on 01-12-2018 06:50 AM
My information is that this is not possible since there is no way in Bb Assignments to make a distinction of which students can view/work on them. Even if your campus Bb Admin populates the course with both sections of students they become one "class" to Bb. There may be a workaround or some kludge way of applying a logical condition on access to an assignment but it would probably be unwieldy. I could see adding the textbook to the course twice, creating the assignments by section to match a book, then have the students manually choose the proper ones. Not much better than just adding them all from one book and asking them to do the same thing!? The other way to assign students to a specific set of work is using Groups. You could assign each student their own Group Code, then direct the Assignments to the Group. I am not sure this works and the Grade-Book would be a nightmare...!?
Suggest you try Bb Faculty support at help.blackboard.com or you local rep.
If you are using Ultra it's at: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Assignments/Create_and_Edit_Assignments#ultra_create
Good luck, if you find some Kool way to do it let us know.
on 01-12-2018 10:32 AM
I am not a Blackboard or Webassign user, so I don't know if this will work. Our LMS is Brightspace (Desire2Learn) and the Cengage product I use is MindTap. We are able to merge two sections in Brightspace if they have the same start and end dates. Once the sections are merged in Brightspace, I pull the text over into the merged Brightspace course like usual, naming the new MindTap course for both sections. As far as MindTap is concerned, there is only one course because it is being integrated with the one merged course in MindTap.
I hope you can work something out with Blackboard and Webassign.