TLTC Deleting Unwanted Courses in ANGEL

Deleting Unwanted Courses in ANGEL

It's a good idea to remove courses when you're done with them (e.g., after you've copied it into the next term course to teach it again, or at the end of the semester if you didn't use it or won't need it again).

As a precautionary measure, you may want to archive your course first, then download and save the archive.

Why Deleting Courses is Important

It's good to delete unneeded courses for a number of reasons, but the most important are:

  1. To prevent you from entering and working in an old course (the course IDs can be confusing and the names are so similar!).
  2. To remove student data. From a legal standpoint, we shouldn't keep student data any longer than we absolutely need to, so it's important to remove old courses whenever possible.

How to Delete Courses

Follow these steps to delete your courses from ANGEL.

  1. Log in to ANGEL at with your BVU username and password.
  2. On your Courses list find the one you want to delete. Note: Courses by default are organized by the term code (see the "Term Codes" section below).
  3. Click the [Delete]link below the course title.
    • Note: If you see [Disabled] instead of [Delete], you will need to first make the course available. See our Changing Course Availability help guide for the steps. Once the course is available, you can go back to your Courses list and delete it.
  4. Click OK and then OK again.

That's it!

Note: If you team-taught the course you will not be able to delete it yourself. Please contact the TLTC to delete team-taught courses.

Term Codes

By default ANGEL courses are organized based on the four-character term code.

Examples: 123s or 124t


  • First Two Characters: the latter of the academic year, in this example the 2011-2012 academic year results in "12."
  • Third Character: the term or semester number. In the first example "3" would be Spring (1=Fall, 2=Interim, 3=Spring). In the second example "4" is the fourth term of the year.
  • Fourth Character: means it's a semester course (s) or term course (t).