Cross-listing allows you to move section enrollments from individual courses and combine them into one course. This feature is helpful for instructors who teach several sections of the same course and only want to manage course data in one location, or those that have undergraduate/graduate Canvas courses and don’t wish to double-manage the material.  Section names do not change when they are cross-listed; the section is just moved to another course. This lesson shows how to manually cross-list a section, though cross-listing can also be done through Banner.

Cross-listing should be done while courses are unpublished.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

To cross-list a course, you must know the name of the course, CRN and term code (called SIS ID in Cavnas) or the course ID. The Office of Teaching and Learning recommends typing in the SIS ID into the ‘Search for Courses’ filed is a better way to confirm you are cross-listing a section into the correct course. You can find the SIS ID by looking in the Settings menu in each course.

the location of the SIS ID under the Settings menu in a Canvas course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the Canvas Course ID by opening the course and viewing the number at the end of the browser URL (e.g. canvas.du.edu/courses/XXXXXX).

To learn how to cross-list a section, view the cross-listing video.

Open Course Settings

Open Course Settings

In Course Navigation, click the Settings link.

 

Open Sections Tab

Open Sections Tab

Click the Sections tab.

 

Open Section

Open Section

Click the title of the section you want to cross-list.

 

Cross-List Section

Cross-List Section

Click the Cross-List this Section button.

 

Search for Course

Search for Course

In the Search for Course field [1], enter the name of the course or the SID ID (CRN + term code).  Or, in the Course ID field [2], enter the Canvas Course ID number for the course by looking at the URL for the Canvas course and taking the last digits.

 

Cross-List this Section

Cross-List this Section

Confirm you have selected the correct course [1]. Click the Cross-List This Section button [2].

 

Confirm Cross-Listing

Confirm Cross-Listing

The cross-listed section now appears in the new course. The breadcrumbs show the new course code.

 

Re-Cross-List Section

Re-Cross-List Section