If your department is offering courses that are part of a Distance Education (DE) program, this website will give you instruction that will help to guide you through your course submissions for additions or changes.
Submit the information on one of these Google Forms for each of the semesters.
Department Schedule Builders, continue to acquire your chair’s approval for course additions and/or changes. For any request that will make a significant change to the Schedule of Classes, you must have the Associate Dean’s approval. Contact information for the chair and Associate Dean will be required for all submission.
Here is a list of the types of DE program course change requests that will need additional approval. You will submit your change request on this DE Change Form.
Here is a list for the types of DE program course change requests that do not need approval by the Associate Dean and should be sent directly to DE Change Form.
The Distance Education Office staff will make the change and confirm the completion of the change with the department contact entered on the form submission. This is the process also if a course is being changed to a DE course from an on-campus course or to an on-campus course from a DE course. Send these changes through the DE Change Form as well.
To add a course, the course number you want to add must be listed in Banner as an Existing Course and listed exactly as it is in the Banner database. If it is not available, email Academic Scheduling at firstname.lastname@example.org to request help to have it added to the list.
DE program courses will have an eight (8) as the middle section designation for Fall, Spring, and Summer, i.e. x8x. The other two section designations may be a letter or number. Section Numbers are always three characters.
NOTE: Some programs have specific section designations for certain courses or cohorts.
DE program lab courses will follow the same option as the main campus labs by using an “L” at the end of the course number or in the first digit of the section number (MDSK 5100L or MDSK 5100T-L81).
In Summer, DE program courses will have either 58x for First Half Term and Full Term or 78x section number for Second Half Term. Any additional sections will use a sequential section number (581, 582, 583 or 781, 782, 783 and so forth). There may be a few lab sections which are an exception to the previous Summer statement. Some DE programs have a specific section number. Contact the DE Program Coordinator that you work with if you are unsure what the section number should be.
Here is a link that is helpful from the Office of the Registrar website: https://registrar.uncc.edu/resources/what-does-code-mean
All Main Campus and Distance Education Campus courses may now be cross-listed with each other. Follow Banner requirements for cross-listing.
For DE program courses, the Campus Code (on the Course Section of SSASECT screen on the Information portion of Banner) is “D” for Fall, Spring and Summer which stands for Distance Education. However, keep in mind, in the Summer Terms all on-campus program courses that are 100% online are also built as Distance Education sections. The only difference is the section number. This Campus Code determines the tuition rate. The Campus Code reflects as Distance Education Campus in the course schedule.
There are five Instructional Method options to use for building DE sections.
Summer School kicked off the use of Part of Term (P.O.T) in Summer 2020. Part of Term is also referred to as Sessions. There are several options for P.O.T. and they are available for use by DE program courses. Click here to learn definitions and more about this. Another resource is on the Niner Central Website.
Submit the maximum number of students you want to allow to register for a course section in the Maximum Enrollment field.
Submit the Projected Enrollment for all DE courses. This number represents the number of students expected to enroll in the course and may be different from the maximum enrollment.
The DE program courses have unique text that is added to several courses in the Course Section Comments area. There is a specific format that is used.
Here are a couple of examples.
If you have notes in the Banner Course Section Comments area of your 100% Online courses, this office will add the following statements in front of your notes:
If you have notes in the Banner Course Section Comments area of your Hybrid courses, this office will add the following statements in front of your notes: