select the desired content for column A and column B (optional)
Select if the groups must be listed vertically or horizontally
Download groups data
To start downloading
find the course ID of the course from which the report needs to be generated in the address bar
fill in the Course ID in the worksheet at cell B2 (e.g. 200)
click the button Download data from Canvas to create the report
In the top-left corner the download progress is displayed in percentages.
To cancel the download process click the button Download data from Canvas again (only while download progress is less than 100%, otherwise downloading would start again).
If in Settings, Content column B can be set to blank, but if a type of content is selected, an extra column containing that information is added:
If in Settings, List groups is set to Horizontal, group sets and groups will be displayed in row 5 and 6 respectively instead of column A and B:
Group leaders will be displayed in italics.
To easily distinguish the group members, the cell background colour can be set as default in cells I2 and J2.
1.0 (July 24, 2017)
1.1 (August 3, 2017)
"group" Unassigned added, displaying unassigned students per group set
Sections information is added to the comments per enrolment
In Settings, options to select Sections for column A or B are available
1.2 (November 21, 2018)
Bug fix: login id was missing from the data
1.3 (July 29, 2020)
Updated the processing of API pagination (Instructure changed the method regarding the enrolments API) to accommodate for both the old and the new method.
Disclaimer: use this workbook at your own risk (I cannot be held responsible for any undesired consequences). This Excel workbook only reads from Canvas, never writes to it and should not have any negative effect on Canvas in terms of integrity or performance.
First try it on your test environmenthttps://yourinstitution.test.instructure.com (slow performance is expected and may cause time-out errors) before using it on production
Check samples from reports with actual data in Canvas or in case your student(s) get accounted for their activities in groups as Canvas is the most reliable source
Suggestion: save the workbook as a template (xltm file) after entering the settings so you can always start with a fresh and clean workbook so you will be prompted to save it. Keep in mind that if you don't save the file in a macro-enabled workbook format (xlsm), running the report again will not work any more as it requires the macro functionality to run.
I created this workbook largely in my own spare time (for fun, to learn, to share and because I can), so huge amounts of support can't be expected
Leave your comments in case you are using it, if it makes your work easier or more fun