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Make Files Visible to Certain Sections Only

Make Files Visible to Certain Sections Only

Files such as syllabi will be different for different sections. Why isn't there a way to make these visible to some sections but not others, aside from putting them into an illogical category like "assignments?"
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Community Coach
Community Coach

Thank you for your submission, ajmickel@stanford.edu​. Fortunately, these ideas have already been submitted in previous voting cycles, but archived for different reasons:

  • <-- archived with response from product team (which means it can't be re-submitted because it's already on their radar. But please consider "following" the idea and/or adding your comments in support of it).
  •   <-- archived due to low votes. And since there is no response from product, this idea can be re-submitted.

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! Smiley Happy

Community Team
Community Team

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.

Check out this doc for additional details about how the voting process works!

Community Team
Community Team

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!

Community Team
Community Team

MasteryPaths official  Production Releas is 2016-11-19​!  This new feature has great potential for this idea!  Let us know what you think!

Community Member

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.

Adventurer

At some point, when differentiating syllabi, files, assignments, etc., for sections, wouldn't a separate course site be more logical?

Community Member

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.

Navigator

At UPenn, we have the same needs ajmickel@stanford.edu​ 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.

Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Don't forget 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....

Instructure
Instructure

Hi there,

 

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.

 

-Chris