Tobe Baeyens

Cross-listing to another course in the same term

Discussion created by Tobe Baeyens on Oct 1, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2019 by



We have been using Canvas for more than a year now. We do allow our teachers to crosslist courses, but did ran into a problem this year.


Most courses run year after year so we have a course

  1. cultural studies AK1 that happened in 2017-2018 and a course 
  2. cultural studies AK1 that happens 2018-2019

When teachers try to crosslist a section to another course they see this:


As you can see it is impossible to find out which course is the new one, and which course is the old one. It's very unlikely that teachers would like to cross-link to another term, and it's one of the only times that Canvas doesn't show the academic year.


The only workaround I can come up with is asking teachers to search for the course ID, but then they will have to go and find the ID before they start with cross-listing.

How do you deal with this problem in your institution?