Critical student group settings

September 17, 2019

At Iowa State, Registrar sections are created based on such things as whether the participant is majoring a program, the lab day that the student enrolls in, as well as separate instructors and class times. It is normal for an instructor to enroll many Registrar sections (class lists) into the same Canvas course. By default, students from different enrollment sections will not be able to see each other (no communication, no shared work) if they are placed in a group together. To correct this, go to your course menu and click ISU AdminTools > Additional Course Settings tool> scroll to the bottom and flip the switch for “Course members can collaborate across sections.’ This is a critical change to make in multi-enrollment section courses that use student work groups!

Contact Details:

Name: Karla Embleton
Phone: 515-294-9198
Department: in administration