Loyola Support Documentation

How do I create a section?

Updated Dec 18, 2020

Instructors may create sections. Participants (e.g., students) cannot create or modify sections.

Select Section Info.

Select Section Info from your site's tool menu

In the target Sakai site, select the Section Info tool from the Tool Menu.

Select Add Sections.

Select Add sections

Select Add Sections from the actions menu.

Select the number of sections and assign a category.

Choose the number of sections and a category

Use the drop-down menus to:

  1. Select the number of sections you want to create (e.g., 2).
  2. Choose the category for your sections:
  • 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.

Enter setion 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 day(s) of the week this section meets.
  4. Start/End Time: Enter the time the section meets. Enter the time in hours and, if necessary, minutes (e.g., 9 or 10:45). Select 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.

Note: All of these fields are optional.

Select Add Sections.

Select Add sections

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

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