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D2L My Courses - Which Courses are/are not Created for Each Semester?

Learn which courses are made by default when new semester coursesa

Which courses are created?

The vast majority of course sections from PAWS are created in D2L -- more than 3,500 courses per Fall or Spring.

Most courses are created such that one section of a course corresponds to one D2L course. There are two exceptions:

  • multi-part courses (lab/lecture/discussion), and
  • combined or stacked courses.
    • Combined courses may be offered at the undergrad, grad and/or doctoral level. This is also referred to on-campus as "stacked".
    • They may also be offered between academic units. For example, the Department of Political Science offers a course that is also offered by the Public and Nonprofit Administration program.

If a course is combined in PAWS, it is combined in D2L. In-addition, the School of Education provides a list of combined courses.

How multi-part courses (lab + lecture + discussion) are created in D2L

A multi-part course is a course that is offered in 2-3 parts. A student might register for a 400 section course (the lecture), a 600 section course (the discussion) and/or an 800 section course (the lab). Each part might be led by different instructors, but from the prespective of the student it is all the same course, just in multiple parts. This format of course is used in many colleges/schools, and is led in different ways based on the curricular need.

To minimize the need for instructors to submit course requests, and to acomodate the broadest use of these courses, multi-part courses are created in multiple arrangements. Take for example, CHEM-102:

  • CHEM-102 is offered as sections 401 and 402, as sections 601 to 622, and sections 801 to 822.
  • One D2L course is created for each section. In this example, 46 individual courses are made.
  • Section 401 students are also enrolled in sections 601 to 611, and sections 801-811. One course is created combining these sections together.
  • Section 402 students are also enrolled in section 612 to 622, and sections 801 to 822. One course is created combining these sections together.
  • One D2L course is created for all sections combined.

Thus, for this example of CHEM-102, 49 individual D2L courses are created.

How combined courses are created in D2L

One course is created, where students from all sections are added to one course.

Which courses are not created ("excluded")?

When semester courses are created in D2L, some courses are excluded because they are generally not used and would clutter the My Courses list for most. Below is a comprehensive list of those exclusions by subject (also referred to as a curricular code administratively). In D2L, the term used is Department.

I need an excluded course

If you need an excluded course, submit a Course Request using the Instructor Tools widget in D2L or use the Course Request form. (We recommend using the Instructor Tools widget to reduce the amount of information to enter in the form.)

My school, department or program wants a course removed from the exclusion list (e.g. always make the course)

Submit a course request describing the course or courses that need to be removed from this list. We will make sure they get created for the appropriate subject in future semester course creations.

Exclusion List

This list was last updated May 4, 2017.
Semester Course Exclusions
D2L Department (Subject / Curricular Code) 000 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900
Administrative Leadership - AD LDSP     297   497     750, 790, 799 888 990, 999
Africology - AFRICOL   199 297   497   699 799   990
American Indian Studies - AIS   199 289, 296, 297   489, 496, 497   699      
Anthropology - ANTHRO   199 289, 297   489, 497   699 724, 797 888  
Arabic - ARABIC   197, 199 297 397 497 597 697, 699      
Architecture - ARCH       391, 392 497     791, 792    
Art and Design - ART     297   497   608      
Art Education - ART ED             699     990
Art History - ARTHIST     297   497   691, 699   888, 891 990, 991, 999
Astronomy - ASTRON   199                
Atmospheric Sciences - ATM SCI   199 289, 297   497   695, 699   888 990, 997, 998, 999
Biological Sciences - BIO SCI     289, 290   489, 496          
Biomedical Engineering - BME             699     990
Biomedical Sciences - BMS     297   482, 497 599   799   990, 999
Business Administration - BUS ADM     297, 298 389, 394, 396, 397, 398 400, 439, 449, 459, 469, 479, 490, 494, 497, 499 599   797, 799 819, 849, 888, 899 997, 999
Business Management - BUSMGMT               729    
Celtic Studies - CELTIC   199 289, 297   489, 497   699      
Conservation & Environmental Sciences - CES   199 289, 297   489, 497   699      
Chemistry and Biochemistry - CHEM     289, 297 399 489, 497 599 691, 692     990, 992, 993, 994, 996
Chinese - CHINESE   197 297 397 497 597 697      
Civil & Environmental Engineering - CIV ENG             699   888 990, 998, 999
Classics - CLASSIC     297   497   699      
Communication - COMMUN   199 297   497 588 699   888 990, 999
Comperative Literature - COMPLIT   199 297   497   699      
Computer Science - COMPSCI           599 699   888 990, 995, 998, 999
Computer Studies - COMPST No exclusions
Communication Sciences and Disorders - COMSDIS             699 790    
Counseling - COUNS     297   497     790, 799 888 990, 999
Criminal Justice - CRM JST         497 599       990, 999
Curriculum and Instruction - CURRINS     297   400, 497, 499     700, 799 800, 888, 890 990, 999
Digital Arts and Culture - DAC   199 289, 296, 297   489, 496, 497   699      
Dance - DANCE         497   699 799 888 990
English for Academic Purposes - EAP No exclusions
Engineer and Applied Science - EAS     297, 299   497          
Economics - ECON     297, 289   489, 497   699   888 990, 999
Education Policy and Community Studies - ED POL     297, 299   497, 499   688, 698 799 888 990, 999
Educational Psychology - ED PSY     297, 299   497     790, 799 888 986, 990, 999
Electrical Engineering - ELECENG             699   888 990
English - ENGLISH   199 297   449, 497   699 749, 799 888 990, 999
Ethnic Studies - ETHNIC   199 297   497   699      
Exceptional Education - EXCEDUC     297   497   699 780, 790, 799 880, 888, 890 990
Extra-Mural - EXMURAL 99 100           700, 799    
Film, Video, Animation & New Genres - FILM     250, 297, 299 399 450, 497     799    
Film Studies - FILMSTD     297   497   699      
Food and Beverage Studies - FOODBEV   199 289, 297   489, 497   699      
French - FRENCH   197, 199 289, 297 397 489, 497 595 697, 699 797, 799    
Freshwater Sciences - FRSHWTR             699   888 980, 985, 990, 999
Geosciences - GEO SCI   199 297   497   695, 699   888 990, 997, 998, 999
Geography - GEOG   199 289, 297   489   698, 699   888, 889, 890 990
German - GERMAN   197, 199 297 397 497 597 697, 699      
Global Studies Program - GLOBAL     297   489, 497 597 697, 699      
Greek - GREEK   199         699      
Health Care Administration - HCA     297   497
699   870, 890, 891 990
Hebrew Studies - HEBR ST   197, 199 297 397 497 597 697, 699      
History - HIST   199 297   489, 497   681, 699 701 888 985, 989, 990, 999
Hmong Studies - HMONG   199 289, 296   489, 496   699      
Honors College Program - HONORS     297   497   687      
Health Sciences - HS No exclusions
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - IND ENG             699   888 990, 998, 999
Industrial and Labor Relations - IND REL                 888 921, 999
Information Studies - INFOST     297 399 495, 497, 490       888, 898, 899 990, 998, 999
International Studies - INTLST     297   450, 497   699      
Italian - ITALIAN   197, 199 297 397 497 597 697, 699      
Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies - JAMS     289, 297 399 489   600   888 990, 991, 999
Japanese - JAPANESE   197 297 397 497 597 697, 699      
Jewish Studies - JEWISH   199 297   497   699,      
Kinesiology - KIN     298, 297, 299   489, 497     798, 799 880, 888, 890, 891, 895 990, 991, 999
Korean - KOREAN     297   497          
L&S Humanities - L&S HUM     289, 297   489, 497          
L&S Natural Science - L&S NS     296, 297   497          
L&S Social Sciences - L&S SS     297   497          
Latin American & Caribbean Studies - LACS   199 297   496, 497   699      
Latin American, Carribean and US Latin@ Studies - LACUSL     289   497          
Latin - LATIN   199         699      
Latino Studies - LATINO   199 289, 296, 297   489, 497   699      
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies - LGBT   199 289, 296, 297   489, 497   699      
Liberal Studies - LIBRLST               798, 799, 888    
Linguistics - LINGUIS   199 297   489, 497   699 798, 799 888 990, 999
M.A. in Language, Literature & Translation - MALLT               781, 790, 791, 792, 793, 794, 795, 796, 798, 799 888  
Mathematical Sciences - MATH     297   489, 497     792   990
Material Science & Engineering - MATLENG             699   888 990, 998, 999
Mechanical Engineering - MECHENG             699   888 990, 998, 999
Sustainable Peacebuilding - MSP               797, 798, 799    
Mathematical Statistics - MTHSTAT         489          
Music Education - MUS ED         477, 478     799   990
Music - MUSIC     297 497       799 888 990, 999
Nonprofit Administration - NONPROF                   999
Nursing - NURS   190 290 390 490     797 888, 897, 899 991, 995, 997,
Nutritional Sciences - NUTR No exclusions
Occupational Therapy - OCCTHPY     297   497 599   790 880, 890 990, 999
Peace Studies - PEACEST     297   489, 497   699      
Public Health - PH     297       699 790   990, 999
Philosophy - PHILOS   199 297   497   699   888 990, 999
Physics - PHYSICS   199 297 391 497   699     990, 999
Political Science - POL SCI     297   489, 497   699   888 990, 999
Polish - POLISH   197, 199 297 397 497 597 697, 699      
Portuguese - PORTUGS   197, 199 297 397 497 597 697, 699      
Physical Rehabilitation and Performance Psychology - PRPP No exclusions
Psychology - PSYCH   199 290, 292, 296, 297   497   690, 692, 697, 698 790, 799 888, 890 990, 995
Public Administration - PUB ADM                   999
Religious Studies - RELIGST     297   497          
Russian - RUSSIAN   197, 199 297 397 497 597 697, 699      
Scandinavian Studies - SCNDVST   199 297   497          
Social Work - SOC WRK     297   497 592, 599     888 970, 990, 999
Sociology - SOCIOL   199 297 399 497     790, 799 888 990, 999
Spanish - SPANISH
699 790, 799 888  
Sport & Recreation - SPT&REC         497   685, 698, 699      
Theraputic Recreation - THERREC     297 399            
Translation and Interpreting - TRNSLTN             699 730    
Urban Studies Program - URB STD     289, 297   489, 497   699   888 990, 991, 998,
Urban Planning - URBPLAN       399 491, 497     797 888 990, 991, 999
UW System Collaborative Nursing Program - UWS NGS No exclusions
Women's and Gender Studies - WGS     297   489, 497   699   888 990, 999



Keywords:d2l d2l@uwm desire2learn learn@uw learnuw luw brightspace semester course creation mapping semesterly term exception exemption   Doc ID:71771
Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Created:2017-03-15 16:35 CDTUpdated:2017-05-04 09:31 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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