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Courses that show up on the home page of myCourses are pinned. Here's how you can find your courses for the current semester and pin the ones you want to your home page.

When can I expect to see my courses?

  • Students will not see their courses listed until one week (7 days) before the start date of record on SIS.
  • Instructors will receive upcoming courses eight weeks before the start date of record on SIS.

  • If you are unfamiliar with the start date on your course please check the course details on SIS.

What if I was enrolled or assigned today?

Enrollments and assignments will not appear immediately on myCourses, they will be received the next day.

myCourses receives an information feed once each morning starting at 3:00am and finishing around 5:00am Eastern.

For example, if an enrollment or assignment is made in the Registrar's records on Monday afternoon, it will not show up on myCourses until Tuesday morning after myCourses receives the next daily feed.

Find the current semester's courses

  1. In the My Courses listing on the Home page of myCourses, click the View All Courses link at the bottom of the listing.
    Scroll down past the course icons, but before the News.





  2. To the right, click the Filter drop-down menu.

    This may take a moment to load if you have been at RIT for a while and have courses across a number of semesters.




  3. Check off the semester you wish to filter on.

    The listing will update to show only the courses in that semester. You can click on the page outside of the filter menu to have the menu go away.

    If the list is longer than the menu, you can scroll by pointing your mouse at the menu and using your mouse wheel.

    You can also search for a term at the top of the listing.

 

Pin courses to keep them on your list

  1. To pin a course to keep it on your listing, point your mouse at the course you wish to pin. A button labeled … appears at the top-right of the course icon.




  2. Click the … button and select Pin from the menu.




  3. The course is now listed under the Pinned heading and will always be shown on the Home page of myCourses.




  4. Pinned courses can also be easily accessed through the Course Selector waffle icon found at the top of most pages throughout myCourses.

    Pinned courses are always at the top of the listing and highlighted with a blue background.



Find by category


Here are the steps to find course shells based on their category.

  1. In the My Courses listing, click the View All Courses link at the bottom of the listing.




  2. To the right, click the Filter drop-down menu.

    This may take a moment to load if you have been at RIT for a while and have a large number of courses.




  3. Click the Standard Department tab on the filter menu.




  4. In the Search by Standard Department field, enter the category you are looking for. Then press Return on the keyboard or click the magnifying glass icon to perform the search.

    Category titles you can search on are:

    • Committees
    • Communities
    • Development
    • Faculty Portfolios
    • Courses, Non-Credit
    • Sandbox
    • Training


  5. Check off the department to filter on it.

    The listing will update to show only courses in that department.



  6. You can now pin your course(s) to the Home page for easy access following the steps covered above.

 

Find by role


Here are the steps to find course shells based on your role in the course.

  1. In the My Courses listing, click the View All Courses link at the bottom of the listing.




  2. To the right, click the Filter drop-down menu.

    This may take a moment to load if you have been at RIT for a while and have a large number of courses.




  3. Click the Roles tab on the filter menu.




  4. Check off a role to filter on it.

    The listing will update to show only courses where you have that role. 



  5. You can now pin your course(s) to the Home page for easy access following the steps covered above.

Course updates indicator


The orange number following the course title is a number reflecting the total of the following updates in a course.

  • Unread Discussion Posts (Instructors & Students)

  • Ungraded Quiz Attempts (Instructors Only)

  • Unread Dropbox Submissions (Instructors Only)

 


When you visit the course, the Updates widget breaks out the updates for easy access. On the default course homepage, the Updates widget is found at the top of the right-hand column.

What can I do if I've tried all of this and the course isn't there?

Students Missing Courses

Please review the following information before contacting support regarding a missing course.

  • Students do not have access to courses until one week before the first day of classes.
  • If it has been one day since your enrollment and the course is not on myCourses, first confirm you can see the course on your record in the Student Information System. If you can confirm it is on SIS then contact Academic Technology Support to get it added to myCourses. If the course is not in SIS then you will need to contact your academic advisor or the Registrar for assistance with your enrollment.
  • Instructors have the ability to make a course inactive which will remove it from student view. You may be enrolled but the instructor may be hiding a course while work is being done.
  • Courses may also be merged with other sections or courses by the Instructor so they may not be named as you expect due to the merging of course numbers or differing course titles.

Faculty Missing Courses

Please review the following information before contacting support regarding a missing course.

  • Faculty will receive their courses for the upcoming term eight weeks before the start of that term.
  • Faculty missing a class should first confirm they have been assigned to the course properly in the Registrar's records. You may confirm this through the InfoCenter or with the scheduling officer for your academic department. If the assignment is confirmed then contact Academic Technology Support for assistance.
    • Please remember that any new assignments or changes in the Registrar's records will not be reflected on myCourses until the next morning as the information feed from the Registrar is sent to myCourses once each morning ~5:00am Eastern.
  • If you are an additional instructor or teaching assistant on a course, you will only have access to the course if you are also listed in the Registrar's records.

If you require immediate access to a course, a confirmation email may be sent by the scheduling officer, department head, or dean who represents the academic department offering the course to Academic Technology Support. This must include the full course number including section and the academic term of the courses(s).

These measures are due to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


 

 

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