Gregory Beyrer

On Serendipity and Analytics Beta

Blog Post created by Gregory Beyrer Champion on Nov 2, 2018

At the end of each episode of This Week in Canvas, I ask viewers to make a suggestion for tip of the week. We began the series this semester and have only received a couple of suggestions, and the first one we used as the tip of the week in a subsequent video. This week someone asked for a histogram of grade data, which is a feature that our former LMS had. I started to imagine how to fit in the process of downloading, creating a chart, etc., and wondered how well that could fit into the short videos we like to create.


Then serendipity touched me when I made the connection to Analytics Beta, which is now available in our production instance. So I created a demo video and showed how to enable it, selected a couple of links to show features (including a histogram), and ended with encouragement to be an active member of the Canvas Community: