Learn@UW (UW-Madison Only) - Crosslisted and Meets With Course Combinations

Course sections can be combined in a manner of ways within the course catalog ("timetable"). How Desire2Learn handles these section combinations during the automatic creation of courses depends upon the combination. Below are definitions of combination options, and how D2L handles each during the automatic creation process.

Crosslisted Courses

Meets With Courses

Section-Level Meets With Courses



 Crosslisted Courses

These are the same exact course, listed across multiple subjects (departments). They have the same catalog number. Each course may have multiple sections.

Example:

  • Zoology 523 section 001
  • NTP 523 section 001
  • Psych 523 section 001
ISIS/Course Catalog Details
Within ISIS, a "primary subject" is indicated for each crosslisted course. The courses are combined in ISIS under one ID (beginning with the "XL" code; for example, "XL AN SCI 434 A1 001").

What Happens in D2L
D2L combines crosslisted courses into one course site, as different sections, under the primary subject course as defined in ISIS.

In our example, let's say Zoology is indicated in ISIS as the primary subject for the three crosslisted courses. As such, a D2L course site is created only for Zoology 523. Within that D2L course site reside the three crosslisted courses (Zoology 523, NTP 523, and Psych 523) and their enrollments, as sections.
crosslisted

 Meets With Courses

These are courses meet together. Sometimes they are within the same subject (department) but that's not always necessarily the case. They have a different catalog number and the same section number.

Example: 
  • Genetics 470, section 001
  • Genetics 570, section 001
ISIS/Course Catalog Details
In ISIS, a "primary class number" is indicated for each meets with course. The courses are combined in ISIS under one ID (beginning with the "MW" code; for exanple, "MW SLAVIC 251 A1 001").

What Happens in D2L
D2L combines the courses, as different sections, into one course site under the primary class number as defined in ISIS.

In our example, let's say Genetics 470 is indicated in ISIS as the primary class number for these meets with courses. As such, a D2L course site is created for only Genetics 470. Within that D2L course site reside the two meets with courses (Genetics 470 and Genetics 570), and their enrollments, as sections:
meets with

 Section-Level Meets With Courses

These are courses that meet together. They can be within the same department or across different subjects (departments). Catalog numbers can be the same or different. Section numbers can be different but typically are the same. 

Example:
  • Comp Sci 302, section 005
  • Comp Sci 302, section 007
ISIS/Course Catalog Details
The courses are combined in ISIS under one ID (beginning with the "SL" code; for example, "SL SOC 915 A1 001").

What Happens in D2L
These courses are NOT combined in D2L; independent course sites are created for each and enrollments are kept completely separate.

 Crosslisted and Meets With Courses

This is a grouping of courses that contain both crosslisted and meets with courses.
  • Crosslisted, in that different department courses are combined
  • Could involve either a meets with or a section-level meets with:
    • Meets with, in that they can be within the same subject (department) but that's not always necessarily the case. They have a different catalog number and the same section number.
    • Section-level meets with, in that they can be within the same department or across different subjects (departments). Catalog numbers can be the same or different. Section numbers can be different but typically are the same. 
Example:
  • German 804 section 001
  • German 742 section 001
  • French 804 section 001
  • History 804 section 001
  • Poli Sci 760 section 001
  • Soc 804 section 001
ISIS/Course Catalog Details

In ISIS, a "primary subject" is indicated for each crosslisted/meets with course, as well as a "primary class number." The courses are combined in ISIS under one ID (beginning with the "XM" code; for example, "XM GERMAN 804 A1 001").

What Happens in D2L
D2L combines all courses into one course site, as sections, under the primary subject and primary class number as defined in ISIS.

In our example, let's say German is indicated as the primary subject in ISIS for these crosslisted courses. And German 804 is indicated as the primary class number. D2L uses the primary subject and and primary class number to determine how to create a course. As such, a D2L course is created for only German 804. Within that course, D2L combines the crosslisted courses from other departments AND the two meets with German courses, and their enrollments, as sections, as shown here:

crosslisted meets with

 Lecture/Lab/Discussion Courses

This is a class that contains lecture, lab, and discussion components.

Example:
Chem 104 sec 001
  • 001 LEC
  • DIS 401-416
  • LAB 701-716
Chem 104 sec 002:
  • 002 LEC
  • DIS 421-430
  • LAB 721-730
ISIS/Course Catalog Details
The lecture is the course site (parent) and the lecture/lab/discussion are associated sections.

The lecture and discussions and labs are rolled up into "enrollment packages."

What Happens in D2L
D2L combines all lectures, labs, and discussion from an ISIS "enrollment package" into one course site.

As shown below, the Chem 104 section 001 course site is created and contains all enrollments for the associated enrollment packages, including DIS 401-416 and LAB 701-716. Chem 104 section 002 is created as a separate course site with its own associated enrollment packages.

lecture lab discussion


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Owner:Kristy B.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2013-09-03 16:13 CDTUpdated:2015-01-28 18:16 CDT
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