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. You should make this request before adding content/copy content to the course as this will create a new, empty course in Blackboard with the combined enrollments.
Note: Sections combined in this manner cannot use the "PatriotWeb - Send Grades" tool to send grades from Blackboard to PatriotWeb. In addition, certain course analytics reports will not be available.