It appears next to student names,,,
There are a couple of lessons in the Canvas Instructor Guide related to this.
Although those are the "obvious" lessons, they mention "page views" without defining what they are.
The Analytics are related to the Access Report, although a Canvas manager said just last week that there is a difference in them when it comes to mobile access. When you look at the lesson How do I view the course access report for an individual user? , you get a definition. Not extremely helpful, but better than nothing.
A view is counted each time a user navigates to the URL where the content resides or downloads an attachment.
Basically, each time a student looks at content or downloads something is considered a page_view. If you look in the Access Report, it includes things like the index pages (People, Assignments, Discussions, Grades, etc.) as well as the actual content within single assignments, discussions, quizzes, content pages, or files.
I noticed that you asked the same question here: What does "Page reviews" man in course anaytics? Normally, you only need to ask a question once, so the Canvas Community moderators may lock one of these questions as a duplicate.
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