Moodle: Merged Site for Multi-Section Course

By default, Bionic creates a Moodle course shell for each section of course. A Teacher using the same materials and assignments multiple sections can request a single "merged" course which includes all students from those sections. In addition, if you are a Teacher in each course you would like to include in the merged course, you can create the merged course by using the Course Merge Helper in Moodle.


  • Synced enrollments. A merged course remains linked to the section course shells. As students add/drop sections, those changes are also made to the merged course. (For this reason, we cannot delete the section courses, but we can hide them from students to avoid confusion.) 
  • Section Groups (optional). We can optionally create a course Group for each section as we merge them. Section groups are useful if you need to communicate with each section separately, limit access to some course Resources to certain sections (e.g., if sections are focusing on different case studies), or group students by section for course Activities (e.g., if you want to set up section Forums).  

Getting Started

  • Write down the course numbers (e.g. BIOLB101) and section numbers (00A, 00B, etc.) of the course shells you want us to merge.
  • Decide whether you need a Moodle course Group associated with each section.   
  • Click on the button to Request a Merged Course and fill out the form.
  • A member of the Educational and Scholarly Technology team will contact you once the merged course is ready or if they have questions.  
  • If you are a Teacher in each course you would like to merge and would prefer to use the Course Merge Helper in Moodle.



  • This service is available to anyone with a Teacher role in multiple sections of an academic course. 
Request a Merged Site


Service ID: 290
Wed 10/9/19 10:26 AM
Mon 8/29/22 3:11 PM