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CampS: Using the Planner (Students) PDF of this article

Last modified on 04/28/2017 2:21 pm CDT


This document offers information on what the planner is, its advantages and disadvantages, and how to use it.

Contents:

What is the Planner?

  • The Planner is a semester by semester listing of courses you plan to take before you graduate. It allows you, with the help of your adviser, to look ahead and plan out your course of study.
  • The Planner can also make registration easier. Once your Shopping Cart has been activated for a semester, you can import your Planner courses into your Shopping Cart (choosing the specific section you want to take).

What are the advantages of using the Planner rather than writing courses on a piece of paper?

The primary advantage is that the MyBlugold CampS Planner stays in your Student Center and can be reviewed each semester by you and your adviser. Other advantages include:
  • It indicates whether a course has a prerequisite, although it does not let you know whether you have met the prerequisite -- for that you have to wait until you put it in the shopping cart and click Validate.
  • You can move courses from semester to semester easily.
  • It is a way of keeping track of the courses you planned to take, so your adviser can look to see if you were successful in getting those courses.

What are the disadvantages/warnings?

  • There is no guarantee that the courses will be offered the semester you want them. While the Catalog will indicate when the courses are typically offered, circumstances could change that.
  • There is also no guarantee that you will get into the class when you plan to take it.
  • You should always plan your future courses in consultation with an adviser and remember that the University catalog is the official record of requirements for your degree.  Use your degree audit as a tool to see what requirements you have fulfilled and what you have left to fulfill.  Final confirmation of degree requirements is subject to department, college, and University approval.

Instructions for Using the Planner

Adding Courses to the Planner

  1. Log in to MyBlugold CampS.
  2. Click Main Menu.
  3. Click Self Service.
  4. Click Student Center.
  5. Select Plan from under the Academics section.
    The My Planner screen appears.
    My planner
     
  6. Click on Browse Course Catalog.
  7. Use the linked letters to navigate to the course type you are looking for (e.g., click E for ECON - Economics).
  8. Find the course you want and check the box in the Select column to the left.
    HINT: You can check multiple boxes at one time.
    Select courses
     
  9. Click Add to Planner.
    Repeat as necessary.
     
  10. (Optional) Click on the linked title to view a description along with prerequisites.
    NOTE: You can either click Add to Planner to add the selected class to your Planner,
    OR
    Click Return to Browse Course Catalog to view other courses.

    Class descriptions
     
  11. When finished, select the My Planner link under the Plan tab.
    HINTS: If you know you want to fulfill a particular requirement in a certain semester (e.g., social science course), but don't know which course, pick a place holder (e.g., PSYC 100) and change it later.
    If you plan to study abroad one semester, you can choose the abbreviation for that program.
    If you plan to do an internship, you can choose a course number for the departmental internship.

Organizing Courses in the Planner

After you have added the courses you need to your Planner, you can organize the courses by the semester you would like to take them.
NOTE: My Planner is meant to be used as a resource for planning your academic schedule; courses can be added regardless of prerequisites, and spots are not guaranteed to students who have placed the course in their planner.

To move courses to a future academic semester,

  1. Select the course(s) by checking them in the Select column to the left of the course.
    Select courses
     
  2. Next to Move Selected Courses to Term, click the pull-down menu.
  3. Select the academic semester you would like to place the courses in.
  4. Click Move.
    The courses will be moved from the Unassigned Courses portion of My Planner to the selected academic semester.
    Move courses
     
NOTE: You can move classes multiple times from different academic semesters as needed.

Importing Courses from the Planner into the Shopping Cart

After you have selected and organized your courses in the Planner, you can import them into your Shopping Cart.

NOTE: You can only import your courses into your Shopping Cart after your Shopping Cart Appointment date.

  1. Log in to MyBlugold CampS.
  2. Click Main Menu.
  3. Click Self Service.
  4. Click Student Center.
  5. Select Plan under the Academic Section.
    The My Planner screen appears.
     
  6. Click the Shopping Cart tab.
    NOTE: You now have have the option to find classes from either Class Search or My Planner.
     
  7. Under the Find Classes heading, select the My Planner radio button.
    My planner radio button
     
  8. Click Search.
  9. Click the linked title or click Select next to the course you wish to add to your Shopping Cart.
  10. The Course Detail page appears. Verify the class information, including meeting times and enrollment requirements, and check to make sure the status of the class has a green circle which indicates that the class is open.
    Click Select next to the section you wish to add to your Shopping Cart.
    Select
     
  11. The Select Classes to Add page appears. Click Next.
    The class appears in your Shopping Cart.
    Shopping cart
     
  12. Repeat steps 4-9 until you have imported all your desired courses from the Planner into your Shopping Cart.

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