I see half of a class for 5 weeks, then the other half for 5 weeks. How can I assign the same assignment to each group on different dates? All students are in the same section. I tried groups, but that is only for group work.
Separate sections, as you probably already know since you mentioned it yourself, really would be your best bet, as outlined here: How do I edit sections for an enrollment in a course? The operative phrase in that document is that "you may be able to edit their course section...." It may be too late to implement this term, but if your institution automatically populates the enrollment for your class through a SIS import, you should really try to impress upon them the convenience of having this class in two different sections for this very reason.
Otherwise, while you can pull off having an assignment assigned to just to one group of students so they would have to turn it in individually, it would necessitate selecting them name-by-name, as outlined here: How do I assign an assignment to an individual student? Not specifically pointed out on that page, you can add multiple students one at a time to an assignment. But if you're talking about a class of 30+ students, that would be a bit of a pain!
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