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HaoxinLi
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What is classified as a logout activity?

Hi there,

I have been using the Authentication Log API (https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/authentications_log.html) to find out whether a student has logged in and out of Canvas. 

I wonder, what is classified as a "logout" activity on Canvas?  Is the classification based on clicking the "Logout" button?

My question arises when I noticed that, if a student closed their Canvas web page without clicking the "Logout" button, the Authentication Log API does not record that as "Logout".  If a user has been inactive and the session has timed out, there is also no record of the user being "Logout".  What happens with timeout, is that I observe a list of only login activities.

Thank you for your help in advance!

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