Course data is divided into two files. The first file is the course description file that contains detailed information about each course. This is a Word file that does not change very often. The second is the convening schedule that lists the currently scheduled sessions for each course. The convening schedule is a CSV file that is updated often from Direct Access. This file can be opened in Excel. After you download the Convening Schedule you should save the file as an Excel (.xls) file.