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