How do I use the Section <-> Group tool?

Instructure Professional Services created the Sections <-> Groups tool for Stanford. It is a custom LTI tool to allow cloning a group into a section or cloning a section into a group.

Enable Section <-> Group tool

  1. Click on Settings.
  2. Select Navigation.
  3. Find Section <-> Group.
  4. Drag the tool to the top list to enable the tool.
  5. Scroll down and hit Save.
  6. Refresh the page.

Clone a group into a section

If you already have the groups set up, skip to step 6.

  1. Click on People.
  2. Click +Group Set.
  3. Give the group set a name and if you want students to sign-up for a particular section, select the checkbox. If you're going to manually assign student to a section, select the option "I'll create groups manually".
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click +Group and fill out the information.
  6. Once the group(s) has/have been created, enable the Section <-> Group tool. Go to Settings, click the Navigation tab, drag the Section <-> Group tool to the active toolbar section and click Save.
  7. Click Section <-> Group in the toolbar.
  8. Click the Groups tab.
    two options for Sections and Groups
  9. Click Sync Now to update the page.
    Sync Now button
  10. Select the checkbox next to the group(s) you'd like to clone.
  11. Click Clone as Section.
    Clone as Section button

Clone a section into a group

  1. Click on the Section <-> Group in the toolbar.
  2. Click the Sections tab.
    two options for Sections and Groups
  3. Click Sync Now to update the page
    Sync Now button
  4. Select the checkbox next to the section you'd like to clone.
  5. Click Clone as Group.
    Clone as Group button

More information can be found on our sections and groups document