Groups and Sections comparison
Course > People > Groups tab
Students who are in groups will see a Groups tab on the left-hand Global Navigation Menu on their interface.
|Course > Settings > Sections tab|
|3||Purpose||Student lists for lectures, tutorials, seminar, laboratory, recitation.|
(While the instructions are for importing groups, look out for the Download Course Roster CSV File step.)
|Download student lists with section information.|
Each group has a group homepage, which allows the group (and their teachers) to access a mini-Canvas consisting of: Announcements, Pages, People, Discussions, Files and Collaborations.
|Create attendance list.|
Groups and Sections in Canvas tools
- Tools where neither groups nor sections are applicable are not listed.
- Files, Modules, Pages and Videos/Panopto cannot be assigned to groups nor sections.
|1||Announcements||Not applicable.||Post announcements to sections.|
|2||Assignments||Group assignments |
(not applicable to external tools e.g. Turnitin).
|Differentiated dates for individual sections.|
|3||Attendance (Roll Call)||Not applicable.||Take attendance by section.|
|4||Calendar||Group appointment sign-up.||Not applicable.|
|5||Collaborations||Can be set up using groups.||Not applicable.|
Discussion appears in respective group's home page.
Separate discussions for each section appears in Discussions.
|7||Grades||Filter students by groups and/or sections.||Filter students by groups and/or sections.|
|8||Inbox||Send messages to groups.||Send messages to sections.|
|9||Quizzes||Not applicable.||Differentiated dates for individual sections.|
|10||SpeedGrader||Grade group assignments.||Filter student list by sections.|
Invite up to 3 sections to join meeting.