Courses Page

On the Courses page, you can access all of your courses from the current or past semesters, as well as for upcoming semesters if you have already requested the courses. Plus, you can manage course availability and add a tile image to your course.

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Finding Courses

The page lists your Current Courses by default, but you can use the forward and backward arrows or the Current Courses drop down menu to access previous or upcoming semesters. You can also use the Filter menu to modify your view of the page or use the search function to find courses on the current page.

If you access a course frequently, you can select the star icon to add it to your favorites so it appears at the top of the list. No more scrolling! You can select the star icon again to remove a course from your favorites when you're finished working in it often.

If there are courses you do not need to see, you can hide them from your view. Click the ... menu next to the course and select Hide Course. Once hidden, you can use the filter menu to view the courses that are hidden from you. Note: This only hides the course from your view and does not affect whether students or other faculty and staff can view your course.

Managing Course Availability

In addition to the settings within your course, you can adjust the availability of your course from the Courses Page. Click the ... menu next to the course and choose to open the course or make it private (this is equivalent to available and unavailable).  

Grid View

Use the course view toggle at the top of the page to switch between list view (default) or grid view. In grid view, your course card includes an image. Every course is assigned a default image from a library of landscape photographs. 

You can add a custom image to represent your course by clicking the pencil icon in the corner. The minimum size for images is 1200 x 300 pixels. Text isn't recommended for the image, but if you are using text, it should be centered vertically and horizontally in the image and wrapped over multiple lines to avoid being cutt off. 

Note: If you are using the Original Course View for your course, replacing the tile image will replace or add a course banner in your course.

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