How do I view login and logout activity for a user in an account?

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Within Admin Tools, admins can view the login/logout activity of users within their institution. Log activity is organized by date with the most recent activity at the top of the list.

Notes:

  • Canvas will only register a user’s logout when the Logout button is clicked in the User Account menu. Closing the browser window does not create a logout request.
  • Logging activity will only show activity that took place within the past year.

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Admin Tools

Open Admin Tools

In Account Navigation, click the Admin Tools link.

Open Logging

Open Logging

Click the Logging tab.

Select Log Type

Select Log Type

From the log type drop-down menu, select the Login / Logout Activity option.

Search for User

Search for User

Type the name of the user in the search field [1], then click the Find button [2]. Click the user's name [3].

Enter Date Range

Enter Date Range

Create the date range you want to search. You can enter dates in the From Date and To Date date fields [1], or you can use the calendar icon to select dates [2]. Then click the Find button [3].

Find Logging Activity

Click Find Button

Click the Find button.

View Logging Activity

  View Logging Activity 

View the login/logout activity for the user.

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