When creating and populating students into sections, how is it possible when looking at the people tab to have the students sorted such that they are listed first by section, and then in alphabetical order within each section?
The short answer is that this is not a built in feature in Canvas. Yet, James Jones created Course Roster Enhancements that will allow you to sort by section and within the section students are in alphabetical order (I double-checked this just to make sure).
Herbert, rather than trying to view your students through the People tab, try accessing the sections through the course Settings navigation. Click on the Sections tab at the top of the page, and then on a section; you'll see the students in that section arrayed in alphabetical order (last-first or by email, depending on how they were enrolled in the course).
When viewing names within individual sections on the People Tab (via Settings > Sections), the student names display as Lastname, Firstname and are sorted alphabetically by LastName (Adkins, Carrie; Akana, Aaron; Anderson, Kay). However, on the more 'global' page of the People Tab (all sections), though names are still sorted alphabetically by LastName, the names themselves display as FirstName LastName (Carrie Adkins; Aaron Akana, Kay Anderson). Is there a way to get the more global People Tab page to simultaeously display student names as Lastname, Firstname and sort them by Lastname? Thank you.
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