Difference between sections and groups

Sections and groups are two ways an instructor can more effectively manage subsets of participants.


Groups are subsets of participants for a given worksite. You access groups through the Site Info tool. Groups are not preloaded with official course data, and can therefore be created by the instructor. Groups are useful to organize study groups, project teams, and other, non-official subsets of worksite participants.

Groups have the following attributes:


Sections are similar to groups in that they are subsets of worksite participants. Sections are managed using the Section Info tool. A section may have a variety of data attached to it, such as category, days of the week, times, and an assigned teaching assistant (in a course site only). Depending on how the software is implemented at a given location, the Section Info tool may be loaded with official course sections. If it is not, however, an instructor can set those sections up.

Sections have the following attributes:


Both groups and sections work with Announcements, Tests & Quizzes, and Gradebook. Integration with more tools is planned.

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Last modified on February 10, 2006.