Yes, you can divide your students into groups in your Canvas site. You must first create your group set and then create the individual student groups. You have the following options for creating a group set in Canvas:
Tools available to each individual group:
You can also assign work to specific course sections if you have a course with different sections cross-listed together. Cross-listing can allow you to better manage several sections of a given course by consolidating them into a single Canvas site. Learn how to cross-list your course sections together.
Assignments and quizzes in Canvas that are assigned to a single section are not visible to students outside that section. This can be helpful if you have cross-listed the undergraduate and graduate versions of a course together, but still want to assign different work to each separate section.
Further resources for student groups:
Further resources for sections: