Enabling (Requesting) Your Course in eClass

Article Last Updated June 2020

Every term, each instructor needs to request an eClass course for any credit course they wish to host on eClass. 

Please note: in June 2020, the course creation system will be receiving a visual, usability, and workflow upgrade. This renewal is long overdue and has required a complete rebuild of this system. Users accessing the system will be redirected to the new site and will see a new graphical interface that will provide them the same basic options to request courses.

eClass has an automatic course request process which will link your eClass course to the appropriate class enrollment list(s) from Bear Tracks. The request is submitted online and allows you to combine multiple sections, copy previous content forward, control the enrollments of TAs and additional instructors and specify the student access dates to your content.

If you are the instructor of a regular credit course, you need to request that course be created on eClass at the start of every term.

To get started with your course request, please visit:


Navigate to the U of A home page (, click the eClass link near the top right, then click on the Request your course in eClass underneath the heading Instructors in the left hand column.

If you have any questions about this process, especially if you are unsure if you need a combined section or are not 100% certain if you are requesting your specific credit course, please call IST eClass Support at 780-492-9372 and we will assist you. Incorrect course requests are much easier to address in advance.

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