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Analytics - Include Last Login and Last Participation Date at Top

Analytics - Include Last Login and Last Participation Date at Top

I'd like to propose an improvement to the Analytics screen for instructors.  Right now, the instructor has to look at the Access Report to see the last time that a student participated, or look carefully at the graphs on the Analytics screen.  We have tried training our faculty to find this date, but there is still a lot of confusion, and I have sent faculty a PDF of the Access Report that clearly had the last participation date, and they still report the wrong date.  We need the dates available for faculty to easily access and not have room for error/interpretation, and this has major implications for financial aid reporting to federal and state auditors and to our students who depend on financial aid to continue their coursework.  See below for screenshot with proposed information added at top of the Analytics report for a student.

 

Note:  Canvas Data does not solve this problem as this information needs to be in our faculty's hands for entering grades and reporting Last Date of Attendance.

 

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14 Comments
Surveyor II

Hi millerjm@seminolestate.edu​ !  I'm with Tampa-based Alliance Partner - AspirEDU​ and we can solve this problem for you.  (And by the way, my son is a 2014 graduate of Seminole State!)

Our Dropout Detective solution provides the following screens for instructors.  We have other views for administrators like you.  I spoke to and demo'ed to Christine Broeker two weeks ago, so please check with her.  Thank you!

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Community Coach
Community Coach

Thank you for your submission, millerjm@seminolestate.edu​. This idea will be open for voting next voting cycle. I will also share this idea with the Canvas Data​ team. Smiley Happy

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This idea has moved to the next stage and will be open for voting among the Canvas Community, from Wed. January 6, 2016 - Wed. April 6, 2016.

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For anyone interested in this topic, be sure to RSVP to the CanvasLIVE event Obtaining Access Report Data for an Entire Class , which is coming up this Friday, February 3, 2017. RSVP “yes” if you will be there--and if you’re interested, but your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend in real time, RSVP "no" or "maybe" to receive all event updates. Your RSVP ensures that you will receive a notification should the event be cancelled or changed.

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This idea will remain in the open voting forum as an idea related to https://community.canvaslms.com/community/ideas/analytics?sr=search&searchId=be88cb27-d962-4a3f-9a31...

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Community Team
Community Team

Greetings.  In the Canvas Beta Release Notes (2018-02-06) there is a new inclusion of the Last Attended Date in the people tab.  It does not complete this idea, but it seems like a step in the direction you were seeking?

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Adventurer

Hi Renee, 

Thanks for letting me know! 

It doesn't really accomplish what we were hoping for - using the analytics to obtain that "last participation date" but it's a step in the right direction. 

Down the road, perhaps giving the institution a bit of flexibility to have an admin set what that could be automatically populated as as an account-level setting regarding activity in the class and what that could be set at using the class analytics would make this a powerful tool.  For example, we determine last participation date as turning in a graded assignment, but another institution may interpret this differently regarding federal, state or accreditation guidelines or institution policies.  

Joni

Surveyor

This is something we've struggled with since adopting Canvas 5 years ago...  I know Canvas already has some definition of "participation" since we can see checkmarks on the admin page views tool.  I really wish that data could be compiled and visible to teachers as well (preferably with a last participation date next to the last login date).  It would be a huge win for everyone at our institution.  Even better than this would be millerjm@seminolestate.edu‌'s suggestion to let the institution define "participation" in their own way, but I know this would be a LOT of work on Instructure's side.  I'd at least settle for teacher's view of the current Instructure algorithm for participation