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Blackboard Learn Merge Request

The Blackboard Learn merge request process combines two or more Bb Learn course shells into one, blank master shell. This is useful if you have more than one section of the same course. The merge process creates one maser shell for all sections requested. So you only have to upload content into one section. It also will combine your enrollments into one master grade book. The students still only see their individual section. Therefore, this process is seamless to the students. Your course shells must be blank before requesting the merge as the merge process produces a new blank shell and the individual sections become unavailable to the instructor. Therefore, the content must be created in the new master shell that is produced. At this point, you can copy content from another shell into the merge master through the Course Copy process.

How to Access:


How to Request:

  1. Go to and click on Service and Equipment Requests. 
  2. Login with email address and password.
  3. Search for "Blackboard".
  4. Complete the Course Shell Merge form; click Review & Submit; confirm the information and click Submit.

You will receive an email indicating your request has been received.

Service Availability:

It may take up to 3 business days during peak periods and up to 2 business days during non-peak periods to process the form. Peak periods are the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters.

Additional Information:

For further information call IDTRC (now known as CTI) at 860-832-2081 or email