How do I cross-list a section in a course as an admin?
Cross-listing allows you to move section enrollments from individual courses and combine them into one course. This feature is helpful for instructors who teach several sections of the same course and only want to manage course data in one location. Instructors can allow students to view users in other sections or limit them to only view users in the same section. Section names do not change when they are cross-listed; the section is just moved to another course.
Cross-listing should be done while courses are unpublished. Coursework is retained with the course, not with the section enrollments, so if a published course is cross-listed, all cross-listed enrollments will lose any associated assignment submissions and grades. Conversations between users that were created before a section is cross-listed will not allow replies after cross-listing.
To cross-list a course, you must know the name of the course or the course ID into which you are cross-listing. However, using a course ID is a better way to confirm you are cross-listing a section into the correct course. You can find the course ID by opening the course and viewing the number at the end of the browser URL (e.g. account.instructure.com/courses/XXXXXX).
Sections can only be in one course at a time. Once a section is cross-listed, you can re-cross-list the section into another course if necessary. You can also de-cross-list a section.
This article shows how to manually cross-list a section. However, cross-listing can also be done using SIS imports. For more information on cross-listing, view the cross-listing video.
Notes: Before you can cross-list a section, the course must contain at least one enrollment.
In Global Navigation, click the Admin link , then click the name of the account .
In Course Navigation, click the Courses link.
Note: When you open an account, the account defaults to the Courses page.
In the Search for Course field , enter the name of the course into which you are cross-listing. Or, in the Course ID field , enter the ID number for the course.
The cross-listed section now appears in the new course. The breadcrumbs show the new course code.