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Crosslisted Courses

Courses in Drexel Learn can be crosslisted to allow the populations of two or more individual sections to exist inside a single Blackboard course shell. There are a number of benefits to this process, including only building content once to reach all of the students, a shared grade book and discussions which include all of the students.


Types of Crosslists 

There are two types of crosslists that can exist in Drexel Learn: Merged Courses and Banner Crosslists.

Merged courses can be created for multiple sections of the same course. These must have the same:

  • Subject code
  • Course number
  • Schedule type
  • Instructional method (F2F, Hybrid, Online)
  • Term and part of term 

For example, ENGL-100-001 and ENGL-100-002 could be merged together in this fashion, whereas CHEM-101-A (a lecture section) and CHEM-101-061 (a lab section) cannot be merged, nor can CHEM-101-A and CHEM-230 A (different course numbers).

Additionally, special topics sections cannot be merged in Learn if the topics are different and students are permitted to enroll in multiple sections of that course in the same term.

To request a merged course, the instructor of record can send an email to, containing all of the desired sections, as well as the CRNs of the sections.  Requests should be made prior to adding course content to any child section and must be made prior to any student generated content.

Banner crosslists, on the other hand, are courses that are officially listed as crosslisted in the Term Master Schedule. These often span multiple disciplines, or course numbers, such as PHYS-137-001 and SOC-137-001, because they are the same course but can be listed under different departments. These must at least be taught at the same time, in the same place, for the same amount of credits. If your course isn't crosslisted, but you believe that it should be, you can review the university's crosslisting policy and then contact the Registrar's office. Approved Banner crosslists are processed in Learn at the beginning of week 7 of the previous term. The Registrar's office will notify us of any course crosslisted in Banner after that point, so that we can ensure that it is properly listed in Drexel Learn.


How Crosslists Appear

When a crosslist is created in Learn, a new parent course shell is created and both/all of the child sections are merged into it. After the crosslist is created, students and instructors will only be able to access the parent course shell.