Want to know when a seat becomes available in a section of a course?
Course explorer is launching a “Notify Me” option in Course Explorer. This feature lets any authenticated user select “Favorites” and opt to receive an email if a seat becomes available in the section—when the status changes from Closed to Open. (FYI, the section status updates in Course Explorer from Self-Service every 10 minutes.)
To set up a notification follow these steps:
In order to do this go to https://courses.illinois.edu/ and log in. The log in link is on the top right hand side.
Then navigate to the course that you’re interested in https://courses.illinois.edu/schedule/2018/spring/SOCW/321 for example.
Then in the 3rd column, click on the star. This will add it to your favorites. When you do that a little window pops up that you can go to your favorites in my.courses.
Or you can click on “My Favorites” which is an orange box toward the right hand part of the screen.
The second column on this screen “Notify Me” has a checkbox you can click to be notified via e-mail if someone drops the course and space opens up.
The email notification will state the following:
This is an automated message from the Course Explorer system notifying you that a seat has become available for the following section:
This notification does not guarantee you the seat nor indicate that you are eligible to enroll in that section.
Visit Student Self-Service to register for classes once your Time Ticket is active.
Modify your notifications in the Course Explorer.