Blackboard (Faculty) - CRN Changes

This document provides an overview of what happens when the CRN changes in CourgarNet/Banner

The CRN is an automatically generated five-digit course number in CougarNet/Banner. This number is tied to a corresponding course in Blackboard. If the CRN changes, enrollments in the corresponding Blackboard course will be affected. For example, if a course section is deleted from CougarNet/Banner, students and instructors will be removed from the Blackboard course associated with the old CRN and will be enrolled in the Blackboard course shell with the new CRN.

The Blackboard course shell associated with the new CRN will be blank. The instructor will lose access to the content in the Blackboard course shell with the old CRN numberIf the instructor needs access to that content, they should send an email to the Blackboard Admin at  and ask to be added to the Blackboard course shell associated with the old CRN number. 


Keywordsblackboard, black board, bb, CRN, change in section number, course section change, section change   Doc ID67327
OwnerCenter I.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created2016-09-28 12:56 CSTUpdated2023-08-23 13:59 CST
SitesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
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