Allow Child Course ID condition "is blank"  (for smart views)

Idea created by goh.ian on Feb 8, 2019
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    One of the main detractors for using an existing course as Master/Parent in course merges is the lack of the Master/Parent information in the Child CourseID column of the grade center.

     

    There's currently no option in Smart View Criteria for Child CourseID EQUAL BLANK or IS BLANK -- you MUST supply a value. Which means you cannot create a Smart View to display the students who are enrolled in the existing Master/Parent course.

     

    I did a database hack and found that the Smart View CAN support

    • User Criteria: Child Course ID
    • Condition: Equal To
    • Value: (blank)

     

    See https://community.blackboard.com/message/27685-re-how-do-you-handle-cross-listed-or-merged-courses?commentID=27685#comme…

     

    Here's what Child Course ID EQUAL BLANK would show as a Smart View

    Parent Master Section 01 Smart View.png

    While a normal Child Section Smart View would show

    Child Section 02 Smart View.png

     

    Please allow that option Child Course ID EQUAL BLANK in the UI.

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