Enrollment Methods for Special Programs at UCF

How is Special Program Enrollment Different from Academic Courses?

There are five methods available for enrolling participants into a special programs course. These enrollment methods only apply to faculty who are facilitating a non-academic (special programs) course. These enrollment methods are not applicable with academic courses.

Manual Enrollment

You can enroll participants into the course using their NID or Email address. You can do this directly within your course shell. Using this enrollment method, participants will receive an email invitation to join the course. They will also need to accept the invitation to gain access to the course. See Special Programs: Manually Enrolling Participants to learn how to manually enroll participants into your course.

PeopleSoft Program Identifier (Script Enrollment)

Using this enrollment method, participants will automatically be enrolled into the course based on a specified degree program, certificate program, and/or course. This enrollment method is automatic and does not use course invitations; participants will be given instant access to the course.

Note: This enrollment method will not remove students from the course. Once the enrollment script is applied to your course, students who change majors and/or graduate (but still maintain their student status) will continue to have access to the course.

Automatic Enrollment via URL

This enrollment method allows participants to enroll into your special programs course by navigating to specified URL. Participants can then accept access into the course.

Special Programs Enrollment Tool

The Special Program Enrollment Tool allows faculty to directly enroll participants into their course. When using this method, participants will be given instant access and will not receive an email invitation to join the course.

This tool also allows you to conclude individual participant enrollments in the course. Once you conclude a participant’s enrollment, the course will go into a read only state for the participant. They will be able to read all the course content, however they will not be able to participate in any discussion, assignments, quizzes, or conferences.

This tool also allows you to remove students from the course, however it is recommended that you conclude their enrollment instead.

Check out our Special Programs Enrollment Tool page to learn how to enroll participants using this tool.

Enrollment Through the myUCF Portal

This enrollment method allow you to add the course in the myUCF Portal. Participants can then request access to the course by logging into the myUCF portal. Please note, this method of enrollment is only available to faculty and staff. Students can not enroll into a special programs course linked within the myUCF Portal.

Enrollment Methods at a Glance

 Manual EnrollmentScript EnrollmentEnrollment via URLSpecial Programs Enrollment ToolEnrollment Through the myUCF Portal
Invitations to join the course are sent to participants
Yes
Open Enrollment
Yes
Yes
Students can decline access to course
Yes
Yes
Students have instant access to the course
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Students can be removed from the course
Yes
Instructor can conclude individual student enrollments
Yes
Instructor enrolls students
Yes
Yes
Rolling Enrollment (course spans multiple semesters)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Course is automatically created each semester
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes