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kcool
Community Member

View Assignment History


Hi, Everyone!

I was wondering if there is anyway as an admin to view an assignment history (I'm looking for a tool akin to the "view page history"). For example, if a grader made a change to an assignment deadline for a specific student, can we trace it back to the grader? I see that I can view grade change history, but I'm not seeing anything pertaining to assignment details.

Thanks so much!

Best,

Kathleen

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garth
Surveyor II

 @kathleencool82 ​ this is a great question.

I think what you are looking for is audit logging.

This is something I have inquired about several times, through support and our CSM, and so far it seems as though this does not exist.  One source explained that the shear volume of transactions makes it impractical to keep logging records at that level.

I am very interested to see if anyone else can share any info they have on this topic.

Thank you for posting this.

kcool
Community Member

Hi,  @garth 

Yes! I am looking for an audit logging. Thanks for posting/responding. While I understand that the amount of transactions is most likely enormous, this is a feature that could come in handy. What prompted me to post this was that we have a student with an extended assignment deadline. Right now, we have no idea who gave this student the extension and if it was warranted.

Thanks again!

Best,

Kathleen

 @kathleencool82 ​ I'm on the same page with you : )

There are times when forensic data would significantly help to resolve an issue, audit logging would be a valuable asset.

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

We've gotten this information from Canvas Support and it didn't seem to be a problem for them to get it.

That is good to know, perhaps I have been asking the wrong questions.

What kind of audit info were you able to get?  Can you give a few examples?

I've had similar issues when trying to determine who has modified a quiz.  Canvas support has been able to help me out with these types of issues, although I'd like to be able to find this info myself, so if anyone knows of a way to check to see who has modified a quiz, could you please share?  Thank you!

kona
Community Coach
Community Coach

Just called or put in a ticket asking who changed the due date (or settings) for X assignment or who deleted a specific thing from the course. <-- these seem to be our biggest problems with team taught courses.

Ah, I have been asking for access to logging, so I can run my own analysis.

I'll try asking for incident specific information next time something comes up and see what response I get.

Based on your inquiries so far, what has been the average turn around time on a request like this?

kcool
Community Member

This is super useful! Thank you so much for your responses!!!