Merge Multiple Course Roster
1. Be sure to create the course that ALL of the students from each section will be merged into. It is recommended that an instructor create a special course with a section number that is not an official Banner existing section.
For example, if a user wants sections 001 and 002 merged into a single course then create/copy the new course to Section XXX, where XXX is a section number that is not a official/valid VCU course section for the semester (i.e. POLI-379-001 and POLI-379-002 would be combined into POLI-379-XXX.)
2. Once the POLI-379-XXX course has been created, send an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), call the help desk at 804-828-2227, or enter an IT Support Center ticket with the necessary information.
Example of what a ticket request should look like:
"Please combine sections 001, 002, 003 and 004 of POLI-379 into the Blackboard course POLI-379-XXX-2009Fall."
“Please combine WMNS-101-001-2009Fall and INTL-101-001-2009Fall into the Blackboard course INTL-101-XXX-2009Fall”
It usually takes up to one business day (24 hours) for the roster to update after the request has been made for combined sections (cross-listings), and after the main course has been created in Blackboard.
If an instructor wants the students to show up in a merged course and also in the individual sections of a merged course, create the individual courses and perform steps 1 and 2 above.
This article was updated: 04/25/2017