My Canvas site takes enrollments from anyone who wants to pay a subscription and enroll. How do I define new "Sections" by date of enrolment?
Peter, sorry that your question has been sitting here for so long unanswered! As far as I'm aware the only way to designate who goes into which section is either by hand, so you create and enter them yourself, or automatically via programming. I'm going to share this with the Canvas Developers to see if they can help or offer some recommendations.
Indeed Kona is correct, you would either need to do this by hand, or you could use the API.
Without knowing your specific setup (and how the students are getting enrolled, whether you are using Canvas Catalog, or another solution), you could use the Canvas API to run a script periodically to list all students in the default sections, check their enrolment date, and move them into different sections.
You can check out the Canvas LMS REST API Documentation and I would also recommend having a read of Canvas APIs: Getting started, the practical ins and outs, gotchas, tips, and tricks.
Let me know how you go, hopefully that helps!
Hello there, Peter Martin...
I have been reviewing older questions here in the Canvas Community, and I stumbled upon your question. I wanted to check in with you because we have not heard back from you since you first posted this question on March 16, 2018 and then received a couple replies later that Spring. Have you had an opportunity to review the feedback that you received from Kona Jones and Stuart Ryan? Did either of their responses help to answer your question? If so, please feel free to mark either Kona's or Stuart's reply as "Correct". However, if you are still looking for some assistance from members of the Community, please come back to this topic and post a message below so that we might be able to help you out. For now, I am going to mark your question as "Assumed Answered" because we have not heard back from you and because there hasn't been any new activity in this thread for almost five months. However, that won't prevent you or others from posting additional questions and/or comments below that are related to this topic. I hope that's alright with you, Peter. Looking forward to hearing back from you soon.
My response is Correct.
I went to the post but couldn’t find a place to add “correct”.
Peter T. Martin
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