Combined Sections

If two or more classes are offered together (same time, days, meeting location, and instructor), then you can combine sections.

General Information

How to Navigate to the ‘Combined Sections’ Table

To create a combined section in the Scheduling Work Center, click on the Combined Sections link.

Use the Combined Sections Table to enter the term in which the combination will be offered.

After selecting the appropriate term, select the scheduled session.

Selecting a session will take you to the ‘Combined Sections Table.’ This is where you will name and save your combined section.

Adding a Combination

To add a combined section to the table, click on the plus sign to add a blank new row. Enter the class information in the ‘Description’ and ‘Short Description’ fields. After adding your information to these fields, scroll to the bottom and click Save.

Deleting a Combination

To delete a combined section from the ‘Combined Sections Table,’ find the appropriate section listed on the table and click the minus button.

A “Delete Confirmation” popup will then appear. Click ‘OK’ to delete the combined section from the table. To save your work and confirm that the section is to be deleted, click Save at the bottom of the page.

Combining Sections

After you named and saved your combined section on the ‘Combined Sections Table,’ click on ‘View Combined Sections.’ After you named and saved your combined section on the ‘Combined Sections Table,’ click on ‘View Combined Sections.’

Clicking on the magnifying glass will display a class list, but you can also simply enter the class number in the available ‘Class Nbr’ field. You will also enter the total Enrollment Capacity and Waitlist Capacity for the sections that you are combining.

A completed combination will look similar to this:

Notice that the total enrollment cap and waitlist cap for the combined section are added together from the two sections that have been combined. 

You will also need to select a lead section for all of the sections that you are combining. In this case, MA 797-002 has been selected as the lead section. We know this because the radio button beside that class’s number has been filled. Any change to meeting patterns or instructors will be made to this class under Maintain Schedule of Classes and will be applied to all other sections within the combined section.

Note: Enrollment will stop at the combined capacity, regardless of how the individual sections are set up unless they are lower than the combined number.