Admins can enable New Analytics with the Course and User Analytics feature option.
New Analytics has been enabled in the beta environment by default, and institutions can turn it on as they'd like in production. New Analytics won't be enabled for all institutions in the production environment until posted in Upcoming Canvas Changes.
When the New Analytics feature option is turned on, it takes up to 24 hours for data to display. After that, new data is updated every 24 hours.
Learn more about analytics page views and participations.
The Average Grade is the average of all student totals from the Gradebook.
Yes, if they have permission to view analytics, they can access their analytics through the People page.
New Analytics is enabled by the New Course and User Analytics feature option in Account Settings. Canvas admins may choose to not enable New Analytics at this time by not enabling the feature option.
New Analytics has a few notable differences as noted in New vs. Old Analytics:
In order to ensure a responsive and scalable experience for users, the new New Analytics data refreshes every 24 hours. A time stamp is included above the chart indicating when the last refresh was completed.
Assignments are displayed by due date with the most recent due date on the right. Assignments without a due date are on the far right.
For more information, please see the New Analytics: Known Issues page.
Use of the tool will not change the underlying data. Users will be able to send messages directly from Analytics, which may increase the use of messages. However, the data itself is not affected.
The dimensions that affect Canvas performance are student enrollment and assignments. Courses can be large in either or both of those dimensions. To test the scalability of Analytics we use a metric we call course weight, which is calculated simply by multiplying the number of students by the number of assignments: Course Weight = # of Students X # of Assignments.
For our testing we successfully tested up to a course weight of 50,000. Any courses with a higher course weight may not load. However, any loading behavior in courses with a course weight of less than 50,000 (which is 99.7% of all courses in Canvas) should be reported to the Canvas support team.
The Ideas space is a great place to provide feedback to the product and design teams.
Only enrolled, active students are included in data for New Analytics.
The roadmap for New Analytics includes the following upcoming releases:
Available updates for these releases will be noted in Release Notes: Canvas LMS.