How to Edit Default Course Descriptions

People who are listed as Course Schedulers in the COLA Web Editor have permission to edit the descriptions of all Liberal Arts courses, including default descriptions. Default descriptions are placeholders that will be used when the instructor of a course doesn't provide their own description.


Step One: Go to Your Dashboard

Log in to the COLA Web Editor. If you are a Course Scheduler, you will see a tab called Course Descriptions in your dashboard. Click on the eye button to open the editor.


Step Two: Search for Courses

Choose a semester, field of study, and/or course number.

Then click the Edit Default button next to a course. 


Step Three: Add Text to the Default Description

The default description will be applied to all versions of the class offered during a given semester. (Click the down arrow next to a course to see all the times offered that semester.)

If an instructor adds their own course description at any point, their description will override the default.

After you edit the description, click Save Changes.

Note: The course list page might not update immediately. Check back in a few minutes if you notice course descriptions aren't updating right away.