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kay_shenoy
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How do I batch add students to a course section?

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I teach a large enrolment course and my role on Canvas is Instructor. I would like to be able to create sections within the course and add students to the sections easily. As of now, the only way I can do this is by going to people, clicking on each student's name and assigning them to a section. This is extremely time consuming when I have 300 students. I see that this was discussed in earlier forums, but as far as I can see there does not seem to be an efficient way to add multiple students to a section. Does anybody know how to do this?

Thanks, 
Kay

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Hildi_Pardo
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Hi Kay,

There is not a way to do it, and especially not without System Admin rights.

You can see here:  https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Question-Forum/Batch-add-students-to-a-section/td-p/69141

If the students had not already been enrolled, and you were manually adding them, then yes -- you could create the Sections first, then add them in batches (by section), and you could select the Section at that time.

Someone posted this Idea and you can Add to the Rating and add a comment to help boost it:  

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Batch-add-people-to-sections/idi-p/369953

Thanks!

 

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Hildi_Pardo
Advocate

Hi Kay,

There is not a way to do it, and especially not without System Admin rights.

You can see here:  https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Question-Forum/Batch-add-students-to-a-section/td-p/69141

If the students had not already been enrolled, and you were manually adding them, then yes -- you could create the Sections first, then add them in batches (by section), and you could select the Section at that time.

Someone posted this Idea and you can Add to the Rating and add a comment to help boost it:  

https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Idea-Conversations/Batch-add-people-to-sections/idi-p/369953

Thanks!

 

kay_shenoy
Community Member

Thank you! I added my rating and comment to the idea that you linked above. 

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