Canvas - Managing Sections on the Instructional Instance
Instructors sometimes want to group students in Canvas in a way that differs from the course sections laid out in their campus's Student Information System (SIS). Because the SIS controls section enrollment for Instructional courses in Canvas, this can be a challenge. This guide explains the options available to instructors in the University of Wisconsin System (excluding Madison) who want to create custom sections in Canvas.
Enrollments in Canvas's Training & Development and Continuing Education instances don't flow from the Student Information System, so instructors of courses on those instances can assign students to custom sections by following the instructions in Instructure's How do I edit sections for an enrollment in a course? guide.
a) Ask your institution's Canvas administrator to create a supplemental course in Canvas.b) Enroll students in the supplemental course (and sections) following the instructions in the How do I add users to a course? guide.c) Cross-list the supplemental sections with the SIS-integrated course by following the How do I cross-list a section in a course as an instructor? guide.Note: not every UW institution allows instructors to cross-list sections in Canvas. If you don't have this ability, please ask your campus Canvas administrator to cross-list the sections.