Add and Edit Disciplines
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Disciplines and subdisciplines are groupings of courses based on the subject area or department that offers them. Courses can belong to more than one discipline.

noteNote: Only those with administrator access can create or make these changes. To learn more about educator access and permissions, read the article on Educator Permissions.
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Create and Add a New Discipline

To create and add a new discipline:

  1. From your Educator Account, click Features and select Courses & Diplomas.
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  2. Click Disciplines.
  3. Click Add New Discipline.
  4. Enter the basic information for the discipline and click Save.
    • If you’re adding a subdiscipline, be sure to select the parent discipline that it’s a part of.
  5. Click the Courses tab, and select Add Courses to search and select available courses to add.
    tipTip: If you're not sure of the name of the courses you'd like to add, you can select the associated subject and browse through related courses.
How to add a new discipline

Add a Course to a Discipline

Disciplines can have multiple courses associated with them.

To add a course to a discipline:

  1. From your Educator Account, click Features and select Courses & Diplomas.
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  2. Click Disciplines.
  3. In the Discipline/Subdiscipline column, click the discipline to which you want to add courses.
  4. Click the Courses tab to open the list of courses already linked to the discipline.
  5. At the top right of the list, click Add Courses to open a modal window where you can search and select available courses to add.
tipTip: If you're not sure of the name of the courses you'd like to add, you can select the associated subject and browse through related courses.
Add a course to a discipline

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Remove a Course from a Discipline

If there is a discipline with courses that should no longer be linked to it, you can remove associated courses.

To remove a course from a discipline:

  1. From your Educator Account, click Features and select Courses & Diplomas.
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  2. Click Disciplines.
  3. In the Discipline/Subdiscipline column, click the discipline from which you want to remove courses.
  4. Click the Courses tab.
  5. Located to the right in the row of the course you'd like to unlink, click Remove.
  6. Click OK to confirm.
How to remove a course from a discipline

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Delete a Discipline

If a discipline is no longer being offered, it can be deleted. All associated courses must be removed first.

To delete a discipline:

  1. From your Educator Account, click Features and select Courses & Diplomas.
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  2. Click Disciplines.
  3. Locate the discipline you want to delete and click the trashcan icon.
    • If you don't see the trashcan icon, it means there are courses associated with that discipline and it cannot be deleted. Read Remove a Course from a Discipline above for more information.
How to delete a discipline

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