How do I add a new section to my course?

You will learn how to add a new section to your course.

1. Enter your course.

course main page

2. Click on Settings in the Course Navigation.

Settings link

3. Click on the Settings tab.

Setting tab selected

4. Type a name for the new section.

Tip: you can make the name reflect the purpose of the section as a reminder for you as to why you have a second section in your course. In this case, the reason is so that a student with an Incomplete can finish an assignment after the end of a course term.

Add a New Section field

5. Click on + Section.

+ Section button

Now that you have a new section in your course, what do you want to do with it?

I want to add a student (or students) to the new section.

Follow these steps to add students to this new section.

People link selected

2. Click on the + People button.

+ People button

3. Type the student's email address.

Email address field

4. Select the new section you just created from the Section dropdown menu.

If these students should only interact with students in this section, you should tick the box called "Can interact with users in their section only".

For Incomplete course is selected

5. Click on the Next button.

Next button

6. Click on the Add Users button.

Add Users button

7. That one student is now listed in that new section.

People list showing student in both sections
I want to assign an Assignment or Quiz to that new section.

Follow these steps to assign an Assignment or Quiz to the new section you just created.

1. Click on the Assignment or Quiz from the Modules page, Assignments page or Quiz page.

Final Exam link

2. Click on Edit.

Edit button

3. Scroll down to the Assign section and click on +Add.

+Add button

4. Select the new section in the Assign to dropdown menu.

For Incomplete section selected

5. Click on Save.

If you want to add the Due date or availability dates, you can do that now before clicking on the Save button.

Save button

Article Summary

You have now learned how to create a new section for your course.