After a course is created through the Course Library, individual course sections must be created.

This page provides information and instructions regarding section creation and set-up, including how to choose a section type, what delivery mode should be selected, how to enter meeting pattern information, and how to set-up courses with related sections (lecture/lab, lecture/discussion). 

Time & Location (Meeting Pattern) instructions are provided within each area below. If you only need information for how to set up Time & Location information, please visit the Time & Location How-To page. 

Section Types

A section is an instructional unit used to divide a course.  

Section type is the mode of instruction for a section. There are several different section types, which are listed and defined below. 

Section Type Definitions

A stand-alone section does not have any additional section types associated with it.

A lecture is a section type used in conjunction with one or more other section types (e.g., discussion, lab, etc.) that bring together a group as a single unit for a given class meeting.  

Lectures have either a Mandatory or a Preferred relationship with their discussions, labs or lab/discussions.

  • In courses with Mandatory relationships, students choose a discussion or lab section and are automatically registered for the lecture that is related to that discussion or lab section.
  • In courses with Preferred relationships, students must choose both a lecture and a preferred section when registering. Credit hours in Preferred relationships are placed on the lecture sections.

A discussion is an instructional unit used in conjunction with a lecture that denotes a non-laboratory situation. This term must be used to include all instructional units whose description could be categorized as recitation, conference, or drill. 

A lab is an instructional unit used in conjunction with a lecture that requires a room with specialized facilities and equipment. 

A lab/discussion is an instructional unit used in conjunction with a lecture and combines the course offerings elements of a lab and a discussion into one unit for registration.

Additional time sections are created when two or more courses, or courses with more than one section (sections must have different time/location information) meet together at a shared time for instruction (but NOT to watch a film). 

A screening section is set up when students meet to watch a film. 

Independent study is an individual instruction section that is not a formally structured class. Typically, this involves one-on-one instruction with a specific faculty member and student. 

Delivery Modes

Delivery Modes are used by departments to provide information regarding how a course will function. A complete picture of course functionality is achieved by reviewing the course Delivery Mode, Delivery Mode Definition, Time/Location information, and supplemental Registration Information (where applicable). 

In-Person

This course will be held face-to-face in a physical instructional space. (Previously referred to as Face to Face). 

MyUI view of a course section that is in-person

Hybrid

A course section in which the instructor determines the combination of in-person and online instruction. There will be a minimum of two time/location lines to reflect the in-person and online course requirements. 

MyUI View of course section that is hybrid

Individualized Experience

An individual or small group format including but not limited to internships, independent study, or research projects with faculty or off-campus partners. 

MyUI view of a course section that is individualized experience

Online

Online course sections will be taught only through an internet-based learning platform (Previously referred to as Web).

Online courses can be synchronousasynchronous, or a combination of both.

  • Online (Synchronous) course sections have a set meeting pattern with specific time students must be online. The time/location information should include a set meeting pattern with Online in the City field. 
  • Online (Asynchronous) course sections have no set meeting time and course content is viewed and completed when convenient for the students. Time/location information is set as ARR time and Asynchronous Online in the City field.
  • Online (Synchronous and Asynchronous) course sections have both set online meeting times, as well as content viewed and completed when convenient for students. These courses will have at least two meeting lines: one with the set meeting pattern Online in the City field, and one with ARR time, Asynchronous Online in the City field.

Synchronous

MyUI view of a course section that is synchronous online

Asynchronous 

MyUI view of a course section that is asynchronous online

Mixed (Synchronous and Asynchronous)

MyUI view of an online course section that is both synchronous and asynchronous

 

Registration Status Only

A course section mode in which registration is required to maintain an enrolled status.

Course Exchange

A course section shared with a Non-UI peer institution, which is not classified as Study Abroad. 

Section Set-up by Delivery Mode

In-Person Section Set-up (Stand-Alone)

Defined Meeting Pattern, Requesting University Classroom

Link to create a new section in Offerings Planner
  • Section Type: Stand Alone
  • Section Number: We suggest 0001 if it is the first section of the course
  • Management Type: Academic Unit Course
  • Enter Opt Enrollment
Screen where section number, management type, and optimum enrollment are entered when creating a section.
  • Set the meeting pattern
  • Classroom Scheduling Manages Initial Room Assignment = Yes
  • Choose Ideal Room type
  • Click Save
"Add time and location" link in section creation screen

 

How to set meeting pattern and request a university classroom

 

  • Credit Hours = Yes, choose credit hour(s) and click “add”
  • Leave Delivery Mode as “In-Person”
  • Click Save
Where to enter credit hours, edit delivery mode if needed, and section save button
Shows green bar with confirmation message that a section has been saved in planner

Section Summary shows:

  • Stand-alone section
  • Academic Unit Course
  • In-Person Delivery Mode
  • Specific Time & Location information listed
  • No classroom displayed means the section is requesting a University Classroom
Section summary page and the "submit to workflow" button at the top of the section summary page

The Submit to Workflow button is at the top right of the section summary page. 

 Submit to Workflow button on section in Planning Status

 

Defined Meeting Pattern, Using Departmental Space

  • Section Type: Stand Alone
  • Section Number: We suggest 0001 if it is the first section of the course
  • Management Type: Academic Unit Course
  • Enter Opt Enrollment
  • Set the meeting pattern
  • Classroom Scheduling Manages Initial Room Assignment = No
  • Is off-site = No
  • Choose Building
  • Choose Room Number
  • Click Save
  • Credit Hours = Yes, choose credit hour(s) and click “add”
  • Leave Delivery Mode as “In-Person”
  • Click Save
  • Stand-alone section
  • Academic Unit Course
  • In-Person Delivery Mode
  • Specific Time & Location information listed
  • Building and room number listed for departmental space chosen

Arranged Time, Arranged Location

Link to create a new section in Offerings Planner
  • Section Type: Stand Alone
  • Section Number: We suggest 0001 if it is the first section of the course
  • Management Type: Academic Unit Course
  • ​​​​​Enter Opt Enrollment
Section creation screen where section number, management type and optimum enrollment are entered
Add time and location link
Arranged time and arranged location selected on time/location panel in a course section

 

  • Credit Hours = Yes, choose credit hour(s) and click “add”
  • Leave Delivery Mode as “In-Person”
  • Click Save
Area to enter credit hours, update delivery mode if needed and save section
Section created message
  • Stand-alone section
  • Academic Unit Course
  • In-Person Delivery Mode
  • Time & Location area displays ARR/ARR
Section summary page of ARR/ARR course

Hybrid Section Set-up

In Hybrid course sections, a portion of the sectoin is Online and another portion of the section is In-Person. When Hybrid sections are created, there must be two or more time/location lines to represent the Online and In-Person components of the course.

Additional Information Coming Soon

Individualized Experience Section Set-up

Information Coming Soon

Online Section Set-up

Synchronous Online

Instructions for creation of a synchronous online course are located on the DOE and Hybrid Course Offerings page. 

Asynchronous Online

Instructions for creation of an asynchronous online course are located on the DOE and Hybrid Course Offerings page.

Related Section Set-up

Courses have related sections when there is a lecture and associated lab(s) or discussion(s). When related sections have a Mandatory relationship, the student selects a lab or discussion section and is automatically enrolled in the lecture section. When related sections have a Preferred relationship, students choose both the lecture section and the lab and/or discussion section. 

Mandatory Relationship Information

One lecture section associated to one or more discussion and/or lab sections. 

When there's a mandatory relationship between a lecture and associated sections, the credit hours are placed on the lab or discussion sections. 

Because credit hours are carried on the lab or discussion sections in a mandatory relationship, attendance and grades are submitted by the instructors of those sections.

When students enroll in a course with a mandatory relationship, the student chooses the discuss or lab section and they are automatically enrolled in the related lecture section.

MAUI View:

Course level panel of all sections in a mandatory relationship.

MyUI View:

MyUI View of mandatory relationship course sections.

Preferred Relationship Information

When courses are set up with a preferred relationship, there is typically more than one lecture section and the related discussions or labs are associated to any/all lecture sections for the course. 

When there's a preferred relationship, the credit hours are placed on the lecture section(s). 

Because credit hours are carried on the lecture sections in a preferred relationship, attendance and grades are submitted by the lecture instructor(s). 

When students enroll in a course with a preferred relationship, the student chooses all portions of the course. 

MAUI View:

MAUI view of course section list for preferred relationship course.

MyUI View: 

MyUI View of course sections with preferred relationship.

In-Person Related Sections

Mandatory Relationship

Create Lecture Section First
  • Section Type: Lecture
  • Section Number: 0AAA, 0BBB, etc
  • Management Type: Academic Unit Course 
  • Enter Opt Enrollment

Requesting University Classroom

  • Set the meeting pattern
  • Classroom Scheduling Manages Initial Room Assignment = Yes
  • Choose Ideal Room type
  • Click Save

Using Department Space

  • Set the meeting pattern
  • Classroom Scheduling Manages Initial Room Assignment = No
  • Is off-site = No
  • Choose Building
  • Choose Room Number
  • Click Save
  • In a Mandatory relationship, credit hours will go on the discussion section(s) so choose "no" for credit hour section
  • Mandatory Relationship will be created when you create the discussion or lab sections
  • Save
Create Discussion and/or Lab Sections
  • Section Type: Discussion or Lab
  • Section Number: 0A01, 0A02, etc
  • Management Type: Academic Unit Course
  • Enter Opt Enrollment

Requesting University Classroom

  • Set the meeting pattern
  • Classroom Scheduling Manages Initial Room Assignment = Yes
  • Choose Ideal Room type
  • Click Save

Using Department Space

  • Set the meeting pattern
  • Classroom Scheduling Manages Initial Room Assignment = No
  • Is off-site = No
  • Choose Building
  • Choose Room Number
  • Click Save
  • Change the credit hours toggle to Yes
  • Click "Add" next to the credit hour drop-down
  • The lecture section will be listed under the Related Sections header. Click Add to set up the Mandatory relationship 
  • Click Save

Preferred Relationship

Create the Lecture section(s) first
"Add a new section" link within a course.
  • Section type: Lecture
  • Section Number: In-Person lecture sections should be numbered 0AAA, 0BBB and so on
  • Management Type: In-Person lecture sections should have the Academic Unit Course management type
  • Optimum Enrollment: This number must equal the total number of seats that will be available in the associated labs/discussionsEdit media
Selections for section number, management type, section type.

For this lecture meeting on campus in a University Classroom, choose the meeting start and end times and recurrence pattern. For location, choose "Yes"  for Classroom Scheduling Manages Room Assignment, Enter the Room Type Ideal, and Save. 

Selections to request university classroom with a set meeting pattern.

For Preferred relationships, the credit hours must be placed on the lecture section. Choose the "Yes" toggle next to Credit Hour Section, select the credit hour and click "Add" and click Save. 

Because no sections have been created yet, MAUI will display "There are no available sections offered." You will relate discussion or lab sections to the lecture when you create them. 

Selections for credit hours, delivery mode and the save button.

In many cases, courses with a Preferred relationship will have at least two lecture sections.

Two lecture sections in Planning status for a course.
Now create the Discussion and/or Lab sections

Add a new section link on section summary panel for a course.

For this Discussion meeting on campus in a University Classroom, choose the meeting start and end times and recurrence pattern. For location, choose "Yes"  for Classroom Scheduling Manages Room Assignment, Enter the Room Type Ideal, and Save.

Selections for requesting a university classroom including the set meeting pattern.

  • Since this is a preferred relationship and the credit hours are on the lecture(s) you will toggle the credit hour section option to "No".
  • Choose "Preferred" and relate the section you're creating to any/all of the lecture sections.
  • Click "Save". 
No chosen for credit hour section, two lectures selected to be related to the section being created, and the save button.

Edit enrollment counts link.

Each section's enrollment count can be adjusted on this panel. Be sure to click "Save" after making any needed adjustments.

Sections on optimum enrollment panel where each section's opt enrollment can be adjusted.

On section panel, image shows check boxes next to each section and the Submit to Workflow button.

Online Related Sections

Online Mandatory Relationship

Please refer to the Online and Hybrid Course Offerings page for instructions on setting up an Online course with a mandatory relationship between the lecture and lab or discussion sections. 

Online Preferred Relationship

Please refer to the Online and Hybrid Course Offerings page for instructions on setting up an Online course with a preferred relationship between the lecture(s) and other related sections. 

Hybrid Related Sections (Online/In-Person)

Instructions for set-up of a related section course, where the lecture is online and the discussions are in-person, are located on the DOE and Hybrid Course Offerings page. 

Additional Help with Section Setup

Person with question mark icon.

Registrar MAUI Support

Assists faculty and staff with processes in MAUI under the Registrar tab, including Administrative Registration, Section Offerings, Grades and more.