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snelson6
Community Contributor

Canvas Data + Roll Call = ?

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Can Canvas Data access the granular attendance data created by Roll Call?

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Chris_Munzo
Partner
Partner

Hi,  @snelson6 ​ -- I spent some time with your colleague, Annie Hoffman, at InstructureCon in July.  Actually, Roll Call data is not available through the API; and we do not use Canvas Data.  We had to do some fancy development work to be able to access the data but we've done it.  Here is what we can do for you:

  • We can automate the current process, so you no longer have to email Instructure, wait for a reply and download the spreadsheet.  We can deliver a file to your sFTP server on a daily basis.
  • We remove the restriction that you can only get 7 days' worth of data.  Our clients can get a report -- every day -- that gives all data going back as far as the beginning of the term.
  • For Dropout Detective clients, we display an "Attendance" screen that shows each student's attendance, total absences, most recent date of attendance and most recent absence.

If you would like to learn more, please contact me through our Alliance Partner - AspirEDU​ page, or via Annie.  Thanks!

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Stef_retired
Instructure Alumni
Instructure Alumni

 @snelson6 , judging by this feature idea and the conversation surrounding it-- --I'd say the answer to your question is "no, not at the moment," but I've shared your question with the Big Data group in the hopes that someone over there can reply more definitively.

Thanks so much for your quick response! I will check out their data idea.

kona
Coach Emeritus

I'm not sure if it's in Canvas data, but I think it's in the API somewhere. I know Alliance Partner - AspirEDU​ has figured out how to access and use it.

Chris_Munzo
Partner
Partner

Hi,  @snelson6 ​ -- I spent some time with your colleague, Annie Hoffman, at InstructureCon in July.  Actually, Roll Call data is not available through the API; and we do not use Canvas Data.  We had to do some fancy development work to be able to access the data but we've done it.  Here is what we can do for you:

  • We can automate the current process, so you no longer have to email Instructure, wait for a reply and download the spreadsheet.  We can deliver a file to your sFTP server on a daily basis.
  • We remove the restriction that you can only get 7 days' worth of data.  Our clients can get a report -- every day -- that gives all data going back as far as the beginning of the term.
  • For Dropout Detective clients, we display an "Attendance" screen that shows each student's attendance, total absences, most recent date of attendance and most recent absence.

If you would like to learn more, please contact me through our Alliance Partner - AspirEDU​ page, or via Annie.  Thanks!

Hi!

We're trying to automate the recording of attendance with RollCall.  Apparently, someone at Alliance Partner - AspirEDU had figured out some way to automate the data export, but the link to their page is broken.  Does anyone have any current info on automating the export of RollCall data?

Thanks,

John

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