Make Group Assignments Respect Sections

Idea created by johnpj on Aug 13, 2015
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    Idea:

    Include an option in the People tool to create a group for each section.

     

    Problem:

    It is very labor intensive to add a whole section of students to a group (some of our sections have 300+ students)

     

    Use Cases:

    Instructor needs to share select resources with a section

    Instructor needs to have discussions available to specific section

    Instructor needs to share Content Pages with a specific section

    Instructor needs to conference with a specific section

     

    Mockup:

    Canvas_Section-Groups.png

    Implementation Consideration:

    • The groups would need to stay synchronized as section membership is updated
    • Would need to account for the case where a section is added after the Groups were setup

     

     

    NOTE: This is a more tightly scoped request based on the thinking from More section control for group creation

     

      Comments from Instructure

     

    After revising this feature idea from the production release notes, we’ve updated this idea to On Product Radar. The last two items referenced under the Implementation Consideration section are not included as part of the newly released groups feature. We plan to address those two concerns but they will take additional work to design and implement. We’ll provide updates to this idea as made available by our product team.

     

    For more information, please read through the Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-12-10)