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!
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