About Combined Blackboard Courses
When multiple course sections are combined into one Blackboard course, the combined Blackboard course is known as a parent course. This occurs automatically for sections that are cross-listed through the Registrar and for sections that you opt to combine for the sake of convenience. The latter are referred to as Merged or Shared Resource courses. The parent course is a normal Blackboard course except that the enrollments of its child sections are all included in the parent course. All of the courses involved exist on Blackboard but you only need to work in the parent course. This is where the course content and activities need to be established that will be available to all students enrolled in its associated child courses.
Due to recent changes in the software, links for ALL parent and child courses associated with combined Blackboard courses are displayed by default in the course list of the My Courses module on the My Blackboad landing page as well as in MyUAlbany. This can make it unclear which course to use. Please note that this DOES NOT impact students. Students will see only one link to their course listed as the title of the course section in which they enrolled.
Solution for Course List on My Blackboard:
Edit the course list for the My Courses module so that only the parent course is displayed.
- Log in to Blackboard at http://blackboard.albany.edu.
- On the My Institution landing page, find the My Courses module and Edit Module Settings.
- Deselect the child sections. The course that you need to access is the one which title contains your last name in capitals. This is the "parent" course of your set of combined sections.
- Scroll down and click Submit. You will see the course list changes in the My Courses module.