How do I limit a user to only interact with other users in the same course section?

If your course includes multiple sections, you can limit users in a section to only see users enrolled in the same section. This option is useful when several sections have been cross-listed into a single course.

You can set limitations when adding users to a course, or after students have already been added to the course.

Limiting students to interact by section only affects Collaborations, Chat, People, and Conversations. When enrolling instructors and TAs, section limitations allow those users to grade students in their same section(s).

Discussion topics and Pages are not affected by section limitations and can be viewed by any student. These feature areas could be restricted by creating content in course groups.

Note: The option to limit a user displays even if there is only one section in the course.

Open People

Open People

In Course Navigation, click the People link.

Add New User

Add New User

To limit a section enrollment when adding a new user, click the Add People button.

Open Existing User

For existing users, click the name of the user [1].

In high-enrollment courses, you can more easily find a single user by searching in the search bar [2] or filtering by role in the Role drop-down menu [3].

Limit User

Limit User

Click the Limit this user to only see fellow section users link.

View Details

View Details

Verify the user can only view students in their section.

Note: If you want to allow the student to view students in any course section again, click the let this user see all course users link.