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Combining (Cross-Listing) Canvas Course Sites
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: 
Before You Cross-List
  • Cross-listing courses should take place before course sites are published and before any grades are entered in Canvas.
  • A course containing student submissions, activity, and grade data should not be cross-listed into a "Parent" course, otherwise that data will be lost.
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 please contact Canvas Support.

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. 
  1. Click on the Settings button located at the bottom of the course menu.
  2. Click on the Sections tab at the top of the page.
  3. Under Course Sections list, click on the course name displayed. 

    canvas settings page

  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). 

    canvas section settings page

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

    Canvas cross-list this section pop-up

  6. Confirm the selected course is correct.
  7. Click Cross-List This Section.

    Canvas cross-list this section pop-up2

You will automatically be redirected to the "Parent" course where the enrollments have been (combined) cross-listed.