Adding a Course Meta Link

As a teacher in AsULearn, you can bring in enrollments from other courses/sections by adding a "Course meta link" enrollment method. To reiterate, there is no such thing as a "metacourse" in AsULearn; you can transform any existing course into a "metacourse" simply by bringing in other enrollments via the "Course meta link" enrollment method. Here's how:

  1. Navigate to the course in AsULearn that you wish to use as your "metacourse." This will simply be a course of your own choosing if you are doing it yourself, or the course I built for if you submitted the request form because you wanted the "boutique" name.
  2. In the Course Administration menu, click on the Users link.
    users link in course administration menu 
  3. In the Users menu, click on the Enrollment Methods link.
    enrollment methods link in users menu 
  4. On the resulting Enrollment Methods page, use the Add method... pulldown menu to select Course meta link.
    course meta link item in add method menu of enrollment methods
  5. From the pulldown menu containing all the courses in which you have the Teacher role, select the course whose enrollments you wish to add, and click the Add method button.
    course selection and add method 
    • ...note that you may repeat steps 4 and 5 above to add as many other course/section's enrollments as you wish. Once a course's enrollments are added with a Course meta link, you'll notice that the course very helpfully disappears from the Link course... pulldown menu shown above.
  6. After the Course meta link is added, you'll be returned to the Enrollment methods page, where you will see the enrollments you added to create your "metacourse." Success!
    course meta link listed in enrollment methods 
  7. You'll want to be sure that only your "metacourse" is available for students, and all the "child courses" you added via the Course meta link are NOT available. That way, your students see only your "metacourse" since the other section(s) are not visible. No confusion!
  8. It is also a recommended practice to place a "Welcome message" in the summary at the top of your course (or create a label), letting students know that they're in the right place. Something like: "Welcome to MUS1001--Sections 101, 102, & 103!" That will stop the emails from students saying, "...but I'm registered for section 105!?!"
  9. If you have any questions or problems, please send an email to idesigner@appstate.edu
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