Introducing Groups!

When CNDLS introduced the social annotation tool to GU, faculty were quick to see the advantages and uses of the tool. But one of the biggest drawbacks was the inability to have different groups of students, or individual students, annotate. 

GU faculty weren’t the only ones who were looking for that functionality in the tool, and has launched a new Canvas Groups integration, just in time for the Fall 2021 semester! UIS and CNDLS have ensured that the feature is available to GU faculty in Canvas. 

What does this mean? You can now assign the same reading to different groups of students, rather than to the entire class all at once. Only the students in the smaller groups will be able to see each other’s annotations. You can also set a group to be just one student, making it possible for students to annotate individually. has provided a helpful blog post on uses for the new integration, as well as detailed step-by-step instructions on how to begin using the integration, including how to set up Groups in Canvas. As always, you can come to CNDLS Office Hours for help on setting up your assignment, or contact us at