Creating myCourses Sites

Instructors can use the myCourses Site Setup Tool to create new myCourses sites each semester.

  • New myCourses sites need to be created every semester for each course section an instructor teaches.
  • The contents of a myCourses site can be copied forward from one semester to the next.
  • Instructors can combine multiple sections of the same course and courses that are cross-listed in COIN into “Master” myCourses sites where students from multiple sections work out of one site.
  • Students gain access to myCourses sites on the first day of a course and lose access 60 days after a course ends.
  • Are you new to using myCourses? Check out our self-paced Getting Started with myCourses workshop.
  • Add Teaching Assistants to your myCourses site by filling out the TA Request Form.

Creating a myCourses Site

Follow these instructions to create a myCourses site:

  1. Visit the myCourses Site Creation Tool.
  2. Select the term you would like to create sites for.
  3. Select “Create Sites.”
  4. Check the “Create Site” box to the right of each course you would like to create a site for.
  5. Click the “Save Changes” button.

myCourses sites will appear in myCourses approximately one hour after they are created via the tool.


Combining myCourses Sites

After you have created myCourses sites, you have the option to combine similar sections or courses that are cross-listed in COIN. Follow these instructions to combine multiple myCourses sites into one (master) site:

  1. Visit the myCourses Site Creation Tool.
  2. Select the term you would like to combine sites for.
  3. Select “Combine Sites.”
  4. Select one section you want to combine from the “Master Course Section” drop-down list and then choose another site you want to include in the combination from the “Combine with Section” drop-down list.
    • If you are combining more than two sites, continue to choose the same section you chose in this step from the “Master Course Section” drop-down list on each row and then choose the additional sections from the “Combine with Section” drop-down list on each new row.
  5. Click the “Save Changes” button.

The new combined “Master” site(s) will appear in myCourses approximately one hour after they are created via the tool.


Copying myCourses Sites

Follow these instructions to copy the contents of one course site into another course site.

  1. Click into the course site you would like to copy content FROM.
  2. Under the Course Management area of the course menu, click on “Packages and Utilities.”
  3. Click on “Course Copy” under the “Packages and Utilities” link.
  4. Click the “Browse” button next to “Destination Course ID.”
  5. Click on the name of the course you would like to copy content into, then click “Submit.”
  6. Click the “Select All” button under “Select Course Materials.”
  7. Under the “Discussion Board” check box, select “Include only the forums, with no starter posts.”
  8. Click “Submit“.