The Class Manager is used to create and manage the school’s infrastructure of courses, sections, and meeting times. This infrastructure will be the foundation for generating student schedules, teacher Grade Books, attendance-eligible classes, and more.
This guide will show you how to build and modify your school's infrastructure.
1. Class Manager Overview
There are three major components to know about:
Departments are often created initially when districts implement OnCourse. Departments are typically organized by grade level (Grade 1, Grade 2, etc.) or subject area (Math, Language Arts, etc.)
The entire “course catalog” will be created in the Class Manager. OnCourse recommends creating an entry for each course at each grade level. For example, Language Arts 1 for first grade, Language Arts 2 for second grade, etc.
A section will be created in the Class Manager for each instance that a course is taught during the year. This section will hold many important functional details, such as the class roster, the teacher, the meeting times, grade scale, and more. As each section is created, a teacher Grade Book page is also created.
2. Who Can Use the Class Manager?
The Class Manager can be activated for any staff member who will be creating or managing course/section/roster information. If you believe you should have the Class Manager tab, but do not,contact your district’s OnCourse Manager or contact the support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-899-7204.
3. Navigating the Class Manager
To find the Class Manager, log into OnCourse and click the Class Manager tab on the toolbar. Use the School drop-down menu to select the correct school.
There are three tabs that contain each of the major components mentioned on the previous page; departments, courses, sections. There is also a Student Schedule tab that is useful for pulling up individual students and doing walk-in scheduling.
• Creating the Course Catalog from Scratch
If you are creating the school’s infrastructure for the first time, start at the Departments tab and work to the right, into Courses, and finally into Sections.
If you are performing maintenance of your school’s existing setup, click on the tab that holds the information that needs to be modified.