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James Jones
Synopsis Calls to the Canvas Data API need to be authenticated. The Canvas Data API documentation provides example code that isn't explained very well. This post will explain what's going on so that people can prepare the signature needed to use the API. The code supplied by Canvas will be simplified to take advantage of the limited nature of the…
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Jayde Colquhoun
Hi, there data geniuses,      We have two questions that you can hopefully assist our team with:   When using the course import tool, when assignments are imported into the new course shell, are the assignment creation dates re-generated or copied over? When an assignment has been created using Turnitin 1.0 as External Tool, is the submission… (Show more)
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Stefanie Sanders
Does anyone know why the table learning_outcome_question_result_fact may be blank in the database? I can pull up the info from Settings/Reports/Outcome Results but my database seems to be missing the data from that table. 
Stefanie Sanders
Hi all,   Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, our university is now fully online.  We have usage data from the Admin>Analytics section to get page views and participations, which gives some high level data, but our senior management team are looking for further metrics on our various platforms to understand what level of activity is being… (Show more)
Glenn Saito
I'm fairly new to Canvas Data and SQL. Our IT department recently created an SQL Server for Canvas Data and I'm now able to run queries.  I tried to create a query to display terms, the sub-account, course numbers, course names, student names, page names, and page views, but when I added the user_dim table to display student names, it only… (Show more)
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Samuel Timme
Data is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform the way we offer education to students. Over the past five years, the Canvas data sharing product has been very important to our users and institutions.   In its current offering, Canvas Data is very limited in the type of datasets we share and sharing capabilities. Our customers have… (Show more)
Gary Sharpe
Is anyone aware of an Early Warning system for assessing student engagement in courses that is written in Java?  Preferably not a commercial product.  
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Stefanie Sanders
Hi Canvas Team,   I'm planning to do power bi reports using canvas data. Using Canvas Data CLI tool data is storing in local pc, is there any way to store data in SharePoint or azure database directly.   module.exports = {    saveLocation: '/Users/PandaUser/Desktop/canvas_data/dataFiles',    unpackLocation:… (Show more)
Stefanie Sanders
Hi,   I'm using the canvas-data-sdk package to download Canvas data via its API in Python.  I've been using the following commands:   ``` canvas-data -c config.yml list-dumps # lists the daily dumps canvas-data -c config.yml unpack-dump-files # download the latest dump files, unpack, and parse them into table files ```   My question is do… (Show more)
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