Combining Courses in Canvas

In Canvas, you can combine multiple courses into one overall course shell. Follow the steps below to combine your courses.

Step 1: Log into Canvas and enter the course you would like to move into another course. For example, if you are teaching two sections of the same course and would like to merge sections 01 and 02, enter Section 02.

Step 2: Once in the course, click on the bottom item on the left-hand navigation menu, Settings.

Canvas settings button

Step 3: Click on the second tab titled, Sections.

Canvas Sections tab

Step 4: Click the title of the section you want to cross-list. 

Canvas course section titles

Step 5: Next on the upper right-hand side of the screen, click on Cross-List this Section.

Canvas Cross-List This Section button

Step 6: In the box Search for course field [1], enter name of course that you want to cross-list. Or, Using Course ID [2], enter course id for course. you would like for this course to be combined with.

Canvas Cross-List Section search

Step 7: Select the correct course [1] (for example, Practice Course, the name will appear in an auto complete dropdown if it is valid). Click on Cross-List This Section to complete the action of cross linking.

Canvas Cross-List Section selected course

Step 8: Your two courses will now be combined. The cross-listed section now appears in the new course.

Successfully cross-listed course