I am trying to determine whether or not my students have downloaded an assignment I have set up. Is there any way to check which students have done this? Thanks!
Thanks for the shout out, but when I use the Access Report Data report, I do get the number of times a student has viewed a file. That is unless I'm really missing something.
I found this one useful since I have two versions of "The Table.pdf" and I should consolidate those into one file.
Anyway, to get access to the information, you filter on Category = files and make your values the Sum of Views.
If you put Title in the column and Display Name or Sortable Name in the row, you'll get a pivot table with the counts for each student.
If you add Title as a filter and the student's name in the row, then you can get the counts for particular files for each student. Here's what my "the_table.pdf" breaks down as:
Students that aren't listed didn't download it.
This only works for files that are hosted within Canvas (including files inside a quiz or group project files, so the list could be long). If a download is linked from a content page or a quiz, then it won't show up this way -- but if it's in the modules page, then it would show up as external_urls.
Hi Andrew Frando - That sounds something along the lines of a few Feature Ideas in the past, most notably this one, which is flagged as being on the "Product Radar," though one which does not seem to have a time for implementation: view access by file or item, not user . You are certainly not alone in wanting something like this, though!
By the way, I'll just toss in a reference to James Jones' outstanding documentation on extracting student data all in one place with his excellent document here: Obtaining and using Access Report data for an entire course . (Alas, this does not include the number of times something was downloaded, though.)
Wow--I obviously stand corrected! Thank you James Jones! It's been awhile since I've run it for a faculty member since I'm no longer teaching myself. That is very good to know.
Silly question to ask but, are you referring to one of the reports available through the course's settings? I can't seem to locate an Access Report in there (I'm accessing as an admin).
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