Creating a New Course

The following steps should be followed when creating a new course in your school's course catalog. Be sure to follow the steps to the specific type of course you need to create. The steps below include:


Creating a Secondary School Course (Numeric Grading)

  1. Login to Infinite Campus as you normally would

  2. Click Scheduling>Add Course - the "New Course" form will appear on the left




  3. Enter information about the course into the "New Course" form using the following as a guide:



    **Note: You need to only modify the fields specifically indicated below, as not all fields are applicable to NY State or secondary (high/middle school) courses.
    • Number: Enter a number/letter combination into this field to uniquely identify the course - what you enter here will appear on student schedules and transcripts, and can be used to search for the course, and when submitting course requests.

      Example: An art course might be given a number of ART-1000


    • Name: Enter a correctly spelled name for the course name (can be up to 30 characters in length) - what you type here is visible in many places including student schedules and transcripts.

      Example: You would spell out "Basket Weaving" for an Art course since it is not more than 30 characters being sure to avoid abbreviations when possible.


    • Active: This box should be checked, but if not check it.


    • State Code: (REQUIRED!!) Enter in the state code you wish to associate to this course - for more information on state codes, see this article: https://www.edutech.org/resources/student-systems/...


    • Department: choose a department that best describes the subject area this course will be generally taught in, or the general group of people the course will be taught by.

      Example: For an Art course, generally the "Department" would be set to "Art"


    • GPA Weight: when students who take and complete this course, enter a value which represents the weight their final grade for the course should have, when their overall GPA is calculated (e.g. printed on transcripts)

      **Hint: if this course should not be factored in to any students overall GPA, enter a ZERO (0) in this field.


    • Transcript: this box should always be checked for secondary courses, unless this course should never appear on any student's transcript (unchecked).


    • Required: check this box only if the course itself is a requirement in order for students to graduate


    • Homeroom: check this box only if this course should be considered a "homeroom" and only when all of the following behaviors are desired:
      • Scheduling and attendance reports can be printed in batches "by homeroom".


      • When scheduling courses for the next school year - courses can be sorted "by homeroom".


      • The teacher's name assigned to sections of this course, will print on student Report Card's and Schedules as the student's "teacher".


    • Allow Requests: check this box to allow students to request this course when using the Student Portal if enabled by your school.


    • Allow Teacher Requests: check this box to allow teachers to submit course requests for this course on behalf of students.


    • Attendance: check this box to allow teachers to take attendance for sections of this course, otherwise leave this box unchecked to prevent teachers from taking attendance for this course.


  4. Click the "Save" button


  5. Search for the course you just created like you would any other course, using the "Search" tab:



  6. Use the mouse to single click the course below in the search results to highlight it - on the right will appear the "Course Details" screen


  7. Click the courses "Grading Tasks" tab




  8. Add "Grading Tasks" to the course using the following as a guide:


  9. Click the courses "Composite Grading" tab




  10. Configure the "Composite Grading" for the course using the following as a guide:


  11. End Step


Creating an Elementary School Course (Standards Based Grading)

    1. Login to Infinite Campus as you normally would

    2. Click Scheduling>Add Course - the "New Course" form will appear on the left




    3. Enter information about the course into the "New Course" form using the following as a guide:



      • A) Number: Enter a number/letter combination into this field to uniquely identify the course - what you enter here will appear on student schedules and transcripts, and can be used to search for the course, and when submitting course requests.

        Example: An art course might be given a number of ART-1000



      • B) Name: Enter a correctly spelled name for the course name (can be up to 30 characters in length) - what you type here is visible in many places including student schedules and transcripts.

        Example: You would spell out "Basket Weaving" for an Art course since it is not more than 30 characters being sure to avoid abbreviations when possible.



      • C) Standards-based: check this box - not doing so will prevent teachers from being able to submit grades for the course later

      • D) State Code: (REQUIRED!!) Enter in the state code you wish to associate to this course - for more information on state codes, see this article: https://www.edutech.org/resources/student-systems/...

      • E) Department: choose a department that best describes the subject area this course will be generally taught in, or the general group of people the course will be taught by.

        Example: For an Art course, generally the "Department" would be set to "Art"

      • F) Homeroom: check this box only if this course should be considered a "homeroom" and only when all of the following behaviors are desired:
        • Scheduling and attendance reports can be printed in batches "by homeroom".

        • When scheduling courses for the next school year - courses can be sorted "by homeroom".

        • The teacher's name assigned to sections of this course, will print on student Report Card's and Schedules as the student's "teacher".


      • G) Attendance: check this box to allow teachers to take attendance for sections of this course, otherwise leave this box unchecked to prevent teachers from taking attendance for this course.


    4. Click the "Save" button


    5. Search for the course you just created like you would any other course, using the "Search" tab:



    6. Use the mouse to single click the course below in the search results to highlight it - on the right will appear the "Course Details" screen


    7. Click the courses "Standards" tab




    8. Add "Standards" to the course using the page as a guide: https://www.edutech.org/resources/student-systems/...



      **Hint: Failure to complete this step will prevent teachers for submitting grades for this course.