Please note: Before you can set up sections of a coordinated course for the first the time, you need to write to firstname.lastname@example.org for your account to get coordinator privileges.
This advanced article explains how to integrate multiple Blackboard master courses with an Edfinity coordinated course. This assumes that you are already familiar with how to integrate Edfinity and Blackboard. If necessary, please read Integrating Blackboard with Edfinity first.
A coordinated courses allows each instructor to use the same assignments while managing their own section(s) within Edfinity with distinct student rosters and due dates. In order to use an Edfinity coordinated course with Blackboard, you will need one Blackboard master course for each member section in Edfinity.
If you are setting up an Edfinity coordinated course and integrating it with Blackboard, please carefully read and follow these instructions to ensure that the integration works properly.
- Create your Blackboard courses.
- Create your Edfinity coordinated course.
- Create one member section for each Blackboard course. See Creating a member section in a coordinated course for more information.
- In each Blackboard course, create deep links to the appropriate Edfinity member course. Do not create deep links to the coordinated course. You have the option of passing back individual grades (default) or a single course-level grade. See Integrating Blackboard with Edfinity for more information.
Transferring a student between sections
To transfer a student between sections:
- Within Blackboard, enroll the student in the new course.
- Within Edfinity, transfer the student to the member section corresponding to the new Blackboard course. See Transferring a student across sections in a coordinated course for more information.
- Note: If you have configured Edfinity to pass back individual assignment grades, you will need to take additional steps to ensure all grades are transferred.
- You will need to export and re-import the student's grades between courses in Blackboard. From the Blackboard Grade Center in the old course, download the student's grades, and then upload them into the new course. Make sure your column headers match and the grades are imported into the right assignments.
- Alternatively, you can ask the student to revisit each of their assignments by clicking on the deep links from Blackboard. This will cause Edfinity to re-post the student's grades to the new course.
- Remove the student from the old Blackboard course.
The above process ensures that all student work is preserved after the transfer is completed.