What is Canvas Data Live Events?

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This document introduces Canvas Data Live Events as noted in the Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-02-17).



What is Live Events?

Live Events is a feature within Canvas that allows certain activities, or events, to emit messages in real time from a defined list of Canvas actions. Live Events are formatted in the IMS Caliper 1.1 format. Institutions interested in receiving Live Events must be able to accept the IMS Caliper 1.1 formatted events through an AWS SQS queue.


How do I configure Live Events?

To enable Live Events, admins should contact their Customer Support Manager (CSM). The CSM will then work with the Implementations team to get Live Events enabled in the institution's Canvas Data Portal.


Once the Canvas configuration is complete, admins can configure Live Events in their Canvas Data Portal:


What additional resources are available for Live Events?