Create a Site

Only those with faculty or staff affiliation can set up CourseWork sites. To set up a CourseWork site, please do the following:

  • Go to
  • Click the Login button located on the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Locate and click Worksite Setup under your My Workspace tab.
  • Click New at the top of the page to begin the course setup process. A CourseWork site will be set up immediately upon completion of the steps. You don't have to wait for the CourseWork support team to approve your course site request.
  • If you do not see the Worksite Setup link or can't find the course offerings you are looking for, please submit a HelpSU ticket to the CourseWork team. There is a Contact Us (HelpSU) link at the bottom of every CourseWork page.

For further help, please refer to the step-by-step instructions below or view our video tutorial, How Do I Create a CourseWork Site?

The following instructions describe the process of site creation, assuming you are an instructor creating a site for your own course. When you finish stepping through the Worksite Setup wizard, your site will be created immediately and your class roster will be associated with your site. If you need to modify any information during the site creation process, use the Back button at the bottom of the screen to return to a previous screen (NOT the web browser's back button).

** If you are a course admin or TA creating a site for the instructor, the process is almost the same, except that you will be requesting a site instead of creating it. An email will be sent to the instructor of record and the CourseWork team. The class roster will not be associated with the site until the CourseWork team has verified course information.

  1. In My Workspace, click Worksite Setup in the left navigation bar.
  2. Click the New link at the top of the Worksite Setup page.
  3. Pick an academic term from the drop-down menu (e.g., Spring 2008).
  4. Click Continue.
  5. The system will display the courses with which you are associated as an instructor. Choose which courses/sections you want to have in your site by checking the boxes next to the desired selections. You can add multiple sections and/or multiple subject cross-listings to a site, but note that you can create ONLY ONE SITE AT A TIME.
  6. If you do not see your course listed, click "Add a course(s) and/or section(s) not listed above..." to request a course site or to request a section you are not associated with as an instructor. You will then be able to select the subject, course number, and section number from drop-down menus.
  7. ** If you are requesting a site on an instructor's behalf, enter the instructor's SUNet ID in the field labeled "Currently Displaying Courses/Sections for (SUNet ID)" and click Change.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Verify the Site Information. The course description and title will be pulled in from Axess data. Your name and email address will be added as the Site Contact. Modify information as necessary.
  10. Click Continue.
  11. Choose the tools you want to use in your site by checking the boxes next to the desired selections. If you are unsure about what tools to use, click "Which tools should I choose?" at the top of the page for more information.
  12. If you have content from a previous CourseWork site you want to use in your new site, click the radio button next to "Yes, from these sites" and select one or more sites in the list provided.

    NOTE: You need to be a member of the site from which you want to re-use content with the role of Instructor, Course Admin, or Head TA. If you do not find the site you want in the given list, you will need to contact the owner of that site to add you with the appropriate role.

  13. Click Continue.
  14. If you opted to re-use content, choose which content types you want to import into your new site and click Finish.
  15. Set the Site Access. A site is published by default. This means anyone on the site participant list will be able to access the site (e.g., students added from the official roster). If you deselect "Publish site", only the instructional staff will have access to the site. If you want anyone in the Stanford community to be able to join your site, select the "Site can be joined by anyone with a valid SUNet ID" option. The default self-join role is Student, but you can change the role to Guest, if you prefer. The Student and Guest roles have the same permissions. If you want to restrict site access to instructional staff only after the end of term, select the "Un-publish site after End of Term" option.
  16. Click Continue.
  17. Confirm your site setup selections. If any information needs to be changed, use the Back button at the bottom of the screen to return to previous screens (NOT the web browser's back button).
  18. Click Create Site.
  19. ** If you are not the instructor of record (e.g., course admin or TA), you will click Request Site instead.
  20. You will be taken back to the initial page of Worksite Setup. Your new site will now show up in your list of sites and as a tab in the site navigation bar (or under the My Active Sites tab on the right, if you already have quite a few sites).