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jfloyd23
Community Participant

Google Analytics and Catalog?

We've gotten a request from one of our customers to add some Google Analytics to a specific sub-catalog in order to gather additional data about how customers are interacting with that site. I've played with the custom Javascript section of catalog customization, but since that page doesn't allow you to edit the header, I've been having some trouble with it.

Has anyone else been able to add these kinds of features to a subcatalog or have any recommendations?

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jsowalsk
Community Advocate
Community Advocate

I have not tried this but maybe  @bernstlc ‌ could help you out with this?

kathy_harris
Community Contributor

We have added some Google Analytics to our site.  @tyler_clair ‌ helped me set it up. Hopefully he can give you some insights on how he did it.

daniel_majczak
Community Member

I have the same request to add google analytics to a specific sub-catalog. @Eric, did you manage to achieve this or can someone advise? Thanks!

 @jfloyd23 ‌ please see above.

jfloyd23
Community Participant

So far no luck. I had moved onto other projects, but hoping to try again in December.

Thanks Eric, I'd be interested to know how you go. Cheers, Dan

jsowalsk
Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Has anyone successfully added Google Analytics to their Canvas Catalog? Did you have to break it out by subaccounts? I would love to hear more about your experience.

jsowalsk
Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Hi everyone,

I spoke to an engineer at Instructure and they said if you put the lines of code at the root under the customization page -- it will work. They said they will be willing to help if necessary.

Jessica

kevinhitt
Community Participant

Just an FYI our office has found that if you are looking to track queried pages via Google Analytics in Catalog (i.e. search pages with a URL query parameter "?query=skills"), the URL is manipulated by the Catalog software & eliminates all tracking completely.

We've spoken with Support and the engineers who added this functionality are no longer working for Instructure, and no one has a clear idea of why it was implemented and cannot provide any explanation to how it is useful for Catalog or users. 

We've submitted a feature request here and will soon have our Director reach out to our CSM letting them know how negatively this impacts our marketing strategies.