If you have multiple sections of a course that meets at the same time, you can choose to merge those Blackboard shells into one. This will disable the selected courses and create a brand new Blackboard shell that has all enrollments from the selected courses.
Since this will disable the original courses, you will first need to export any content from those shells that you will need in the Merged shell. This includes materials from specialized department templates used to share assessment materials or content that you were developing in your shell before being assigned a second course. You can then import that content into the Merged shell once it is created.
To merge classes the Instructor listed as the Instructor of Record in Banner will need to log in to the Blackboard Utility Package. You will then select the term for the courses to merge from the Merge Courses menu.
Courses “available” to merge are listed in the bottom left column. Highlight by clicking on the course and then use the arrow to move to the
center column. (Note the courses are identified by the 11‐character “prefix, course number and section number” followed by a hyphen and
the CRN as found in Banner and used in Blackboard.)
Enter a new course name for the merged shell into the box for New Blackboard shell name and click the Merge button.
The selected Course IDs will move to the table under the Merged Course IDs header with the new course name.
If you need to remove a shell that was merged you can click the link under the Remove column of the Merged Courses table. You can also add other classes to an existing Merged Course by selecting the extra classes and reusing the existing name under the Blackboard Course Shell column of the Merged Courses table.