Adding a Course Meta Link

In AsULearn, you can bring in enrollments from other courses/sections in which you have 'Teacher' role by adding a "Course meta link" enrollment method. If you need to create meta links to courses where you are not the instuctor of record, the actual instructor can add you to her/his course as a Teacher in AsULearn (see Adding People to a Course).

Here's how to add a course meta link:

  1. Navigate to the course in AsULearn that you wish to use as your "metacourse" (where you've placed all your content).  You must have "Teacher" role in the course, as well as in any other courses you wish to "meta link" to.
  2. In the Course Administration menu, click on the Users link. 
  3. In the Users menu, click on the Enrollment Methods link.

     Administration block

  4. On the resulting Enrollment Methods page, use the Add method... pulldown menu to select Course meta link.

    Add method

  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, "I'm registered for section 103.  Why do I see section 101!?!"
  9. If you have any questions or problems, please send an email to idesigner@appstate.edu
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