Christopher Brady

What are the best practices regarding grouped sets and discussion boards?

Discussion created by Christopher Brady on May 31, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2020 by James Jones

This summer I have 3 sections that have been merged into one canvas course (around 30 students per section, so around 90 students in all). For the purposes of discussion board activities I only want students to see people from their section so it doesn't get too overwhelming when they read through the responses.


From what I've read here, the best way to do that is to create grouped sets and assign each student to a group with others from theirs section. Then in each discussion I would check the grouped discussion option.  Are these steps correct?

My class starts Monday and I could potentially still have students joining the class until Thursday. If I create the grouped sets on Sunday, but a student joins the class on Tuesday that student will NOT be automatically placed into a group and will NOT see the discussion board assignments (until I manually place them into a group).  Is that correct?


Is there a better way to do this?