Canvas Course Merge Request

Use this to request to combine two or more Canvas course sections in the same term into a single course:

  • Specify the name of the person requesting the course merge and any preferred contact method (if none is specified, e-mail will be used). 
  • Specifiy a list of the Course Codes of the courses to merge.  The Course Code is listed above the left navigation bar in Canvas and is of the format 201509-ABCD-100-01 (term code, subject code, course number and section number).
  • Use the Description box to provide any additional information.

If you are requesting to combine/merge courses, you must submit your request before publishing each course and adding content.

Keep the following in mind when merging courses:

  • Requested merges will be completed within THREE WORKING DAYS of the initial submission. Please submit your request EARLY to ensure the course is ready on time.
  • When your Canvas course is created, access is limited to the instructor only. Remember to publish your course when you have completed your initial course material entry.
  • Your students will be automatically enrolled in your Canvas course. You do not need to process any students who subsequently drop the course.
  • Please make sure the course duration dates are correct as well. If you want to give students access before (or after) the scheduled start (or end) date, these must be changed. To update, go to Settings in your course navigation menu. Select "Edit Course Details". Click on the calendar icon next to the Starts (or Ends) boxes to edit the dates. Next, check the box below the dates that indicates "Users can only participate in the course between these dates". If this is not checked, the default date remains in effect. Lastly, click the blue "Update Course Details" button at the bottom of the screen to save your new dates.

Find more information about Canvas and teaching in and using Canvas at If you need further assistance using Canvas, please contact Canvas support via the Help menu within Canvas or directly at 855-778-9967. They can be reached 24/7.



Request Course Merge


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