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Course Section Availability Report (CSAR)

2016

Course Section Availability Report (CSAR)

 

CSAR is the section availability report which is produced to see open sections and/or include closed sections. Use the Section Availability Report (CSAR) screen to generate a report indicating whether course sections are available. 

The report indicates the following:

  • instructors
  • scheduled meeting places and times
  • room capacity
  • section minimum enrollment and capacity
  • figures for the used seats
  • waitlist count
  • available seats in each section

 

How To Run a CSAR (basic)

1.  Log into Colleague (not possible through wireless connections)  
2.  In the upper left, type “CSAR”
3.  Choose to run the report organized by faculty or location (default = location)

4.  Disregard all other entries at the top of the form.  
5.  

Enter the desired Term (semester) or Terms.  You can enter more than one, however it is recommended to run a single CSAR for each Term.

  • Terms are entered as year/term, e.g. 2016/SP. 
    • SP = Spring
    • FA = Fall
    • SR = Summer
    • WI = Winter
 
6.  

OPTIONAL INPUTS.  Leave these blank unless you wish to further filter your results.  Typically used options are in bold. 

  • Subjects
  • Courses
  • Course Sections
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Schools
  • Locations
  • Faculty Members
 
Note: There is generally no difference between subject and department; use subject
7. Leave “Additional Selection Criteria” set to “No”.  
8. Click “Save” or press F9, then “Update” to proceed to the next screen.  
9.

Enter the Output Device you desire.  “e” will launch a sub-screen that allows you to email the results to yourself.  “h” will allow you to view and save the report as a .txt file.

 
10. Disregard all other fields on this screen, and click “Save” or press F9, then click “Update”  
11.

Disregard all fields in the next screen and repeat step 10.

 
12.

A new screen will pop up, indicating the status of the report, followed by a display of the report itself.

 
13.

To save the report, click “save as” and follow the on screen directions.  Alternatively, you can export as a PDF and follow those on screen directions.

 
14.

Be sure to save the file with the extension “.txt” to ensure easy opening of the file afterwards.

 
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