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Course Building / Schedule of Classes

The Office of Course Building and Academic Space Management (CBASM) at Binghamton University assists departments in creating the course offerings/schedule of classes for each term. CBASM oversees the process for fall and spring semesters, while the Center for Learning & Teaching oversees the process for winter and summer.

The course offerings are governed by the academic rules of the dean’s office for each school and college.

The schedule of classes is initially developed by each department using Banner software. CBASM provides training, administrative and technical support for the course building process.

Course Building Process

At the start of course building, CBASM will provide deans, department chairs and program directors with Banner deadlines and course building dates. Several open periods of access to Banner will be granted. During the open periods, departments will review their offerings for accuracy, build new course offerings and inactivate courses that will not be offered. In addition, course offerings will be updated for correct day, time, instructor, enrollment details, restrictions, course fees and course descriptions.

After each open period, CBASM will provide a series of edit reports that the departments should correct during the next open course building period. Once the schedule of classes has been finalized, it is published to the websites listed below. Before the schedule is published to the Web, departments can view details of their course offerings using Hyperion. A series of canned reports are available for departments to run to view various aspects of their courses.

Schedule of Classes

The finalized Web version of the schedule of classes is available on the BU BRAIN (requires PODS ID and password) or the dynamic schedule.

Contact Information

Course building training: please contact Director of Course Building and Academic Space Management, Michelle Ponczek, at

Course building requests and assistance: please contact Course Building Coordinator, Beth Nowak, at

Course building for winter or summer sessions: please contact the Center for Learning & Teaching at or

Last Updated: 7/27/17