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Disabling LMS Course or Section Creation
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2019 02:17PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

Some institutions that use an LMS allow (or require) their instructors to create the Echo360 courses and/or sections to which their LMS courses link. Some institutions consider Echo course/section creation an Administrator responsibility, allowing instructors to just select which course and section to link to.

However, some instructors may try to create these items in Echo360  if the interface allows them. If the Admin has already created the course/sections to be linked, the LMS link will point to the wrong Echo section, causing significant problems and confusion.

To avoid this possibility, the Administrator can disable the LMS section creation option, so that instructors do not see the option to create a new course and/or section via the LMS link into Echo360. They will only have the ability to select an existing course and section to link through their LMS course page.

To disable course creation by instructors through the LMS

  1. Log in as an administrator.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. From the Settings menu, select Configurations.
    The LMS Configurations page appears with the Global Settings tab active by default as shown in the below figure.
    LMS Configurations page with Global Settings shown and Section creation option identified for steps as described
  4. Scroll down (if necessary) and disable the Section creation (Content Linking) checkbox.
  5. Click SAVE to save your change.

The ability to create Echo360 courses and/or sections through the LMS is now disabled. Instructors will only see the page allowing them to select a course and section to link to.

IMPORTANT: The courses and sections must exist in Echo360  in order for them to appear in the selection lists for linking to an LMS course.
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