Instructors can combine students from different courses or sections into a single class in Canvas.
Note: Make sure to cross-list courses before classes begin. Cross-listing courses will delete all submissions and grades that took place prior to cross-listing.
Courses and Sections
Canvas is organized by courses and sections. Courses contain content: PDFs, media files, pages, modules, presentations, assessments, etc. Cross-listing takes sections, which are essentially buckets of people, combines these groups of students, and connects them into a single Canvas course.
Parent and Child Course
The child course is where you establish the cross-list to the parent course of your choosing. After cross-listing the child to the parent, your designing and teaching will take place in the parent course.
- The parent course, not the child course, appears in the course list when selecting Courses in Canvas.
- Students taking the course you designated as the child course will see their course, not the parent course, when selecting Courses in Canvas.
- Students in all cross linked courses will appear in the parent course's grade book and roster.