A message from UH ITS:
Cross-listed courses combine the enrollments of multiple Banner sections (e.g. 99991, 99992, and 99993) into a single course with all enrollments sharing that course.
Faculty may request to have their Laulima courses combined into a single course space. With the sections combined together, faculty could set up content and learning activities in just one course site and foster communication among students across multiple courses. FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. Combining courses is permitted under FERPA, but there are certain practices that should be in place in order to maintain compliance under FERPA.
One easy way to work towards compliance is to consider how you are planning to teach your course: dissemination mode versus collaboration mode.
Dissemination mode: If you plan to combine sections into one course space to distribute/present content, collect student work, and/or manage assessments but not to have communication/collaboration between students, then your combined course is in compliance with FERPA as is. Your new combined course space will not have Email and Discussion tools enabled and the bottom screen “users present” feature will be disabled for that site.
Collaboration mode: If you plan to combine sections into one course space to disseminate/collect course materials AND include collaboration between students across your combined sections, then students at minimum must be informed via your course syllabus and at registration. To be in compliance with FERPA requirements, these requests must be requested by August 18; prior to the first day of instruction so students can change courses if desired. In future semesters please make these requests prior to the start of registration for the upcoming semester so students can be informed at registration.