User Management and Communication
- Student groups
- Student course registration
- Adding participants to courses
- Change the role of a participant
- Self enrollment
- Enroll students in a Meta-Course
5. Enroll students in a Meta-Course
NOTE: Please make sure that the course you are doing this with is the course that you want to use and bring the students from the other courses into.
Meta-Linking enrollment is an ideal way to join classes together that will consist of the same content across different courses. This enrollment method essentially takes all of the participants of one course, and imports them into the other. For example:
Class 101 A has the following enrollments: Teacher 1 Student 1, and Student, 2,
Class 101 B has the following enrollments: Teacher 1, Student 3, and Student 4
Both classes have the same content, but meet on different days. Teacher 1 would prefer to only need to edit one course (Class 101 A).
Enrollments after Meta-Linking:
Class 101 A: Teacher 1, Student 1, Student 2, Student 3, Student 4
Class 101 B: Teacher 1, Student 3, Student 4.
Teacher 1 will then hide Class 101 B from students and rename Class 101 A:
Class 101 A & B: Teacher 1, Student 1, Student 2, Student 3, Student 4
Class 101 B: Teacher 1, Student 3, Student 4. (Hidden)
This is an excellent case for Meta-Linking.
Note: Student 3 and Student 4 will only receive credit for Class 101 B on their transcript as this is the course they are registered for. This means Class A and Class B participation and final grades must be tracked and reported separately.
To Meta-Link the course, navigate to your course you would like to import all of the participants into. Click on the "Participants" tab in the secondary navigation bar and select "Enrollment methods" from the dropdown.
Under the "Add method" dropdown, choose "Course meta link."
Click the dropdown under "Link course" and choose a course to import students from. Note: You will only be able to link students from courses you already have access to as a teacher.
After you have finished adding the method, the students will be able to see the new course. It is recommended to rename your main course to be all encompassing of the different classes and to hide the secondary classes.