I would like to create an assignment where students can work individually or work in groups. Will Canvas let groups and individual students submit assignments? When creating the groups, do I have to create groups for each individual student?
Hi Jennifer, from my experience group assignments have (by my point of view) a flaw which actually adresses your question.
By design a group assignment will accept group submissions but also individual submissions as long as a student is not assigned to a group.
So if a non-assigned student submits something to this assignment he'll see all messages concerning that this is a group assignment etc., but it will still count towards him as a individual submission.
In Speedgrader you'll see something like this:
So this should actually do what you want.