Thank you for your submission, Allison Mickel. Fortunately, these ideas have already been submitted in previous voting cycles, but archived for different reasons:
That said, I've updated the title of your idea from "Make Files and Pages Visible to Certain Sections Only" to "Make Files Visible to Certain Sections Only" (taking out the pages part) for more clarity. By doing this, your idea is effectively a resubmission of the 2nd idea above.
Your feature idea will be open for vote from Wed. October 5, 2016 - Wed. January 4, 2017!
This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. October 5, 2016 - Wed. January 4, 2017.
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Mastery Paths, was just announced in the Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-11-07) and has great potential for this idea. Happy exploring!
We also encourage you to take a few minutes to join the Beta Release (2016-11-07) Collaborative Chat and test the possibilities with your community!
MasteryPaths official Production Releas is 2016-11-19! This new feature has great potential for this idea! Let us know what you think!
I could be wrong, but it seems that MasteryPaths only differentiates on the basis of student performance (i.e. assignment results) and not on the basis of section, group, student path choice, or other factors. So I'm not sure how it has potential for this idea, differentiated pages, or differentiated modules.
At some point, when differentiating syllabi, files, assignments, etc., for sections, wouldn't a separate course site be more logical?
Not if most everything is the same. Course policies are the same, readings are the same, modules are the same, descriptions of assignments are the same, only the due dates of assignments are shifted. Having two course sites would make it extremely burdensome and nearly impossible to be certain that both sections are receiving the same information in the same way, all the time.
At UPenn, we have the same needs Allison Mickel articulated for multi-section course sites to offer mostly common information with a limited amount of section differentiation. For us, an option for certain files or folders to be section-differentiated would make a huge difference to teachers and students.
Don't forget Hiding and Viewing Modules for Individual Sections which expresses similar although for Canvas based activities. Clear need to differentiate content for multiple classes on same course. Our staff are crying out for this....
Thank you for such a great discussion on this topic. We appreciate the insight shared here. At this time we will not develop this idea or make changes to Canvas in order to facilitate this idea. We will, however, take your insights under consideration for possible future projects.
Thanks for letting us know about that Chris. Could you perhaps share with us the reasoning behind that decision?
The Radar idea stage has been removed from the Feature Idea Process. You can read more about why in the blog post Adaptation: Feature Idea Process Changes.
This change will only impact the stage sort of this idea and will not change how it is voted on or how it is considered during prioritization activities. This change will streamline the list of ideas 'open for voting', making it easier for you to see the true top voted ideas in one sort, here.
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