Course Merge Requests

Prior to submitting a course merge request please carefully review the Course Merge Request Guidelines below.

To submit a course merge request to Blackboard support, complete the Course Merge Request Form.

  1. Course merge requests must be submitted using the course merge request form.
  2. All course merges must be completed before the first day of instruction for that class.
  3. Merged courses must have the same single instructor assigned as the instructor of record in Banner.
  4. Course merge requests must come from the instructor of record for the courses.
  5. Merged courses must have the same rubric and course number (example: BCIS 1305) or be a linked CPD course.
  6. All merged courses must be scheduled for the same part of term.
  7. Courses to be included in the course merge must have a minimum of fifteen (15) paid enrollments in each CRN or have verification from department chair that course will not be cancelled.
  8. CPD linked courses must satisfy CPD enrollment guidelines.
  9. Blackboard Support Specialists will not be responsible for the transfer or preservation of any course content.
  10. Once merged, courses cannot be unmerged without loss of student work. (i.e., Faculty teaching assignments for the merged courses cannot be modified.)


2 thoughts on “Course Merge Requests”

  1. I am concerned about item 9 and 10 of the list attached to “COURSE MERGE REQUEST” form that causes concern about the time I have invested to get it in an acceptable form and may lose my student work and assignment that can not be modified. Sometimes adjustments have to be made based on the progression of the course which can not predicted. All the risk is placed on the instructor. It appears that more work is required on your end.

    1. Thank you for reaching out. The course merge process is defined by Banner and Blackboard configurations. We are not in control of how these products are designed, therefore, we provide the information upfront to faculty so they are made aware.

      Another option is to manage multiple sections using the Qwickly+ and Quickly Multicourse tools. Your campus Instructional Designers can provide more information and training on these tools.

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