East Carolina University

Scenarios for Course Copies and Course Collapses


Why is it recommended that I do my own course section merge/collapse?

Answer: You are in control. The time frame is also shorter; the merge is done immediately, rather than being on the section merge waiting list for Blackboard Support.


Does it take long to do my own section merge?

Answer: No, it takes less than 1-2 minutes to choose the courses and complete the process.


How long before I see the merged sections and the student enrollments?

Answer: Immediately.


What if I decide I want to un-merge my course sections?

Answer: It is easy to disassociate your sections. Watch the video or look at the PDF for instructions.


Scenario 2: Collapse course sections – Collapse Blackboard course sections only

Collapse Course Sections Video


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Collapse Course Sections PDF

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Merge – Often referred to as "collapse"
Merged Course – Or the "Parent" Course, the Blackboard course you are collapsing into.
Source Course – The section(s) that you are collapsing into the parent site, also known as the "child."
Example – You want to merge/collapse sections HLTH 002/003 into section 001 for Fall 2012:

001 – Merged (or parent) course section
002/003 – Source (or child) courses
The result: HLTH1000001/002/003201280

Disassociate – "un-merge"

Because of the ease and speed of doing your own copy and collapse, we encourage you to initiate your own course copy and collapse processes.  However, if you do not feel comfortable with the overall process, please click HERE to access the past course content copy and collapse request website.  Please allow 36-48 hours for those requests to be processed.


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