Creating differentiated assignments for groups of students

As we teach classes, it is sometimes useful for students of like interest, preparation or aptitude to be grouped together to get differentiated assignments and assessments, within the structure of the same course. (Periodically two sections meet during the same color block and are grouped under the same course, and we can also differentiate assignments…

Should I merge all of my sections into a single course?

Course sections have become more capable over the last few years, but we still create a separate course for each section that is taught at St. Mark’s for several reasons. First, to provide faculty with the choice (it’s much easier to merge sections than to split sections if they were created together). Second, even with…