How can I split up my course into different sections?

If you’re looking to create separate sections for your course based on a certain criteria (e.g., the number of units students are enrolled in), you can manually create new sections or use the Groups <-> Sections tool to clone groups into new sections.

Manually Create New Sections and Add Students

  1. Select Settings from the lefthand course navigation menu.
  2. Navigate to the Sections tab.
    Canvas course settings with emphasis on Sections
  3. Type in the name of the new section (e.g. "1 unit students").
    Field to add a new section and a button to create
  4. Click +Section.
  5. Repeat this for any additional section.

Add students to the newly created sections

  1. Click People from the lefthand course menu.
  2. Click +People.
  3. Paste in all the students' SUNet IDs (it must be their official SUNet ID and not an alias) for those enrolled in one of the sections.
  4. For "Section", select the newly section.
  5. Click Next and Add Users.

Clone Groups as Sections

You can create self-signup groups, have students enroll in the group/section that they'd like (or you can manually assign), and use the Section <-> Group tool to clone the groups into sections.

For more information on this option, please see How to Clone Sections and Groups