The Sectioning tool is available through the Fifth Monday, which is the final date for FAS add/drop (with fee). No section changes may be made after that date.
What does the my.harvard Sectioning Tool do?
The my.harvard Sectioning Tool is most often used by instructional support staff to create and enroll students in discussion sections or labs, but the tool may also be used to move students among discussions/labs. It can also collect student ranked preferences for the discussion/lab they would like to enroll in, and results are downloadable in Excel. Additionally, the tool can be used to email select students or message the entire roster. Finalized discussions/labs (and their enrollees) map to Canvas sections. If you do not see discussions/labs you've created mapped from the Sectioning Tool to the course Canvas site, please contact email@example.com.
Building sections in the my.harvard Sectioning Tool
See the collapsible sections below to view step-by-step instructions. This Sectioning Manual and Sectioning Workflows provide in-depth instructions on how to use the sectioning tool. Please make sure that your pop-up blocker is turned off to view the materials on this page.
Timing your sections
At FAS, the instructional day is organized around designated class start times and fixed pass times. All classes (including sections and labs) must start at a designated start time. Classes will run up to 75 minutes or 2 hours and 45 minutes, with 15 minutes reserved for pass time between classes. For details on compliant meeting days and times, please consult the Revised FAS Schedule. Requests for section space is predicated on compliant meeting times.
- For help with sectioning questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For help with sections populating into Canvas: email@example.com
- For help with requesting FAS space for sections: visit the classrooms page