More built in reports for Canvas Admin's

Idea created by Kona Jones Champion on May 4, 2015
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    I'd love to have more variety with the admin reports. Yes I know you can get pretty much everything through API calls, which we do a lot of, but for your average admin user (one one without a dedicated IT staff) it would be great to be able to define a few variables, click a button, and get the data! Poof. Magic. dream


    The example included with this post is from Chris who shared that in his previous LMS he could create his own reports based on all kinds of different data.  He could pick and choose what data he wanted and create his own spreadsheets.



      Comments from Instructure...

    Comment from Linda at Canvas on May 26 in the comments below:

    Regarding Hosted Data, the idea is to provide schools with access to their data optimized for reporting and query purposes.  There will be several options available for working with your data, either a flat file download or hosted in an Amazon Redshift data warehouse.  The data will be an extracted and transformed version of your school's Canvas activity including usage (page views, etc).   You will be able to use any ODBC compliant Analytics tool to connect to the data warehouse (Tableau, Excel, R, etc.).   This will allow you to create any reports that you need based on the underlying data.  We are currently running a beta program with about 30 customers and announcing it next month at InstructureCon.  Full production is planned for later this year - please stay tuned!



    The timeline and updates to the project can also be found at Canvas Studio: Canvas Data (Hosted data service)