Cross-List (Combine) Courses in Canvas

​Combining Course Sites in Canvas is called Cross-Listing. 
 
This process may be helpful for instructors who teach multiple sections of the same course and want to combine the enrollments into one course site in Canvas. 
 

Things to Note: 

  • Teachers in Canvas choose one of their course sites to serve as a "Parent" course. 
  • The "Parent" course will contain enrollments from any Cross-Listed or "Child" course sites.
  • Typically, the lowest course section number (e.g. HIST-101-01) should serve as the "Parent" course.
  • After Cross-Listing is complete teachers and students will only see the "Parent" course site on their Canvas Dashboard​.


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Cross-listing DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CANVAS AND BLACKBOARD

In Blackboard:

  • It's called: Course Combinations; combining courses, sections, or course sites.
  • Combined courses were designated as: "COMB" or "C1"
  • An additional course site was created called “COMB” or “C1” that contained the combined enrollments.

In Canvas:

  • There are no COMB nor C1 courses created as part of the Cross-Listing process.
  • Typically, the lowest course section number (e.g. HIST-101-01) should serve as the "Parent" course site and contain enrollments from the other "Child" course sites.  
  • Teachers and Students will only see the "Parent" course site on their Canvas Dashboard.

Unfortunately, in Canvas it is not possible to have an additional COMB or C1 course created, even though it was possible to have this additional "super/combo/uber" course site in Blackboard.  

 Before You Cross-List

 After You Cross-List

  • Teachers and Students will only see the "Parent" course site on their Canvas Dashboard.

  • Students who register for your course sections will automatically appear in the "Parent"course site.  

  • To "De-Cross-List" a course in Canvas please contact edtech@georgetown.edu 

Instructions for Cross-Listing in Canvas

In this example we will Cross-List (combine) the following two course sites in Canvas:

HIST-101-01.Fall2017 (PARENT)
PSYC-101-01.Fall2017 (CHILD)
 

Start in the CHILD course that you want to Cross-List with the PARENT course.
 

  • STEP 1:  Click on the Settings button located at the bottom of the course menu.
     
  • STEP 2: Click on the Sections tab at the top of the page.

  • STEP 3: Under Course Sections list, click on the course name displayed. 

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  • STEP 4: Locate the Cross-List this Section button and click it (the button could be located at the top right or bottom of the page depending on your browser settings). 
     

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STEP 5: On the pop-up window, enter the "ParentCourse ID (e.g. HIST-101-01.Fall2017) into the Search for Course field.

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STEP 6: Confirm the selected course is correct 

STEP 7: Click Cross-List This Section.

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You will be re-routed automatically to the "Parent" course where the enrollments have been cross-listed.