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Account-level Student Groups

Question asked by Ross Gailer on May 14, 2019
Latest reply on May 15, 2019 by Stefanie Sanders

I have a situation where there are communication holes since moving from Moodle to Canvas. To cut down the list a bit it is around communications with a cohort rather than a course, student news, student forums, etc.

I am hoping that there is a way to get most if not all of this functionality within Canvas. I came across Account-level Student Groups under People then Groups. From the brief description these would appear to be almost everything that we need, however I have not been able to find more details on what these groups do, what functions are available to these groups, etc.

My idea is to have a group per cohort.

 

Anyone point me to some detailed documentation on these or give me some more in depth information that I can take to the people requesting the functions.

 

Thanks in advance.

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