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Randomly assign groups within the same section within a linked (joined) course

Randomly assign groups within the same section within a linked (joined) course

  This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

 

  Idea will be open for vote Wed. September 2, 2015 - Wed. December 2, 2015  Learn more about voting...

 

It would be very helpful if within "linked or joined sections" we could set up random groups within the separate sections.

 

 

  Comments from Instructure

 

For more information, please read through the Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-12-10)

13 Comments
biray
Community Champion

This idea is now open for vote. Smiley Happy

healyeb
New Member

thank you so much!

kanegb
New Member

I find the random groups feature to be one of the most valuable features in Canvas (for easily generating in-class small groups for discussion).  I'm teaching a multi-section course for the first time on Canvas, and it essentially makes this feature useless when you can't randomize groups within section.

RobDitto
Community Champion

 @healyeb , are you envisioning this idea for any courses containing more than one section, or just those which have been cross-listed?

For the former case, the people who voted for   might be interested in this idea.

healyeb
New Member

Hello,

we would like to have this available for instructors who link up several sections of their courses into 1 site. They do this mainly to save time on upload files into multiple sites. With regard to the students they still like to keep work separated out into the various sections. thanks

healyeb
New Member

thank you so much. This one has now been archived but it's the same idea.

Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

best

helen

Helen Healy, Manager of Learning Technologies

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services

The Center for Teaching Excellence

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RobDitto
Community Champion

700958421​ posted a closely related idea focusing on how automatic creation of each group might work with respect to this need:

Ideally, everyone interested in either idea could vote for both.

biray
Community Champion

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RobDitto
Community Champion
Renee_Carney
Community Team
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  Idea is currently in development
erinhmcmillan
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  Comments from Instructure

For more information, please read through the Canvas Beta Release Notes (2016-11-28)

Renee_Carney
Community Team
Community Team
  This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas

For more information, please read through the Canvas Production Release Notes (2016-12-10)

Renee_Carney
Community Team
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Thank you to  @healyeb  for submitting this idea, as well as, kanegb​ &  @RobDitto  for your contributions. Your investment in this idea helped refine a feature which is now part of Canvas! Smiley Happy