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Seating Chart

Online seating charts provide an easy way for students to choose seats or to receive assigned seats from the instructor. Seating charts are only available for our large lecture halls.

Enable Your Seating Chart

Rooms with Seating Charts
  • Gittis 1

  • Gittis 2

  • Gittis 213

  • Gittis 214

  • Golkin 100

  • Silverman 240A

  • Silverman 240B

  • Silverman 245

  • Silverman 280

  • Tanenbaum 145

By default, all online seating charts are disabled. To enable your chart:

  1. Click the Seating Chart link in the sidebar of your Canvas course.
  2. Click on the Enable Seating Chart radio button.Click image to enlargeClick image to enlarge
  3. Choose how you would like the seats to be assigned.
    • Assign Seats as the Instructor - Using the Seating Chart tool, you will be able to manually or alphabetically assign seats for your students. The faculty support staff can assist with manual entry.Click image to enlargeClick image to enlarge
  1. Enter the Start Date. Students will not be able to view the chart until the date you specify.
  2. Click Submit.
  3. After submitting, Click Launch Seating Chart to view your class seating chart.

Important: If you enable your seating chart with the option to allow students to select their seats online, we recommend that you send a message to your class mailing list to notify your students.

Block Seats on your Seating Chart

If your classroom seats more students than you have enrolled in the class, you can block out seats to prevent students from selecting them. You should block out seats before opening the chart for seat selection.

  1. After enabling your seating chart, click the Launch Seating Chart button at the top of the Seating Chart page.
  2. Click the Block Seats button at the top of the chart.
  3. Click on the seats you wish to block. Red boxes are blocked and white boxes are available.
  4. When finished, click Save Chart

Print Your Seating Chart

The Faculty Support Staff can provide large-format printouts of your seating chart. Please provide at least 24 hours advance notice to Silvana Burgese at 898-9497.