How do I create a section?

In Loyola’s instance of Sakai, sections  cannot be populated with official course data . You may create sections if you have the appropriate role, e.g., instructor, TA, Course Builder.  Students cannot create or modify sections.

A use case of the Section Info tool would be a lecture section of a course in which all students are enrolled and various lab sections of the same course in which subsets of students are enrolled.

Since LUC has no automatic sections feed,  section membership must be manually managed, e.g., adding, deleting, moving members

Go to Section Info.

Select the Section Info tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

Select Add Sections.

Select the number of sections and a category.

Select the number of sections you want to create (e.g. 3) and then choose the category for your sections from the drop-down menu:

  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Studio
  • Section

Note: The name of a category is the only thing that differentiates it from other categories. For instance, a Lab section will function exactly as a Discussion section in the Section Info tool.

Enter the section information.

  1. Name: In the Name field, give your section a name. If you don't enter a name, the name of the category plus a number will be the default name (e.g., Lab1, Lab2, Lab3).
  2. Section Size: Choose a either Unlimited number of students in section or Limit number of students in section to. For the second choice, enter the maximum number of members allowed in the section.
  3. Meeting Details: Select which days of the week this section meets.
  4. Start/End Time: Enter the time the section meets. Enter the time and minutes, for example, 8:00. Check next to AM or PM to indicate time of day.
  5. Location: Enter a short location identifier for where the section meets, up to 20 characters maximum.

If you have chosen to add more than one section at a time, repeat the process above for the other sections.

Select Add Sections.

When you are finished entering your section information, select Add Sections.