Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe.
The problem is that in LMS course sites with more than one section, scheduling different meetings for different sections will be shown to all students enrolled in the class, regardless of which section they’re enrolled in.
For instance, say there is a course site that contains two sections of one class: one that meets at 9am and one that meets at 10:30am. If I’m the instructor for that course and schedule Zoom meetings for my 9am section, those meetings will be visible and accessible to the students in my 10:30 section. Not only will they be visible and accessible to all students in the 10:30 section, but the meetings will also be placed on those students’ LMS calendars and students will receive notifications about them. Unsurprisingly, this can cause confusion for students who are unsure of which meeting to join and issues for faculty who receive questions and complaints from students.
Describe the solution you’d like
We would like to see a section in LTI Pro that allows users to select if they’d like a meeting that they are scheduling to apply to everyone enrolled in the course or only certain sections.
For Canvas, I believe this can be done by expanding the scope of the Developer Key to include the Sections API (https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/sections.html).
Describe alternatives you’ve considered
The only alternative that we’ve been able to provide our faculty users is to title their meetings with the course sections and to communicate to students that they should ignore the Zoom meetings that don’t apply to them. However, this is not a very good alternative.