Understanding Class Associations in KSIS


In KSIS, employees are able to view and update a class set up. They can view class components, class associations, instructors, and class size. This article provides background on how classes and their component information can be viewed using various functions in KSIS.


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Menu Path

To navigate to Update Sections of a Class or Adjust Class Associations, use one of the following path(s):

  • NavBar  >  Menu  >  Curriculum Management  >  Schedule of Classes  >  Update Sections of a Class
  • NavBar  >  Menu  >  Curriculum Management  >  Schedule of Classes  > Adjust Class Associations

    Picture of the KSIS path to get to class association tools

Class Sections must each have a unique name in KSIS.  When naming a class section use the following guidelines:

Enrollment/Graded Sections use alphabetic indicators.

EX: A, B, C.....

Non-Enrollment (non-graded) components start with a number followed by a suffix. The most common suffixes are:

  • B=Lab
  • L-Lecture
  • Q=Quiz
  • R=Recitation
  • T=Studio

Single-digit number classes begin with a 0 (zero). All components of a class must have separate Class Numbers in KSIS.

Examples: 01B, 02B, 02R, 03Q, 04R, etc...

  • Manhattan Global Campus sections begin with Z.  (ZA, ZB, ZC, etc...)
  • Olathe campus sections begin with O.                    (OA, OB, OC, etc...)
  • Olathe Global Campus sections begin with P.         (PA, PB, PC, etc...)
  • Salina campus sections begin with S.                       (SA, SB, SC, etc...)
  • Salina Global Campus sections begin with T.           (TA, TB, TC, etc...)

Class Components can be various activities that are part of a class such as lab, lecture, quiz, recitation, etc...  Definitions for components are found at Rules for Assigning the Section Values.

When using multiple components for a class, use the following guidelines:

  • One must be selected as the Enrollment/Primary component. This is the graded component.
  • All other class components are set as Non-Enrollment components.
  • The Class Schedule is set up at the Course level. If you do otherwise, you will need to Adjust Class Associations.

Class Type indicates which component of the class receives the grade.

  • Enrollment in Class Type indicates the Primary/Graded component.
  • Non-Enroll indicates an additional class component that does NOT receive a grade.

Associated Class is an additional class identifier that is used to link class sections that constitute a single course offering. Associated Classes must be unique for each Enrollment (graded) component.

When naming Associated Class components, use the following guidelines:

  • Use numeric values starting with 1.  (1 is the default value)
  • Numeric starting values are unique per campus :
    • MAN (Manhattan Campus)  = 1
    • MCE (Manhattan Global)      = 91
    • OLT  (Olathe Campus)          = 71
    • OCE (Olathe Global)             = 771
    • SAL  (Salina Campus)            = 81
    • SCE  (Salina Global)              = 881
  • The value of 9999 allows enrollment with any other Non-enrollment sections
    • Used to allow a student to choose any section
    • Cannot be applied to the Enrollment (graded) section of a course

Auto Enrollment automatically enrolls a student in all components associated with the Enrollment (graded) component in which they enrolled.

  • Enter the section(s) in which students should be automatically enrolled
  • The sections must have a different component type from the parent (Enrollment) section
  • Enrollment sections can only Auto enroll Non-enrollment sections

Common Types of Class Associations


Each course has its' own components and unique relationships. These relationships are determined when the course is created.


Article ID: 171
Tue 5/31/22 5:10 PM
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