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MOCC: Creating Course Offerings

Introduction:

Course offerings are to be created after the syllabi has been added and when terms and pricing have been set. This process describes how to create those offerings in Michigan’s Online Course Catalog.

Note: If a district is only offering the online course to students within its district, the district can satisfy the 21f requirements of providing Michigan Virtual with the course syllabi information in a form and method prescribed by the department by completing only the Add New Course Syllabi and Course Review steps. By opting not to create a course offering with terms and pricing, however, the course syllabi and review will not appear in the Local District Catalog search interface available through Michigan’s Online Course Catalog.

Details:

  1. First, click on the Course Management icon and then select Search Course Offering.
  2. At this point, tap the Add New button.
    Screen capture of the Search Course Offering page with an arrow pointing to the Add New button located below the search fields.
  3. Next, select the appropriate catalog in which the course will be displayed and choose the appropriate term that the course will be available by using the drop-down fields.
    Screen capture of the Add New Course Offerings page with arrows pointing to the Select Catalog and Select Term fields within the Select Term tab.
  4. Then use the filters to narrow your search results or simply look in the grid below to select a course(s) you added during the Add New Course Syllabi process. Proceed by placing a check next to the courses that you would like to associate the term with. When all of the appropriate courses are selected, click the Continue button.
    Screen capture of the Add New Course Offering page with arrows pointing to the course row checkbox and to the Continue button.
  5. The selected courses will now require you to assign the appropriate pricing option.
    Note: To Manage Pricing on all courses, use the drop-down menu at the top of the grid.
  6. Continue by pressing the Save & Continue button.
    Screen capture of the Add New Course Offering page with the Add Pricing tab selected. Two arrows point to the Pricing column drop-down menu and to the Save and Continue button.
  7. Next, assign the number of seats available in the course by entering the appropriate number in the “Enter Number of Seats” column.
    Note: To apply the same number of seats to all courses, use the drop-down menu at the top of the grid.
  8. Finally, tap the Submit button.
    Screen capture of the Add New Course Offering page with the Add Seats tab selected. Arrows point to the Enter Number of Seats text box and to the Submit button.

Last updated on February 25, 2020

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