Electronic Course Scheduling
Electronic Course Scheduling (ECS) is the portion of PeopleSoft used to schedule course sections. On the Duluth campus, the only period of time departments are able to schedule and/or change data fields within a course section is during ECS Period 1. The next ECS Period 1 dates are:
- Summer 2013 -- October 22, 2012, - October 29, 2012
- Fall 2013 -- December 10, 2012 - January 18, 2013
- Spring 2014 -- December 10, 2012 - March 1, 2013
In preparation for Period 1, all active and cancelled sections for a current term will roll forward to the corresponding term in the next academic year. Because the courses roll forward, it is very important for the ECS user to check each of the PeopleSoft panels in every course section.
The PeopleSoft path to ECS is Curriculum Management>UM ECS. Under that menu, choose Maintain Schedule of Classes to verify or change course information that has rolled forward. Choose Schedule New Course if the course has not rolled forward but your department now wants to offer it. Choose Schedule Class Meetings if you are making changes to a combined section.