Combining Canvas Sections

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Warning: Do not combine sections after classes start

Combining Canvas Classes after students complete any activity will delete all student work.

Getting Started

In Canvas you can combine your own course sections into a single section. If you would like to learn more before combining sections, please click HERE.

Read the instructions completely before you combine Canvas sections. This will help you understand the process.

Step 1. Choose the Combined Course Section

If you have multiple sections, you will need to choose which course will house the other sections.

For example, there are three sections of Math 1710: 01, 02, and 03. Let‘s make section 01 the Combined Course Section.
Select the Math 1710 section 01 course from the Canvas Dashboard.

Picture of Canvas Dashboard
Locate the Section ID in the URL. It will always be a number at the end of the URL.
Locate the Course ID

Example: In this case, "1234" is the Section ID. Save this number for the next step.

Step 2. Add Sections to the Combined Course Section

Continuing with the example above, go back to your Dashboard and navigate to section 02.

Click on Settings (locate Settings on the bottom left of the Course Menu).
Course Settings Locacation
Once you are in Settings, click the Sections tab
Now click on the section listed on the Sections tab.
Select Course Section
Fill out the "Cross-List this Section" information

Click "Cross-List this Section" on the right-hand side of the page. Enter your Section ID from Step 1 into the "Course ID" field in the "Cross-List this Section Dialogue Box" (for this example it would be "1234") and press "tab" on your keyboard. Verify that the section you chose as your Combined Course Section is now listed below the Course ID field (if not stop and redo Step 1), and then click "Cross-List this Section" at the bottom of the dialogue box.

Cross List Section Process


Now, section 02 of MATH 1710 is combined into section 01. Repeat Step 2 above to add more sections.  

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