Courses that are officially cross-listed in Patriot Web before the start of each semester, automatically have a third combined (Master) section created in Blackboard. You should only use this Master course section—students from both sections will have access to this course.
Note: If your course has reserved seats for INTO, Mason Online, Mason LIFE, etc., this is considered cross-listed and you will need to use the Master section of the course in Blackboard.
Combine Two Different Courses
To combine two different courses, ask your Scheduling Coordinator to cross-list the courses in Banner—this automatically combines them in Blackboard. After the term begins, changes to cross-listings in Banner will likely have negative consequences in Blackboard. Please contact us before un-crosslisting courses or creating a new cross-listing after the term begins.
Combine Two Sections of the Same Course
Use the Blackboard: Combine Courses form (Login and choose Request this Service) to request two or more sections of the same course be combined in Blackboard.
Note: Sections combined in this manner cannot use the Import Grades from Blackboard function in Patriot Web. In addition, certain course analytics reports will not be available.