Many faculty teach multiple sections of what is essentially the same course. For their convenience, course sections can be merged within D2L. This means that students enrolled in two sections (for example, CAN101A and CAN101B) are within the same D2L course shell, and thus see or interact with the same course content. Faculty can use filtering tools to easily limit the classlist to one section or the other. If your course content is significantly different between sections, merging is inadvisable.
Course space merging should not be confused with copying course content. Copying content between one section space and another, such as from a previous semester’s course to an upcoming semester’s course, is done by the Instructor using the Import/Export/Copy tool within the Edit Course screen, in a course space. See this tutorial for copying course content.
ITS and COLI begin completing D2L merges during the last week before classes begin, for each semester or summer session. This process takes several business days.
But you can begin building your course content in the course space you chose or will choose as the master course space when requesting the merge. Any course content you have added or updated within the master course space will be immediately available in the merged space, after the merge is complete.