Placeholder Courses can be used as an alternative to class links, eliminating the need to assign class link codes to multiple sections. Instead, placeholder courses allow users to create multiple meeting times within a section, and link each meeting time to an existing course.
Placeholder Courses are converted after ALL students have been scheduled into courses, either by mass class assignment or by loading the Final Scheduling Run of student schedules. During the conversion of the placeholder course sections, each linked meeting time becomes a new section of the linked course, using the same section number that was assigned to the Placeholder Course section. As part of the conversion, students scheduled into the Placeholder Course sections will be assigned to the new sections of the linked courses and dropped from the placeholder course section.
Placeholder Courses MUST be converted PRIOR TO the start of school, to avoid data problems.