Degree Plan Block

Degree plan blocks give students an idea of how to set up their class schedules each semester in order to graduate on time. Follow each set of directions to add and edit your site's degree plan block(s).

Create new degree plan block

  1. Click the Open Row on the web page you want to add a degree plan to.
  2. Select the red dot for Edit column contents.
  3. Select Create and Connect Page.
  4. From the Specialized Content class under Content Class Groups, Choose one of the following:
    1. Degree Plan - MSU with courses, or
    2. Degree Plan - Transfer with courses

A new degree plan block will be created with semester items, each containing six courses (40-70 items in all). Update semester and course items as indicated below.

Edit degree plan information

  1. Select Open Degree Plan Block to edit:
    1. Introductory content
    2. Closing content
    3. Transfer semester item(s) (if a transfer degree plan)
    4. MSU semester item(s)

Edit transfer semester information

  1. Select Open Transfer Semester Block.
  2. Edit the following items:
    1. Semester heading (e.g., First and second years)
    2. School abbreviation for column one heading; full heading is Abbrev course; provide only the Abbrev (e.g., OTC)
    3. Add/order/remove course items (see Add and edit course items below)

Edit MSU semester information

  1. Select Open MSU Semester Items.
  2. Edit the following items:
    1. Semester heading (e.g., First year - Fall)
    2. Total hours this semester
    3. Add/order/remove course items (see Add and edit course items below)

Add semester items

  1. To add a semester block to the degree plan select Open Degree Plan Block.
  2. Select the desired Edit list of transfer (or MSU) semester items.
  3. Select Create and Connect Page.
  4. Select Degree Plan Semester - (Transfer or MSU), with Courses.
  5. Enter a Headline for the semester.
    Be sure to include something that will allow you to identify this semester when ordering semester items.

Add and edit course items

  1. To add a course to a degree plan semester select Open Transfer (or MSU) Semester Block.
  2. Select Edit list of course items.
  3. Select Create and Connect Page.
  4. Enter a Headline for the course.
    Be sure to include the course in the headline so it is easy to find later (Ex. PLS101 - Degree Plan Course 123456).
  5. Open the Course item.
  6. Select Edit course properties.
    The Select Course window appears.
  7. Select the course code and course number and click Submit.
    If the course you are adding is not under the courses, select No, enter in the course text and course hours and select Submit.

Remove a course

  1. To remove a course, select Edit list of course items under the semester in which you would like to remove the course.
  2. Select Remove Items from List.
  3. Select the checkbox beside the course you would like to remove and click Ok.