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On Sunday, November 14, a new version of the Self Service tools used to request and manage Brightspace shells was introduced!

Learn more about the changes on the What's New page.

Manage student sections

Overview

Overview

You can add (or remove) course sections assigned to you in RAMSS to your D2L course shell using Manage Student Sections, a feature of the self-serve Manage D2L Courses and Organizations tool, found in the my.ryerson.ca portal.

At this time, Distance Education (DES) course sections cannot be added using this tool. Please contact dehelp@ryerson.ca if you have questions about your DES course shell.

  1. Go to my.ryerson.ca and sign in using your my.ryerson username and password.
  2. Find the section called Self Service, and click on Courses and Organizations.
  3. Once in the Courses and Organizations section, click Request and Manage Course Shell. 
  4. Click on Manage Course Shells.
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5. Click on the course you wish to make changes to.

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6. Click on Add or remove course sections.

You will now see the course sections that have already been added to this Course Shell.

Please see below for additional instructions for adding or removing sections.

1. Click on + Add Student Section.

Manage D2L Courses and Organizations

2. In the popup, you will see any RAMSS course sections listed that are currently available to you.

Click on the checkboxes for the course section(s) that you wish to add to this course shell. 

Keep in mind that you may see course sections for other courses that you teach. Please take care not to add unintended sections to this course shell.

Keep in mind that if it is still some time before the start of term, or if you have had new sections recently assigned or created, they may not appear here yet, as there is a delay of up to a couple of business days before they load in this system.

 IMPORTANT: This tool can only be used to enroll students from the course sections for which you are the Instructor, according to RAMSS.

If you don't see any sections listed, it may be that you have not been assigned your sections in RAMSS yet. Please contact courses@ryerson.ca - we can add the sections on your behalf.

3. Click on Add Student Section to confirm the changes you wish to make.

Manage D2L Courses and Organizations

When the popup box closes, a green highlighted confirmation message will load. You will be able to see the section loaded in your course shell in Brightspace within 24 hours.

Manage D2L Courses and Organizations

Use the instructions above to find the tool and choose your course. You will notice that any course sections that are already added to your course shell appear in the list.

1. Locate the section in the list of course sections for the selected shell.

2. Next, click the Remove button, associated with the section.

In the popup, click Remove Course Section to confirm that you wish to remove this section (or these sections, if you selected more than one).

When the popup box closes, a green highlighted confirmation message will load. You will notice that the section is removed from your list right away, and this change will be reflected in your D2L shell and Google Group within 24 hours. If you change your mind, you can always add it back again.

If you're sharing a course shell with another instructor, your course sections appear under "Your RAMSS Sections", and the other instructor's sections, or any other sections that have been added appear under "Other sections...".

If you're sharing a course shell with another instructor, the process for adding and removing course sections from the course shell are the same as above. One instructor requests the shell, then adds the other instructor. Each instructor will add the course sections assigned to them in RAMSS.

Your view of the page will include all course sections that have been added to your shell. Sections may have been added when the course shell was originally requested, by you at a later date, by your co-instructor, or by one of Ryerson's D2L Brightspace administrators.

If you do not see course sections listed that you think should be appearing for you, they have probably not loaded yet in RAMSS. There is a small delay of up to 2 business days before those course sections will appear here. We ask that you please be patient. If it is taking too long for your sections to appear in RAMSS, please consider contacting your department administrator.

If you have any problems adding or removing sections from your course shell, please contact us at courses@ryerson.ca.

If you teach a Distance Education (DE) course, you are not able to add or remove course sections from your course shell. If you have questions about your course sections, such as students not appearing in the Classlist in your course shell, please contact dehelp@ryerson.ca.

If you do not see course sections listed that you think should be appearing for you, they have probably not loaded yet in RAMSS. Once a course section appears in RAMSS, there is a small delay of up to 2 business days before it will appear here. We ask that you please be patient. If it is taking too long for your sections to appear in RAMSS, please consider contacting your department administrator.

If you have any problems adding or removing sections from your course shell, or any questions about this functionality, please contact us at courses@ryerson.ca.

Are you teaching multiple sections of the same course and are deciding whether to combine them into a single shell or dividing them into separate shells?

We have some tips for managing multiple sections in a single shell, as well as some tips to help you decide which approach to take.