Moodle: Blocks: CPS: Cross-Listing a Moodle Course

Cross-listing allows an instructor of record to create a single Moodle course that combines multiple courses that they are teaching (e.g., ENGL 1001 / LING 1001). Students in different courses and sections will be enrolled as different groups in the single Moodle course. Final grades will be submitted for each course (and section).

NOTE: It is recommended that you cross-list your courses before importing materials in either of your individual courses. When the cross-listed course gets created, it is an empty course, and your original courses will be removed from Moodle. Once your course is cross-listed, you can then import or add any content.

This process has multiple steps, so if you need assistance, contact the Faculty Technology Center (225-578-3375, option 2 or

Not What You Are Looking For?

If you are looking to combine across programs, see Moodle Cross-enrollment (GROK #20544).
If you are looking to combine courses with another instructor, see Moodle: Blocks: CPS: Team Teach Request (GROK #20174).

Initiate a Cross-Listed Course

  1. Log on to Moodle.
  2. Click on the Cross-listing link in the Course Preferences System block at the bottom of the front page of Moodle.

Cross-listing on the Course Preferences block


  1. Click the boxes to the right of the courses that you want to cross-list & click Next.

Cross-listing options for courses  


  1. Select the number of new course shells that you want to create. If you are cross-listing only 2 courses, your only option is 1 shell. If you are cross-listing several courses in different combinations, you can select to have more shell courses created.

cross-listing shells window  


  1. Select each course and section to the left and the radio button for the desired course shell to the right. Then click the right arrow key to move it into the desired course shell destination box to the right. If you selected more than one course shell to be created, you will see each course shell as a different destination box.

Assign sections to shells for crosslisting  


  1. You can customize the name of the new cross-listed course by clicking the Customize Name link. Click the Next button when done.
  2. Click the Next button if all is correct.

cross-listing review screen


Note: The course shell will be created immediately. The students will be enrolled overnight.


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

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