What's the difference between a Course and a Section?
A Course is the curriculum that your students work through. Courses can contain CodeHS Assignments from the catalog and/or custom Assignments.
Multiple Sections can use the same Course for content, and you can re-use a Course over multiple years.
A Section is a roster of students. Student work, grades, and progress data are kept within a Section.
Using the Courses Page to Manage Content
The best place to manage Course content is from the Courses Page. Making changes to a Course will update the content for each Section that uses that Course.
Any Courses that were added while Creating a New Section will also show on your Courses Page.
Navigate here by clicking Courses in the left-hand navigation panel:
Creating a New Course
Click the green Create New Course button
Enter a new Course name
Select Create Empty Course - to create a Course from scratch. From here, you can create a course using your own custom assignments, CodeHS curriculum, or a mix of both.
You can also create a course directly from the Course Catalog Page:
Click Add to Courses on any CodeHS course to create a new Course on your Courses Page.
Creating a Section From the Courses Page
Once your Course is set up, you can easily create multiple Sections which use the same Course. You'll need to create a Section, then enroll students in the section in order for students to work through the content.
Click Create Section
Enter a name for your section and click Create
Creating a Section linked with Google Classroom
If you use Google Classroom, It's possible to link CodeHS to an existing Google Classroom and import your roster. To do this, follow these steps here:
Copying, Reusing, and Sharing Courses
If you've made a lot of changes to a Course or its settings, you may want to use it for next year or share it with another teacher to use. You can copy a Course by clicking the three dots and choose Copy Course:
This will make a duplicate of their course with all of the same settings and assignments. Once a course is copied, you can share it with another teacher by adding them as a co-teacher. See more about these topics:
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