New Sections tool

A new version of the Sections tool (formerly Student Sections Enrolment Tool) in your subject navigation menu was deployed to Canvas on 20 May at 10am.

Important changes to note:

The creation of sections and enrolment management is now done directly within the Sections Tool. The Sections tab from Subject settings area has been removed.

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The Sections Tool is accessible via the subject navigation menu:

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If the tool does not appear in the subject navigation menu, it will need to be enabled from subject settings.

A guide on how to use the new Sections tool is available: https://lms.unimelb.edu.au/staff/guides/canvas-staff-guides/sections

Features of the new version:

  • The new version displays a summary of current sections (automatically and manually created ones) along with the student count and an actions column to manage sections and enrolments.
  • Automatically created sections cannot be deleted: these sections are created and populated using enrolment information from the University's class registration system, Allocate+.
  • Manually created sections can only be deleted when enrolments from the section are removed. Therefore, there is a lower chance of deleting a section in error.
  • The tool displays students' full name, username and student ID.
  • Creation and management of sections can be done via the interface and via a spreadsheet.

For further information on this tool, please submit a support request.