At schools that allow entry of Primary and/or Alternate Course Requests using the Student or Parent Portal, the Course Requests Entry page can be accessed from the Classes dropdown.
In preview mode for the new version of the Portal, the navigation is on the left:
A Parent/Student Portal Course Request Entry page is displayed below. This page will allow entry of Primary and Alternate Course Requests. On the right, the courses within the Course Request (CRQ) table (by grade level) can be displayed using the filter. The CRQ table must be populated and set up for parents and students to view the courses here; see the Update Course Request Options documentation for more information. The student's existing course requests, if any, will display on the left side in the Course Requests area of the page, ordered by Subject Area.
Click the Question Mark icon next to each course to display Course information. Click the X to close the popup.
To remove a course request, click the delete icon next to each course.
A confirmation pop-up will ask if you are sure you want to delete the record. If so, click the Yes button in the pop-up.
Note: the delete option next to a course request will be displayed only if the course is not locked or scheduled as a section.
The Filter Courses area can be used to filter for a specific course Name or a specific Subject Area. Enter the name, partial name or course number into the Name or Nbr field or select a Subject Area from the dropdown. Press the Enter key or click the Search button to search. In the example below, the filter for English in the Subject Area produced the following available results:
To request a course, locate the course from the Filter Courses menu and click the Course hyperlink. If more information is about the course is needed, click the question mark button to the left of the Course hyperlink.
A pop-up will display allowing you to select whether this course will be added as a Primary or Alternate Course Request. For this example we are adding a Primary Course Request. Click on the Request Primary button to add your Primary Course Request.
Once a course has been requested, it will display on the left side of the Primary Course Request Section of the Course Requests Entry page.
Alternate Course Requests
If the option Allow Parents/Students to edit Alternate Course Reqs was selected on the Portal Options Scheduling tab, Parents or Students can add Alternate Course Requests. The page will display an Alternate Requests column in the Primary Course Request section where alternate courses are managed, and a separate Alternate Course Requests section.
To add an Alternate Course Request select the course hyperlink.
A pop-up will display allowing you to select whether this course will be added as a Primary or Alternate Course Request. For this example we are adding an Alternate Course Request. Click on the Request Alternate button to add your Alternate Course Request.
In this example the English 10 CP (0302) course has been added an an Alternate Course Request. Additionally, the school in this example allows up to a maximum of three Alternate Course Requests. An additional English course SH Eng Lit I (0325) has been added as well.
Setting Alternate Course Request Priority
Alternate Course Requests Alternate Course Request Move Move Alternate Course Request
In this example the English 10 CP course was placed in the first position and thus will be given priority over the SH Eng Lit course when scheduling alternates.
Linking Alternate Course Requests to Primary Course Requests.
Once the priority of Alternate Course Requests is set the student can link the Alternate Course Requests to the selected Primary Course Requests using the Manage button in the Primary Course Request section. The Manage button is used to link one or more alternate course requests to a primary course request. The number of alternate course requests assigned to a primary course will also be displayed. There is no limit to the amount of alternate courses that can be linked to primary courses.
Select the Manage button to link alternate course requests to primary course requests.
Manage Manage Alternate Request Association Save
In the example below the parent/student has linked two alternate courses to the English 10 (0311) course.