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Cross-Listing Overview

MyCanvas cross-listing combines enrollments from multiple course sections, aiding instructors teaching several sections or courses with shared content. It streamlines course management and promotes consistency. However, careful consideration of implications, especially regarding student assignments and grades, is crucial before cross-listing.

What do students see?

Cross-listing does not create a new course shell. Instead, students are moved from one course to another, and the name of the destination course remains unchanged. For instance, if students from “Aircraft Maintenance” are cross-listed into “Aircraft Systems”, both groups will be in “Aircraft Systems”, and the moved students will no longer see “Aircraft Maintenance” in their course list.

Cross-listing Unpublished Courses 

Cross-listing should only be done while courses are unpublished. This is because coursework is retained with the course, not with the section enrollments. If a published course is cross-listed, all cross-listed enrollments will lose any associated assignment submissions and grades.

Important: Inform Students

If you decide to cross-list courses in MyCanvas, it’s crucial to inform the students about the change. They should be aware that the course they are enrolled in consists of various sections. This transparency can help avoid confusion and ensure a smooth transition for the students.

Faculty: Upon reviewing the above, complete this form to: Submit a Cross-listing Request