Data Discussion About Discussions Data

Created by communityteam Administrator on Sep 8, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at https://bluejeans.com/918059280

Starts at 2:00 PM · Ends at 3:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)




Join panelists Jing Qi, Bill Parod, and Chris Ward as they discuss their insights behind discussions data in Canvas.



Participants who attend this session will hear from panelists regarding the following areas...

  • What does discussion data tell teachers - and why should we care?
  • Demo of an userscript that helps instructors gather Canvas discussion data
      1. Install a browser add-on: Greasemonkey for Firefox or Tampermonkey for Chrome/Safari.
      2. Install the Get Discussion Data userscript.
      3. Login into Canvas, go to a course, navigate to the Discussions page, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, and click on the "Get Discussion Data" button
  • Demo of a Shiny app that creates a network diagram using Canvas discussion data, runs network analysis for community detection, and generates an interactive metric for discussion participation: https://jing-zen-garden.shinyapps.io/networkgraph/
  • Interactive network graphs for discussion forum visualization and participation
    • Demonstration and discussion of Nebula Canvas Discussion Forum LTI App
    • Demonstration and discussion of Yellowdig Viz Yellowdig Board Visualization LTI App
  • Natural Language Processing for expanded discussion forum metrics
    • Use of NLP services for enhanced analysis metrics
    • Demonstration of Discussion Analytics LTI App for Canvas Discussion Forums
    • Discussion of machine-learning methods for peer review classification
  • Q & A


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