Student analytics show you how well a particular student is doing in your course. You can view analytics in both active and concluded courses. However, only active student enrollments are included in data for Analytics Beta.
Available analytics include course grade, weekly online activity, and communication. By default, the analytics page displays an interactive chart graph of all data. However, you can view data within a table at any time.
- 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 Please confirm the time data was last updated in the course, as content may be outdated compared to recent course activity and student submissions.
- Analytics Beta cannot be viewed by 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.
Open Student Analytics
In the Student Analytics table, click the name of the student .
To locate a student, you can sort the table by student name , current grade , percentage of assignments submitted on or before the due date , date of last participation , and date of last page view . The analytics table is paginated so you can view more students if you continue to scroll to the bottom of the page.
View Student Information
When viewing analytics for an individual student, you can view the student's name and send a message to the student .
To return to course analytics, click the Course Analytics button .
View Course Grade Chart Graph
By default, the student analytics opens to the Course Grade tab . The Course Grade chart graph shows the submission status and grade for all the assignments in the course. The student's current course grade is shown above the chart graph .
The x-axis displays an icon to indicate if the activity is an assignment, quiz, or discussion. The y-axis indicates the grade percentage.
A solid dot  in the chart represents a graded assignment and an empty dot  represents an ungraded assignment. Click any dot to view more details about the assignment.
To download a CSV of the course grade data, click the Download button .
View Weekly Online Activity Graph
To view the student's weekly online activity, click the Weekly Online Activity tab . The student's total page views and total participations are displayed above the chart .
Data is displayed as a chart with two rows: average page views  and average participations . The following actions will generate participations:
- Announcements: posts a new comment to an announcement
- Assignments: submits an assignment
- Collaborations: loads a collaboration to view/edit a document
- Conferences: joins a web conference
- Discussions: posts a new comment to a discussion
- Pages: creates a page
- Quizzes: submits a quiz
- Quizzes: starts taking a quiz
Use the scroll bar to view different date ranges in the chart .
Incomplete data is predicted and indicated by a broken line .
To download a CSV of the weekly online activity data, click the Download button .
Note: The definition of participation is based on federal guidelines related to student attendance as applicable to online courses. Please note that because communication between students and teachers often happens outside of the LMS, it is not included as a participation metric. However, as part of the Course Analytics offering, a history of inbox messages sent between students and instructors is included so that it can be viewed alongside participation metrics.
View Weekly Online Activity Data Table
To view weekly online activity in a table, click the Options icon  and select the Data Table option . The data table shows the week start date , number of page views , and number of participations . The table can be sorted by clicking any column heading.
View Communication Graph
To view an overview of messages, click the Communication tab . The Communication graph shows the number of conversations that have taken place between the student and instructor(s) in the Canvas Inbox. The total number of messages sent by students and instructors is displayed above the graph .
The x-axis shows the date range and the y-axis shows the number of messages sent. Student and instructor messages are differentiated by different colors. To improve contrast in the chart, click the Chart Options icon  and select the Display Shapes option .
To view the details of the bar graph, hover over the specific bar you want to view. You can view the total number of messages sent for the date range. Click the bar to view the specific days and number of messages that were sent in the range.
To download a CSV of the communication data, click the Download button .
View Communication Data Table
To view Communication activity in a table, click the Options icon  and select the Data Table option . The data table shows the week start date , number of student messages , and number of instructor messages . The table can be sorted by clicking any column heading.
To view details of a specific date range, click the date .