Merging Multiple Bb Sections

A new course is created when sections are merged in PS. Students will be able to enroll in separate sections of your course, but only the new course will appear in Blackboard. Any content in the old sections should be exported to your computer before requesting a merge and imported into the new course once it is created. Warning! Extremely Important! Old content will disappear into Cyberspace. Consequently, export, export!

Merging multiple sections of the same online course prevent the instructor from having to access several different Blackboard shells to upload materials, check course messages, etc.

Please send an email containing the following information:

  • Term (ex. 4104 or fall 2010)
  • Session (ex. Regular Academic Session C) Sections must be offered in the same session to be merged. How do you locate the Session? Access PeopleSoft and click the Class Roster icon in the Faculty Center for each section. Click the course prefix and number next to the change class button. Refer to Session under Class Details.
  • 4-5 Digit Class Number for each section to be merged. (only 4 digits are used for summer courses)
  • Course Prefix, Number, and Section (ex. PSY 223-19Z1)

Blackboard and PeopleSoft synchronize at 4:00 a.m. each morning. Therefore, your new merged course will not appear until 4:00 a.m. the next day. For instance, sections that are merged on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. will not show in Blackboard until Friday at 4:00 a.m.

Please do not submit a request until your schedule has been confirmed by your Coordinator. Also, changes can not be made to merged sections after the course has been made available to students.

Emails should be sent to:

Cynthia Ingle: Online sections only

  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Communications, History, Language, and Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences

Marshall Robertson: Online sections only

  • Business

William Davis: All others