation bar, see the Adding or Removing Tools section of this guide to make Section Info available in your site.
  3. Click the Options link at the top of the Section Info page.
  4. Check the desired selections for allowing students to sign up for or switch sections.
  5. Click Update.

To automatically manage sections using Axess registration data:

If your course has sections that accept enrollment through Axess, you can set up CourseWork to manage student membership in sections automatically. If you make this selection, you will only be able to assign teaching assistants to sections. All other information will come from Axess and will not be editable. Also, you will not be able to create any other section types manually.

  1. Go to the desired course site and click Section Info in the left navigation bar.
  2. If there is no Section Info link in the left navigation bar, see the Adding or Removing Tools section of this guide to make Section Info available in your site.
  3. Click the Options link at the top of the Section Info page.
  4. Select the radio button next to “Automatically manage sections and memberships based on official registration information”.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Click the Automatically Manage button under the red warning message. This action will DELETE any manually created sections.