When enrolling students to a course section, there is a small box for you to check to restrict the student to seeing only his/her own section and responses from other students only from his/her section. If you miss checking this box upon enrollment, the only way to enable the feature is to go into each individual student's profile and make the change. This should be an option on the "edit section" page.
| Comments from Instructure|
This idea was considered when developing our product plan for Q3 2019 and is not expected to influence development within Canvas at this time.
This idea will remain open for vote.
If this idea is in the top 10% by vote next cycle it will be reconsidered.
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Sometimes, with the volume of ideas we have come in, we miss a duplicate. This idea has a duplicate with Course-Level Setting: Restrict Users to Their Own Section(s). Both threads will receive the same updates.