Combined Course FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Combining Courses

I don’t see the combined section under my Courses menu, but I see all of the sections. Is this normal?

Yes. Sometimes when courses are combined you will be enrolled in all of the sections of the course but not the combined section alone. Sections will be seen after the combined section’s title after a comma.

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There is no need to worry about this, though, as any changes made through any section of a combined course will reflect across all sections of the combined course.

What will students see when a course is combined?

When students are trying to find a combined Webcourse in their Courses menu, they will see the parent combined section followed by the individual section they are enrolled in, all within the same title.

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Can I combine courses that have a different prefix and number?

Yes. All course content will be copied from the parent section of the combined course when this occurs, though. The parent section is determined by the course you select to start the combination process from in the Faculty Webcourses Manager.

How do I know which section will be the parent section?

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Here is an example of how combined courses appearĀ in the Faculty Webcourse Manager. The grayed-out box next to TSL4080 0M06 and the ^— beside the name indicate that that course will be a child section of TSL4080 0M01 in the combination process. Therefore, this particular combined course would have the content from TSL4080 0M01 in both sections in the live course.

I need to separate combined sections before the course is released, is this possible?

Yes, you can separate or add combined sections before the release date of the course through the Faculty Webcourse Manager. Once students have access to your course, you cannot combine or separate combined sections because the course content and student work will be hidden in the combined course.

I need to separate or combine sections after the release date of the course, is this possible?

Yes, however, all student work in either section will be inaccessible after the process. If you still wish to separate or combine sections after the release date of the courses, please contact Webcourses@UCF support at webcourses@ucf.edu or 407-823-0407.

I need to add content to a combined course. Do I need to add the content to every section of the combined course?

No, the course’s content will appear the same to any student in any section of the combined course. Changes in content reflect across all sections.

Is it possible to give students in one section a particular due date for an assignment and give students in another section a different due date?

Yes. In the assignment’s settings, select the “Show Advanced Options” dropdown menu. Near the bottom of the options there is a button to add a due date.

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Through the “For” dropdown menu you can select which section you would like to set a due date for first. You can add as many due dates as you have individual sections within your combined course. If you wish for all students to have the same due date, multiple due dates are not necessary and “Everyone” should be selected from the “For” dropdown menu.

Can I view the Gradebook by section?

Yes. You can select a section to view by clicking on the “Showing: All Sections” default dropdown menu in the Gradebook.

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Once you select a section, the Gradebook will adjust to reflect only the students within that particular section. You can go through each section this way or view all students together at one time.

Can I view SpeedGrader by section?

Yes. In a process similar to viewing the Gradebook by section, you will be able to view a particular section’s submissions for an assignment from the “Showing: All Sections” dropdown menu in the assignment’s SpeedGrader.

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Selecting a particular section will refresh the SpeedGrader’s list of students to reflect only that particular section. You can go through sections this way, or view all sections together by selecting “Show all sections”.