Merging course sections

Instructors wishing to have two or more course sections merged should contact the Office of the Registrar at and provide them with the term and course section numbers.

Items to Consider Before Requesting Sections to be Merged

  1. Active courses—courses with student submissions, grades, and discussions—should never be merged as student submissions would be lost.
  2. Understand how FERPA applies to situations with multiple sections and either choose not to merge your sections or ensure your course is designed to meet student privacy and compliance requirements.

Previous Practice

In the past, courses were sometimes linked via a Blackboard process handled through the Office of Instructional Technology, however, by having courses linked in Colleague, grades will be able to sync back correctly to Colleague when using the Blackboard grade book.