University of Iowa

ICON course sites are automatically created for every section of a course that is created in MAUI. You may find it is more efficient for multiple ICON sites to be cross-listed into one site, so that all of your students in various sections of a course share the same ICON space and you only need to maintain one site.

Instructors can cross-list their Canvas courses
When to Cross-List
When not to Cross-List
How to view Students
What about my TA’s and Collegiate IT Professionals
De-cross-list a section in your Canvas course
When do changes appear on the ICON Dashboard?

 

Instructors can cross-list their Canvas courses

For step-by-step instructions see: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-12983-4152718703

When to Cross-List

The best time to cross-list course sections is before entering any content into the course offerings that will be used to create the merged course. Only student enrollments will be brought into the primary course, not student generated data or files.

When not to Cross-List

If the course is already a cross-listed course in MAUI the course rosters will automatically be merged by the nightly integration that takes place. No additional course shell will be created in ICON, so no cross-listing is necessary.

If the separate course shells have already been in use, existing student course content will be wiped out from the merged section. Students’ enrollments will be changed, but the student generated data and files stay in the course shell.

How to view Students

All students in cross-listed sites will be displayed in one course site within ICON (Canvas). You are able to view Grades [ 1 ] and also assign content by individual section(s).

Grades Section View

What about my TA’s and Collegiate IT Professionals

TA’s will either need to be added to each section in MAUI before the merge, or manually to the sections in ICON (Canvas) after the merge is completed.

De-cross-list a section in your Canvas course

If you made a mistake in the cross-listing process, and need to pull out one of the sections that you have already cross-listed, this can be accomplished by "de-cross-listing" the section in Canvas. Instructors do not have access to the De-Cross-List this Section button. To request de-cross-listing of a section, please contact the Help Desk.

When do changes appear on the ICON Dashboard?

After cross-listing courses in Canvas, you may still see the old courses listed. Log out of ICON and log back in to refresh your list of courses.