The combine courses function allows course instructors to bring members of their different courses into one course (called primary course). This function is available in both full CN and CN Post. Here is how to combine courses:
STEP1: In the primary course (where you want to bring all your students into), go to the Course Roster/Members page, then click "+ Combine Courses".
STEP2: Select the course(s) you would like to combine with, and click SUBMIT.
Note: if you don't see the course that you would like to combine with, it could be because of one or several of the following reasons:
1. you are not an instructor for the course, 2. the course has ended, 3. it doesn’t belong to the same institution, 4. it is already combined with other courses.
STEP3: Double check the course combination settings. If everything is correct, click CONFIRM.
After clicking confirm, you will see a green message that says the courses have been successfully combined. The roster will also be updated.
Please be aware of the following logic regarding combining courses.
- This function only combines rosters, not existing course content and activities.
- After combining courses, users keep their course role: if they were instructors, they remain instructors in the combined course; if they were students, they remain students in the combined course, etc.
- If a user is in multiple courses, the user will only be imported into the primary course once. If the user is already in the primary course, we will not import any of the user's data from other courses.
- For best results, we suggest combining courses before they start.
- Instructors can only combine their own courses (excluding ended courses).
- Personal courses can only be combined with other personal courses. Institution courses can only be combined with courses from the same institution.
- If you use CN Post, after combing courses, the click-through process will take users to this primary course. Please note that grade passbook will not be supported once courses are combined.
- To make logic simpler, we do not support separating courses once they are combined.
- To avoid confusion, users will be automatically dropped from courses that are combined into the primary course. This means after combining courses, users will lose access to the original courses that are combined into the primary course.
- Be careful about deleting the primary course. All data and activities will be lost once the primary course is deleted.
- Other courses cannot combine the primary course with its course, primary courses must be the one to combine with other courses.