How do I use Admin Analytics?

If enabled by your institution, you can use Admin Analytics to view, filter, and download data about Canvas usage.

Learn more about dashboard charts and statistics.


  • The Admin Analytics feature preview is in active development. To provide direct feedback about this feature, please post in the Admin Analytics user group.
  • Sub-account admins must have Grades - View all Grades and Analytics View Pages permissions enabled to view Admin Analytics data for their subaccount(s).

Open Account

Open Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Admin Analytics

Open Admin Analytics

In Account Navigation, click the Analytics (New) link.

View Admin Analytics

In Admin Analytics, you can filter data [1], view data by dashboard [2], and view an individual dashboard's data [3].

Apply Filters

You can filter data using the following drop-down menus: Sub-Accounts [1], Term [2], Course [3], and Instructor [4].

To filter data by course status or format, change date granularity for Over Time charts, or select criteria for a course with activity or student with activity, click the Refine Filters button [5].

To apply the selected filters, click the Apply Filters button [6].

View Dashboards

View Dashboards

In Admin Analytics, you can view data via the Overview, Course, and Student Dashboards.

The Overview Dashboard displays account courses by status, student and teacher engagement data, various data over a given time, and average course grades [1].

The Course Dashboard displays course grade and engagement statistics, feature use data, courses with low average grades, and courses with low student activity [2].

The Student Dashboard displays student grade and engagement statistics, grade averages, submissions by status, and student details [3].

Learn more about viewing and managing statistic and chart data.

Refresh Cache and Download Analytics

Refresh Cache and Download Analytics

To refresh your dashboard's cache, click the Options icon [1], then click the Clear cache and refresh link [2].

To download a summary of the dashboard you are viewing to your computer, click the Download link [3].