Moodle - Combining Sections with a Meta-link

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Depending on what method suits you best for learning, we have provided two options to learn how to open your course. Either a video or step by step instructions.

Step-by-step Instructions:

In Moodle, instructors have the ability to combine enrollments from any class they teach. For example, let's say I want to combine two of my classes together; Section 01 and Section 02. Rather than work with two separate Moodle classes, I want all student enrollments from both sections combined together into my Section 01 class. By following the steps below, Moodle will automatically add in enrollments from one class to another.


  1. In the Administration block click Users.
  2. Select Enrollment methods.

Enrollment methods

6. Open the Add method menu and choose the Course meta link option.

Meta link

7. In the search field enter the CRN for the course you want to add enrollments from (use the full CRN including the year and semester code i.e. 23456.201710). As you type the CRN a list of results will pop up. Select the correct course and click the Add method button.

Search for meta link

8. You have now successfully added all the enrollments from that section. When the combined course is activated, students from both sections will see this as available. Leave the other sections hidden to avoid confusion.

If you have any questions, please contact the ET&S Help Desk at (603)535-2929 or email


Article ID: 2582
Fri 10/2/20 5:07 PM
Tue 11/24/20 11:28 AM
Applicable Institution(s):
Plymouth State University (PSU)