Groups are like a smaller version of your course and are used as a collaborative tool where students can work together on group projects and assignments.
As an instructor, use groups to:
Set up student group configurations at the course level for assignments and in-class work, both graded and ungraded.
Facilitate semester-long projects so that students can communicate and iterate on documents together.
Facilitate faculty professional development and institutional committees or activities.
Facilitate student-run study groups within courses or at the account level.
For more information about Groups, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131#jive_content_id_Groups
Sections in Canvas are used to segment the class list for administrative purposes, typically based on teaching fellow assignment or meeting time.
Once you create sections, you can:
Create varied due dates for assignments by section.
Filter the Gradebook by section.
Filter the SpeedGrader™ by section when grading student work.
View section assignments for students on the People page.
You can create and edit sections using the Manage Sections Tool.