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Hi @erinhmcmillan ! Sorry to be dense, but I can't seem to find the New Analytics configuration menu on beta. Is it supposed appear in the options menu for New Analytics on Apps > View App Configurations?
The University of Wisconsin release notes teams has a lot of feedback about this. I am going to place it all in this one comment to try to consolidate.
I quite like this new feature, especially being able to adjust the attendance settings. This way we can track if students are making use of Conferences to catch up with their teacher one-on-one.
I wish though that these analytical reports could be downloaded as a jpeg or pdf instead of csv.
We especially agree with item #2 above. The criteria will be different in each class depending on the nature of the class and the types of activities students are asked to engage in. Has any consideration been given to allow the instructor to toggle the criteria on and off instead of giving them a read only view.
It appears this new feature meets a need we have for meeting Title IV compliance. There is a report called "User Course Access Log" that met this need until we switched to New Quizzes. Now it doesn't work for us because the New Quizzes aren't included in the report. Anyway, this New Analytics Attendance does have a check box for submitting a quiz, so this helps us.
We also have a third-party attendance tool we use because it works with our fob attendance and it covers Zoom attendance so our on-campus classes don't need another attendance tool. But our Online group needs a report that keys off of a student taking a "Date of Attendance" test. Is there a way that an administrator can run a report that covers all of the courses in a sub-account?
I believe — even in this era of hybrid learning — there is a common understanding of course attendance as presence. Posting in a discussion, submitting an assignment or taking a quiz is participation - not attendance. Participating in a conference - ok that could be construed as attendance — but since that will only work for Big Blue Button conferences, it leaves us, and I suspect many others, out in the cold. It takes only a moment's thought to see that counting participations while ignoring the quality of the participation is absurd. It's why I so dislike the star Participation and Page Views ratings in the Student Context Card, but fortunately our Canvas users seem to give those the attention they deserve which is none. Many good suggestions have been made for improving the Roll Call attendance LTI and I would much sooner see that application be gettin' some love than this effort, which I believe at our institution will garner very little interest, except perhaps as an example of the McDonaldization of pedagogy.