By default, the analytics page displays an interactive analytics chart graph of all weekly online activity. However, you can choose to view analytics data as a table. Data is for viewing only and cannot directly be changed. You can view analytics in both active and concluded courses.
Analytics Beta allows you to view the average number of page views and participations per week in your course. The average page views is the average approximation of student activity across the course. Participation analytics are defined by specific actions a student takes in the course and can be used to identify trends in the course. Page views and participation metrics include an aggregate across all devices, including Canvas mobile apps.
Only active student enrollments are included in data for Analytics Beta.
- If you cannot view the Analytics Beta link in Course Navigation, you may have to make the link visible via the Navigation tab in Course Settings. If the Analytics Beta link is not available in the Navigation tab, your institution has disabled this feature.
- Data is refreshed in Analytics Beta every 24 hours. Please confirm the time the data was last updated in the course, as content may be outdated compared to recent course activity and student submissions.
- Analytics Beta is not viewable to students.
In Global Navigation, click the Courses link , then click the name of the course .
Open Analytics Beta
In Course Navigation, click the Analytics Beta link.
Note: If you cannot view the Analytics Beta link, you may have to make the link visible via the Navigation tab in Course Settings.
View Data Status
For reporting accuracy, the page displays the last time analytics data was last updated.
Note: If the course has been concluded, the analytics page includes a Concluded label above the Data Last Updated date.
View Weekly Online Activity
Click the Course Grade drop-down menu  and click the Weekly Online Activity option .
View Filter Tabs
The analytics page is dynamic based on filtered content. By default, all sections are displayed and cannot be removed .
Filtered data is displayed as a chart with a single row for each filter, including the date range , average number of page views , and the average number of participations .
You can also view the average grade percentage for all students , which is not affected by any filter.
Compare Course Data
For analytical comparisons, you can compare table data by filtering a section or student.
View Student Table
Below the chart, you can also view the specific students that are part of each filter.
For each student, the table displays the following data:
- Students : the list of students in the course sorted by last name. Click the student's name to view analytics for the student .
- Page Views : the student's total number of page views in the course.
- Participations : the student's total number of participations in the course.
View Additional Students
By default, the students table displays twenty students at a time. If your course includes additional students, you can view additional pages in the pagination bar .
View Resources Tab
You can also view the amount of page views and participations for specific resources in the course. Click the Resources tab .
On the Resources tab, you can view the resource URL path , the number of students who accessed the page , the number of views for the page , and the number of participations for the resource .
Message Students Who
To send a message to students who did or did not view or participate with a specific resource, click the Message icon.
Export Table CSV
To export analytics data as a CSV zip file, click the Download CSV button.
CSV data is exported according to the filtered data.
The downloaded zip file includes CSV files for chart data, student table data, and resources table data.
CSV files may display a student's full name, sortable name, week start, filters, average and total page views, average and total participations, and the resource URL path.