Create a New Single Section Course

You can create a new single section course with no scheduled assignments the first time you teach a new class in WebAssign. After you create the course, you can schedule assignments and add more sections if needed.

If you manage your K-12 course through NGLSync, see Create Course in NGLSync.

Alternatively, see Copy a Section to a New Course.

Note Do not use the same course across multiple academic terms. Create a new course at the start of each term. If needed, you can copy one of your previous courses.
  1. From the menu bar, click Classes > Create Class.
  2. When prompted, select Create a new course with no assignments and click Continue.
  3. Type a Course Number.
  4. Optional: Type a Course Title for the course.
    Best Practice Use Course Name and Course Number in your Course Title, for example, MATH 110.
  5. Optional: Type a Section.
  6. Select the primary Instructor.
  7. Select how to manage the course roster.

    The available rostering options are set for each school. For more information, see Rostering Options.

  8. Select the Term, Start Date, and End Date.

    You can type the dates or use the calendar tool.

    The grace period when students can access WebAssign without payment is shown based on your entered start date.

  9. Specify when the Class Meets.
    • Click the days on which the class meets, and type the start and end times.
    • If there are no scheduled class meetings, select No scheduled class meetings.
  10. Select the primary Textbook for the course.
    1. Select a discipline to see the available textbooks.
    2. Optional: To filter the list of textbooks, type part of the textbook author, title, publisher, or edition.
      Tip Combine multiple search terms with a comma. For example, stewart,calculus,7 finds the short list of textbooks that match all three terms.
    • You can only use a textbook's content in your assignments if you adopt that textbook for your course.
    • After you create a course, you cannot change its primary textbook.

    If you are not using a textbook, select No Textbook.

  11. Optional: If your textbook includes the Personal Study Plan® feature, select Enable Personal Study Plan to enable it for your course.

    If you are using a textbook bundle, selecting Enable Personal Study Plan enables it for all textbooks in the bundle that offer a Personal Study Plan. You can enable or disable the Personal Study Plan for an individual textbook after creating your course.

  12. Optional: If your textbook includes premade Course Pack assignments, select how you want to add your first assignments.
    • I will build my own assignments from scratch
    • I want to look at ready-to-use assignments as a starting point
  13. Select the check box certifying your use of the selected textbook in your class.
  14. Optional: Select free additional question sets or Personal Study Plans for your course.

    The availability of these resources varies by discipline.

    1. Click Free Additional Content.
    2. Select the resources you want to use.
    3. Click Apply.
  15. Click Create Course.

If you selected I want to look at ready-to-use assignments as a starting point, the available Course Pack assignments for your textbook are displayed. See Add Course Pack Assignments.

If your school should be billed for WebAssign access — common for high schools — set the student fee payment method for your new section to Bill Institution.