How can I send an announcement to only one course section, not all of them?
Currently, this is not available in Canvas. There is a feature request out there similar to this Tailor Announcements to specific sections or groups. For now, you could create a group for each section. You will then get an announcement tool in each group.
Thank you, Robbie. I am new at Canvas.
Just curious…when professors need to cancel class for just one section, how does she inform that section? (Without sending an announcement to all of her sections?)
At my institution, this type of notification is done through our portal, not the LMS. I am not sure how other schools handle this.
Thank you; will this capability be available soon? (it seems redundant to create groups from sections when sections are already groups.)
But I’m super new at Canvas…..thanks again,
Since this is in the voting phase, it will not be available anytime in the near future. When talking about groups and sections in Canvas, sections define what students are registered for either manually or through a school's SIS. Groups are sub-areas of a course that allow you to created content specific for that group. They may or may not be part of the same section.
I merged two sections, one with about 320 students and the other with about 360, so the merged class thus has 680 students. As it does not seem that you can automatically form groups out of sections, this suggestion doesn't really work for my situation. I wish Canvas offered this feature, needless to say. Thanks anyway!
Jennifer, while we all await the popular tailored Announcement idea implementation, here's something you can try in the meantime to send important news to one section only.
Compose a Conversations (Inbox) message addressed to one section. The steps are similar to those shown in How do I send a message to an entire class as an instructor, except that in the Select Class step you select a specific section.
Canvas rolled out the ability to send announcements by section.
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