Groups

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:

For more information about Groups, visit https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-4131#jive_content_id_Groups

Sections

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: 

In addition to the official sections fed by the Registrar's office in my.Harvard, you can create and edit sections using the Manage Sections Tool.

 

Sections in Canvas are used to segment the class, typically based on their teaching fellows or meeting times. Groups, on the other hand, are used as a collaborative tool for students to work on group projects and assignments.