An academic department is an organizational unit to which courses are associated. Once configured, the department becomes useful as a way to filter courses and course section offerings throughout the application. Department filters are available on list pages, sandboxes, and various reports where applicable.
To view the list of departments in the system, select the Departments option from the Academics tab.
You may search for a specific department and limit the number of departments displayed using the filter panel on the left side of the page. To search for specific departments, enter keyword search criteria in the text box at the top of the form and then click Search or press the Enter key to view your results. Only those departments with matching keywords will be returned in the list.
You may also limit the number of departments returned in the list by using the subject and/or course filter options. Choose one or more subjects or courses using the filter controls on the left and click Search. Only those departments that have applicable course associations will be returned.
Finally, use the Active drop-down option to view departments that are active, inactive, or either.
Click on the department name to view additional details about the department record.
- Click the Academics tab.
- Select Departments.
- Click Add a Department.
- Enter the department name in the Name field.
- Add a text description, if desired.
- Click the + option to associate courses with the department.
- Use the pop-up window to select all applicable courses (optionally filtering by subject).
- Select courses and click Done when all courses have been selected.
- Click Save.