How to build your courses

Throughout the year, the Registrar's Office works in conjunction with academic departments across campus to create the schedule of courses for each upcoming semester. The course building process begins well in advance of the start of each term. Classes offered in the Fall begin being developed in early December, Spring classes in early August, and Summer classes in early October.

As the beginning of the course building process draws closer, our office sends out an email to departmental staff announcing training opportunities and providing updates and general information about the process.

Resources

Please review the Setting Up Your Courses channel located on the Resources page of myUVM.

Fall 2020 Schedule of Courses Timeline*

Date(s) Activity
December 2, 2019 at 8:00AM SWCSCHD opens to departments
January 21, 2020 at 8:00AM Dean's Office access turned on (department access off); course fee reports will be distributed
to colleges/schools for review by Student Financial Services
February 3, 2020 at 8:00AM Registrar's Office begins review (dean access off)
February 14, 2020 See Also entries due from College of Arts and Sciences
February 18-19, 2020 Final department proofing
February 21, 2020 Faculty begin loading Expanded Section Descriptions; ESDs can now be copied!
February 21-28, 2020 Classroom scheduling (SOC review and individual meetings with Associate Deans)
March 2-6, 2020 Registrar's Office schedules general purpose classrooms
March 9-20, 2020 Deans' Offices review classroom assignments
March 16, 2020 Schedule of Courses posted online; faculty can issue overrides and add TAs to Blackboard
March 23, 2020 Expanded Section Descriptions deadline
March 23-27, 2020 Faculty review classroom assignments
March 30-April 3, 2020 Work on classroom changes
April 2, 2020 Limited edit mode in SWCSCHD begins - those with Dean access can edit the following:
  • INSM code
  • Max Enrl (provided it does not exceed room capacity)
  • Instructor
  • Permission Indicator
  • SOC Comment
April 6, 2020 Registration begins

*Beginning January 21, 2020, departments must submit changes via the SOC change/new section request forms in myUVM. Changes resulting from proofing must be submitted no later than 4:30PM EST on February 19, 2020. Changes submitted after the deadline will be processed after March 16, 2020.



Spring 2020 Schedule of Courses Timeline

Date(s) Activity
August 1, 2019 at 8:00AM SWCSCHD opens to departments
September 3, 2019 at 8:00AM Dean's Office access turned on (department access off)
September 16, 2019 at 8:00AM Registrar's Office begins review (dean access off)
September 27, 2019 See Also entries due from College of Arts and Sciences
October 1-2, 2019 Department proofing
October 4, 2019 Faculty begin loading Expanded Section Descriptions
October 4-11, 2019 Classroom scheduling
October 14-18, 2019 Registrar's Office schedules general purpose classrooms
October 21, 2019 Schedule of Courses posted online; faculty can issue overrides and add TAs to Blackboard
October 21-25, 2019 Deans' Offices review classroom assignments
October 28, 2019 Expanded Section Descriptions deadline
October 28-November 1, 2019 Faculty review classroom assignments
November 8, 2019 Limited edit mode in SWCSCHD begins - those with Dean access can edit the following:
  • INSM code
  • Max Enrl (provided it does not exceed room capacity)
  • Instructor
  • Permission Indicator
  • SOC Comment
November 11, 2019 Registration begins

How to Request a Change

Contact Information

For specific questions or further assistance with the course building process, please contact our office by email or by calling (802) 656-2045.