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heather_edwards
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Can I view who has viewed/accessed a page?

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Is there any way to see who has viewed or accessed a page? And I don't mean by looking at each student individually, but rather by looking at the stats for a given page and seeing a list of students who have viewed it...

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KristinL
Community Team
Community Team

Hi  @heather_edwards -

Currently, there isn't an easy way to determine who has accessed a specific page. However, if you use modules and use requirements (How do I add requirements to a module?‌), you can make sure that a student access specific content before opening an assignment.

To take this idea further you could use an API token and https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-5499-automated-progress-report-of-students-in-modules to get more in-depth information which is sortable on a spreadsheet.

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James
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 @heather_edwards  

There is not any way directly from within the web interface using the core Canvas product.

You can determine that from Canvas Data, but that's generally not available to faculty and it's delayed by at least 18 hours -- often more, so it's not real-time.

The closest thing I know of is Obtaining and using Access Report data for an entire course‌, which will gather all of the access reports for an entire class and then you can open it spreadsheet and filter or make a pivot table to view all kinds of views and participation data for the entire course.

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to me it does not look like there was any useful answer given to the question

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dfurr
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Blackboard had an option to view how many times and which students had accessed a given file.  I wish Canvas could do this.  It would be very helpful because then we could see which supplemental resources are most used. 

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KristinL
Community Team
Community Team

Hi  @heather_edwards -

Currently, there isn't an easy way to determine who has accessed a specific page. However, if you use modules and use requirements (How do I add requirements to a module?‌), you can make sure that a student access specific content before opening an assignment.

To take this idea further you could use an API token and https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-5499-automated-progress-report-of-students-in-modules to get more in-depth information which is sortable on a spreadsheet.

James
Community Champion

 @heather_edwards  

There is not any way directly from within the web interface using the core Canvas product.

You can determine that from Canvas Data, but that's generally not available to faculty and it's delayed by at least 18 hours -- often more, so it's not real-time.

The closest thing I know of is Obtaining and using Access Report data for an entire course‌, which will gather all of the access reports for an entire class and then you can open it spreadsheet and filter or make a pivot table to view all kinds of views and participation data for the entire course.

Robbie_Grant
Community Coach
Community Coach

 @heather_edwards ,

Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment.  Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.

 

Robbie

to me it does not look like there was any useful answer given to the question

dfurr
New Member

Blackboard had an option to view how many times and which students had accessed a given file.  I wish Canvas could do this.  It would be very helpful because then we could see which supplemental resources are most used.