Set up your periods or blocks
You can manage all of your periods/blocks for your subject within one course in Engage - no need to maintain multiple courses.
You don't even enroll your students - they join your class with a code.
You create groups names (Block 1, Block 2, etc.) and the students enroll themselves with a code:
Click on the "Course Management" menu at the top of your course:
This opens your main course management panel.
Click on "Groups":
On the Groups page, click the "Create Group" button:
Give the group a name
Skip everything else! (everything else - even the enrollment key. A course code will be generated for you automatically)
Scroll to the bottom and click the "Save Changes" button
Repeat this for each period or block if this subject.
Student Enrollment Codes are created automatically and always available
Anytime after creating your groups, you can click the "Enrollment Keys" (key icon) at the top of your course page to see a list of your codes:
Give each code to the appropriate class
Students enter the code on the home page to enroll in your course (and be auto-sorted into the correct block/period).
You can easily move students between groups, if schedules change.