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I am trying to determine if the student submitted a discussion or not... I see this in the reports... 17 at 11:19pm --Safari 10.1 17 at 11:19pm --Safari 10.1

the word submit is throwing me off.. What does that mean... there is no time spent and nothing else... They claim they submitted it but I do not see any evidence..

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Community Coach

vartouhi.asherian, I'd recommend digging a bit deeper and looking at the CSV file for the Page Views. You can find this by going to the Student's account page (on the Admin side) and then for Page Views scroll to the right and in the top right corner is the option to download the CSV file.

From there what you're looking for are "Discussion_topics_api" (this is under the Controller column) - this records when a student posted to a discussion. You can then look at the url to see if it was listed as "entries" (meaning initial post) or "replies" (meaning a reply to someone's post). You can tell this by looking at the end of the URL.


In addition, if you are looking at the main Page Views screen then you would look for a check mark in the Participated column. This indicates that the person actually participated (posted, replied, etc) to that item.

Hope this helps!

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Thank you … this is all I see… see attached.

This does not give me any indication that it is submitted. The student says they have…

They have clicked on it but not submitted anything. Or could it be a browser issue.. they are using Safari 10.1

Is there a reason you can't get the CSV file? It's part of Page Views.

And no, what you have does not indicate that they actually submitted anything. What you need to look at is the CSV file for Page Views. If you can't get it then you need to request it from your Canvas Admin or Canvas Support (Help link --> Report a Problem).

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Community Coach

 @vartouhi_asehri ‌,

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.