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Bobby-Nourani
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Teachers Add Notes About Students On Canvas

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Hi all

We need our lecturers to be able to add personal notes about their students somewhere on Canvas.

Is there a Canvas builtin functionality or any App that let lecturers to add notes about the students?

I am thinking of something like a diary about a students which is only accessible by the lecturer and not by the student.
It could be a field in the student profile.

 

Does anyone know anything that provides a functionality like this on Canvas?

 

 

Cheers

B

 

 

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jerry_nguyen
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@Bobby-Nourani 

It's not a diary but yes, the trainer can add a private note to each student through the Gradebook.

  1. Open Gradebook (or "Mark")
  2. Click on "View" menu then select "Notes"
  3. A new column will appear

AddStudentNote.JPG

These notes are only visible to the trainer through gradebook

 

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@Bobby-Nourani 

There is no such function at the account level, at least through the User Interface (UI)

But you can add custom data/note to each student profile through Canvas API (https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/users.html#method.custom_data.set_data). However, you will need to develop an external application to create or view the data

 

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Chris_Munzo
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@Bobby-Nourani  Our Dropout Detective analytics solution is an overall student performance / retention tool and it includes a Notes function.  The notes are tied to the student record and viewable at the course and account levels.  So instructors could share notes about a student with advisors, as well as place a student on "alert."  

Lucas - Notes.jpg

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jerry_nguyen
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@Bobby-Nourani 

It's not a diary but yes, the trainer can add a private note to each student through the Gradebook.

  1. Open Gradebook (or "Mark")
  2. Click on "View" menu then select "Notes"
  3. A new column will appear

AddStudentNote.JPG

These notes are only visible to the trainer through gradebook

 

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Thanks for the quick reply.

Yes but this is in the course level. We need something in the account level.

 

 

cheers

@Bobby-Nourani 

There is no such function at the account level, at least through the User Interface (UI)

But you can add custom data/note to each student profile through Canvas API (https://canvas.instructure.com/doc/api/users.html#method.custom_data.set_data). However, you will need to develop an external application to create or view the data

 

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Chris_Munzo
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@Bobby-Nourani  Our Dropout Detective analytics solution is an overall student performance / retention tool and it includes a Notes function.  The notes are tied to the student record and viewable at the course and account levels.  So instructors could share notes about a student with advisors, as well as place a student on "alert."  

Lucas - Notes.jpg

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