Courses are instructional offerings typically offered by an organization or department. In any given term there may be multiple offerings of the same course, which are represented as sections.
Courses simply act as "containers" for one or more sections of a class.
There are two methods for creating courses in Echo360:
- Bulk Import - Create multiple courses (and sections if desired) by importing a CSV file. See Imports: Course and Term
- Manual - Add courses individually through the interface. These steps are below.
Courses are created through the COURSES page, accessed from the main menu. You may associate each course with an organization and/or a department but this is optional. You can also make or change this association later if necessary.
To create a course
- Select COURSES from the main navigation bar at the top of the page.
The course catalog appears.
- Click ADD COURSE.
- Enter a Course code. Example, ENG-201. This must be unique to the institution.
Note regarding "uniqueness": Hyphens and Underscores are considered unique. However spaces, forward and back slashes (/ or \), equal signs (=), ampersands (&), and question marks (?) are NOT considered unique and while they are allowed, they are ignored for validation purposes. Meaning ENG201 and ENG 201 and ENG=201 and ENG&201 are all seen as identical. ENG 201, ENG-201, and ENG_201 are all considered unique and would be allowed in the same institution.
- Enter a Course name that describes the course.
Example: Introduction to Linguistics.
- Optionally: Use the lists to select an Organization and/or a Department to which to associate the course.
- Click SAVE.
At this point, you can repeat the above steps to create more courses, or create sections for the new course.