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jferguson2
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What are sections in a canvas course?

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What are sections in a canvas course?

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ysmalls
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Hi  @jferguson2 ,

Sections help subdivide students within a course.  Sections are either courses that have been cross-listed into one course or sections can be created by you and students added to them.

There is a whole section in the Guides titled Courses and Sections 

What you have access to do will depend on your institution setup.

Have a great day.

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ysmalls
Community Champion

Hi  @jferguson2 ,

Sections help subdivide students within a course.  Sections are either courses that have been cross-listed into one course or sections can be created by you and students added to them.

There is a whole section in the Guides titled Courses and Sections 

What you have access to do will depend on your institution setup.

Have a great day.

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twelsby
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When you have created a section in a course how do you allocate different content to it? I would like to create a course that allows students to see certain modules, is this possible?

tketo
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So if I have a different instructor for 10 different sections, will they only be able to access the assignments for their section or will they see all assignments for everyone registered in the course?

bowmanr
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@tketo 

It depends on what you mean by instructor - If you are talking about TA's then you have two options available if sections have been added to a course.  You can restrict them to viewing students in their section only when they are added to the course.  Or if you just add them to the course, in the gradebook they will be able to select which section they want to grade.  Your instructors/TA's will have to be members of at least one section(in addition to the course) in order for them to see the section selection in the grade book.  

Ron