Sections, Groups, and Peer Reviews

Sections in Canvas help subdivide students within a course and offer section-specific options such as varied due dates for assignments, discussions, and quizzes. Sections can be used for dividing students among moultiple graders, grouping students by characteristics such as geographic location and academic focus, and dividing students into different course schedules.

Groups act as a collaborative tool and allow students to communicate and work together on course activities and assignments, and allow for the possibility of group grading by instructors.

Peer Reviews allow students to review and grade other students in the course and can provide insight and ideas on course topics, promoting deeper understanding and critical thinking.

In this brief training, we cover:

  • How to set up and create sections and groups
  • How to enable and access peer reviews