The Courses function, available under Scheduling > Courses, allows you to set up your school's classes.
There are three tiers for organizing classes: Subjects, Courses, and Course Periods.
- Subjects are used to identify and organize Courses. For example, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus might be grouped under a Subject called Mathematics.
- Courses are class offerings with a specific curriculum, that might be tied to a specific set of standards. For example, Algebra 1, American History, and Honors Literature are all Courses.
- A Course Period is a specific instance or "section" of a course. For example Honors Literature might be taught 2nd period by Mr. Smith and 4th period by Ms. Sanders. Each of these “sections” is a Course Period (also referred to as a "class" within Edsby
Adding Subjects and Courses
To add a Subject click the Add icon (+) in the subject column. Then, fill in the Title and a Sort Order (optional) and click the "Save" button:
To add a Course:
- Click the Subject under which the course belongs.
- Click the Add icon (+) in the courses column.
- Fill in the Title and (optionally) Short Name and Credit Hours
- Click the "Save" button
Adding Course Periods (Classes)
To add a Course Period:
- Click the Course under which the course period belongs.
- Click the Add icon (+) in the course periods column.
- Enter a Class Name. This field is required, and often has the same value as the Course (for example, Algebra I or American Literature).
- Select a Teacher from the drop-down list of teachers
- Select the Marking Period that corresponds to the length of the class. For example, use FY for a class that runs a Full Year; one-semester classes might be set to either Fall or Spring.
- Indicate a Period that describes the time(s) when a class will meet. If the class meets only on specific days of the week, those days may be specified also.
- If attendance will be taken in this course period, check the box for Attendance
- Fields for Room, Seats, Grade Level and Credits may be updated if desired, but are not required.
- Click Save when finished