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Course Connect - For Faculty & Staff: Getting Started

Course Creation

Course Creation

All academic courses are automatically created in Course Connect each semester. If you have a request for a non-academic course for an office, department, or group, or if you cannot locate your academic course, please use the Instructional Technology Request Form. 



Enrollment is also automated in Course Connect. If a student has officially enrolled in a course through the Records Office, they will automatically be enrolled in the corresponding Course Connect class. Students are also automatically 'suspended' if they drop a course from their schedule. Suspended students will still be listed in the 'Participants' list after dropping a course, but there will be a notice by their name stating that they are suspended and they will no longer have access to the course and will not appear in activities or the gradebook.

If a student makes a schedule change through the Records Office, it may take up to 24 hours for the change to be reflected in Course Connect. 


Topics on this Page: 

How to Login; Navigation; Timeline; Adjusting your Dashboard View; Main Menu & Course Menu; Calendar

How to Login

To log into Course Connect, go to

Please note: Course Connect operates best with the Google Chrome web browser. Course Connect does not work with Microsoft Edge. 

Select the "Millsaps College Login" button and then enter your Millsaps login credentials.

Trouble logging in?

Course Connect uses the same login credentials that you use for Major Portal or your email. If you need to change your password, follow the procedure to change your Millsaps password, or click on the appropriate link on the Couse Connect login screen labeled "Click here for password reset."


When you log into Course Connect, the first thing you will see is the Dashboard and your Timeline, which contains a list of activities that require your attention. The Timeline will contain any activity that has a due date, and it will show activities from all of your courses in one central location. You can use the links to the right of each activity to submit assignments, attempt quizzes, post to forums, and more. 


You can also sort and search your Timeline. For instance, if you only want to view activities with a due date in the next week instead of all activities, you can use the first drop-down filter to select "Next 7 Days" and the Timeline will automatically adjust. You can also use the search bar to find activities by title or activity type. For example, if you need access to a forum titled Community Engagement, you could search for "Community Engagement" or "Forum."

Main Menu & Course Menu

On any Course Connect page, you have the ability to open the Main Menu using the arrow icon in the upper right corner of any page, right below your initials. The Main Menu contains: a link to this LibGuide; a link to the Course Connect - For Students LibGuide; the Universal Syllabi Statements; an image with a link to the Instructional Technology Request (ITR) Form; a link to the Writing Center website; a link to the Millsaps-Wilson Library page; and contact, support, and preferred browser information.

Within your course, you will also be able to expand the menu on the left side of the page. This menu allows you to quickly navigate between topics. If you have Edit Mode turned on, you can also use the left hand menu to easily drag and drop items from one topic to another.  



To navigate between the Dashboard and My Courses, you can use the menu located in the top left corner of any page in Course Connect.


Adjusting your Dashboard View

The My Courses page contains a summary of the courses you are enrolled in. To access any course from My Courses, simply click on the tile of the class located in the Course Overview. You can use the three drop-down menus at the top of the overview to choose exactly what you see on your Dashboard.

If you cannot locate your courses, try changing the first drop-down filter to the option "All (Including Removed from View)." You can also use the ellipses icon under the course title to 'star' or favorite your courses. This will give you the ability to use the first drop-down menu to view only your 'starred' courses. In addition to filters, you can search for courses by title using the search bar. 





Beneath your timeline on the Dashboard, you will see a calendar. The calendar contains any assignments with due dates that you have added to any of your courses, as well as any custom events you have added. The assignments and activities you add to your courses will also appear on your students' calendars.


To add a new event to the calendar, select New Event at the top right corner of the calendar. You will see the following pop-up window where you can adjust the details of your event. 

  • The event needs a title, date, and event type. To expand your options, select 'show more;' to hide additional options, select 'show less.'
  • Your event type will determine who sees the event - you (the user), or the participants in a course that you are teaching. If you choose 'course' from the drop-down menu, a search bar will appear where you can enter the name of your course. The event you create will appear on all calendars for all users enrolled in the course you have specified. 
  • You can add an optional description, location, and duration for your event. 
  • You can also choose to repeat the event weekly for any number of weeks you specify. 
  • Be sure to select Save at the bottom of the pop-up window when you are done. 


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