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How do I edit sections for an enrollment in a course?

How do I edit sections for an enrollment in a course?

Once users have been added to your course, you may be able to edit their course section from the People page. This feature allows you to make modifications to course sections without having to delete the section enrollment.

If a user has not already accepted the course enrollment, editing the course section still requires the user to accept the course invitation. However, if a user has already accepted the initial course enrollment, editing a section does not require the user to accept a new course invitation.

If a user was added to multiple sections in the course with the same user role, adding a section or editing a current section retains the user role given with the course enrollment. However, if the user has multiple user roles, a section edit is associated with the last user role given to the user. Learn how to edit user roles.

Notes:

  • Adding users to a section is a course permission. If you cannot add users to your course, your institution has restricted this feature.
  • Sections may be added by your institution's student information system (SIS). If a user in your course includes an SIS ID, you may not have permission to edit sections.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Locate User

In the search field [1], search for the name of the user. You can also filter users by role in the Roles drop-down menu [2].

Edit Sections

Click the user's Options icon [1], then select the Edit Sections link [2].

View Section Enrollment

View Section Enrollment

Canvas will show you the section(s) where the user is already enrolled.

Add Section

Add Section

To add a section, begin typing the name of the section in the text field [1] and click the section when it appears [2].

Note: Users can be in more than one section. You do not need to remove the original section.

Remove Section Enrollment

Remove Section Enrollment

To remove a student from a section, click the Remove icon.

Update Enrollment

Update Enrollment

To update section enrollments, click the Update button.

Comments

I'm trying to add some of my students to a section. However, the "options" icon isn't available. How can I add the students to a section?Screen Shot 2020-08-31 at 11.41.56 AM.png

Hi @chfisher,

If you're not able to view the Options icon, your school may not have permissions enabled to allow instructors to edit sections in their course (Users - add / remove students from courses and Users - view list). It looks like you're an admin for a sub-account, so you may need to reach out to an account admin at your school to get those enabled. 

Naomi

Thanks so much Naomi @CanvasDocTeam. I will check with them then. 

This is an awful way of entering students. Why can't it be more like forming Groups?

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