EdgeEX - Sections overview


This article is for use by EdgeEX Beta users.

A section is an instance of a course associated with a teacher, a term type, and a timeframe. Some sections might also represent a period for teachers who have more than one section of the same course.

Creating sections

Administrators create sections and assign them to teachers using these steps.


Sections can only be created from the School Catalog.


Consider the following:

  • Assigning sections to teachers based on groupings of students, such as periods of the day.
  • Determining who teachers would need to see on the Educator Launchpad when they are monitoring alerts about their students.

Enrolling students in sections

Students are enrolled in sections the same way they are enrolled in heritage Imagine Edgenuity courses using these steps.


After teachers are assigned a section and students are enrolled in the section, alerts will display on the teacher's Educator Launchpad for the students enrolled in their section. We recommend only enrolling students in sections that teachers want to receive alerts about.

Navigating to sections

To navigate to existing sections of a course, complete the following: 

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Teacher Locate sections on the Manage Courses page. The EdgeEX logo EdgeEXLogo.png is a quick way to identify EdgeEX courses.
Administrator Locate the course in your School Catalog. A list of all sections displays.

Sections vs. Classes and User Groups

EdgeEX courses have sections. EdgeEX courses do not use the Class or User Group functions that can be used in heritage Imagine Edgenuity courses.

Benefits of sections

Sections are similar to Classes or User Groups in heritage Imagine Edgenuity courses because they are a way to organize students into groupings. However, because courses and sections have a parent-child relationship, there are many additional benefits to sections, including:

  • When an administrator makes changes to a course, the change can be pushed to one or more sections.
  • Students can be transferred from one section to another.
  • Administrators can view all sections of a course in one place.

Organizing students in sections

Students are enrolled directly to sections. For this reason, sections are a way to organize students without needing to create Classes or User Groups.

  • If you don’t already use Classes or User Groups, there is no benefit to start using them with EdgeEX.  
  • If you already use Classes and User Groups, you can filter to the Class or User Group to enroll all members in an EdgeEX course section. Then within the EdgeEX course, you can use the section to view those groups of students.