Departments are typically divided along Subject lines such as the English Department, Mathematics Department etc. but can also be used by the institution for any other choice of divisions.
To view the existing list of Departments or to create a new one, select Settings in the main menu and on the default General Settings page that comes up, select Departments.
To add a new department, click on the 'Add New' button on the right. A dialog window as shown below will come up.
Enter the name for the department and also a short code and then click on Create to add this to the list of departments.