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How to Enrol/Drop/Swap a Block of Students

When you have a group of students that you want to enrol, drop or swap in one or more classes, you can set up a Student Block containing these students and then you can process one enrolment request for the whole block.

For example, if you need to drop 90 students from a class, you can create a Student Block containing the 90 students, drop the block of students from the class with one enrolment request. Then use the Student Block again to enrol them in another class. 

You can enrol a group of students in a class from Records and Enrolment on the Main Menu.
Records and Enrolment option under Main Menu


  1. On the menu bar, click Main Menu and then click the following:
    • Records and Enrolment
    • Enrol Students
    • Block Enrolment

There are three block enrolment functions available:

  • Block Enrol Merge – to enrol drop or swap one or more students in one or more classes
  • Create Class Block – to create a block of classes that you are going to enrol, drop or swap one or more students
  • Create Student Block – to create a block of students that you are going to enrol in one or more classes
Create a Student Block
  1. Click the Create Student Block.
  2. Click the the Add a New Value tab.

Add a New Value tab on Create Class Block page
The first thing you must do is give your Student Block an identifier that you can use to call it up at a later time. You can use up to five letters, five numbers or any combination of both for this identifier.

  1. Enter an identifier for the Student Enrolment Block.
  2. Click Add button

Block Enrolment Students page with box to enter Description
You must now enter a Description of your Student Block to help you further identify the block if you call it up at a later time.

  1. Enter a description in the Description box.
    Block Enrolment Students page with boxes to enter student's ID, Academic Career, and Plus button to add new student entry
  2. Enter a student's ID.
  3. Enter a student's Academic Career.
  4. Click Add to add a new row for student-entry.
    Block Enrolment Students page with all data entered
  5. Continue adding student this way until the list is complete.


If you have a long list of students to enter, you might want to use this keying tip:

  • Enter student ID, press tab twice
  • Enter Academic Career, press tab twice
  • Press Enter
     

Block Enrolment Students page with data for multiple students entered

  1. Click Save button


You can go back and edit this Student Block at any time.

Admin Note:

If you want to perform an enrol, drop or swap for this Student Block into multiple classes, you can create a Class Block. See the How to Create a Class Block job aid for details.

Enrol, Drop or Swap a Student Block

Add Merge Process link on Block Enrolment Students page

  1. Click the Add Merge Process link.
    Block Enrol Merge tab with Student Block identifier box
  2. Enter the Student Block identifier.


If you don’t remember the Student Block identifier, click Search icon beside the Student Block box and select it from a list on Student Blocks.
Detail/Create link under Block Enrol Merge tab

  1. Click the Detail/Create link below Class Block.
    Create Customized Class Block page with options to enter Term, Action, and Class Number
  2. Enter the Term.
  3. Select an Action Reason from the drop-down box.
  4. Click Search icon to search for the Class Nbr.
    Enter Search Criteria window with box to enter Course Subject
  5. Enter the 3 or 4-letter code for the Course Subject from the academic calendar.
    For example:
    • ENG – for Undergrad English courses
    • CENG – for Continuing Education English courses
  6. Enter the Course Number.
  7. Click SEARCH.
    Search Results window with button to select class
  8. Click select class beside the class you wish to choose.

Overrides section with checkbox options on Create Customized Class Block page
You may need to override some of the requirements to get this enrolment request to complete successfully with no errors. Your security level will determine which overrides you can select.

  1. Select the Overrides that you want to apply.


You can add another class by clicking Add in the top right-hand corner. This will add a new row where you can add a class.

To view all the classes and their overrides, click View All.

  1. Click OK button
    Merge button under Block Enrol Merge tab
  2. Click Merge button
    Submit button under Block Enrol Merge tab
  3. Click Submit button

Request Status under Block Enrol Merge tab showing an error
Your enrolment request has now processed. The status of the request shows in the Request Status box.

If you get errors, you can retrieve the errors and look at the student to see the individual enrolment request and select overrides to deal with the errors.

Address Errors

Filtering Criteria section with Detail Status menu and Retrieve button under Block Enrol Merge tab

  1. From the Detail Status box, select a message type you want work with.
  2. Click Retrieve button

Detail link next to student under Block Enrol Detail tab
This shows all the students with errors and the possible details of errors encountered. You can then work your way through the list, selecting the overrides to apply to each individual student in order to achieve a successful enrolment request.

  1. Click the DETAIL link beside the student you want to work with.

Block Enrol Detail 1 tab
You can now select overrides needed to get rid of the error. Then click the Block Enrol Merge tab and try the enrolment request again.

To change the overrides for another student click the Block Enrl Detail1 tab.

Admin Note:

If you continue to have problems enrolling a Student Block, contact the Business Process Unit at extension 2292 or send an email to adminsupport@ryerson.ca.