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What triggers a "participation" in analytics?

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When looking at the Course Analytics for student activity by date, what constitutes "participation"? If they click on a link on a page to watch a video or online lecture, will that trigger a participation? Or is it only something like a discussion or assignment?  In our online/blended courses, we are trying to figure out how to tell is students are viewing the online lectures.

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Charlotte,

According to https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10299 usually "participation" is something that involves an action on part of the student (beyond just viewing a page).

The following user actions will generate analytics course participation:

  • Announcements: posts an announcement (instructor)
  • Announcements: posts a new comment to an announcement
  • Assignments: updates an assignment's settings or description (instructor)
  • Assignments: submits an assignment (student)
  • Collaborations: loads a collaboration to view/edit a document
  • Conferences: joins a web conference
  • Discussions: posts a new comment to a discussion
  • Pages: creates a wiki page
  • Quizzes: submits a quiz (student)
  • Quizzes: starts taking a quiz (student)Calendar: updates a calendar event's settings or description (instructor)

[Thanks to kona@richland.edu‌ for an earlier reply providing this info.]

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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Charlotte,

According to https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10299 usually "participation" is something that involves an action on part of the student (beyond just viewing a page).

The following user actions will generate analytics course participation:

  • Announcements: posts an announcement (instructor)
  • Announcements: posts a new comment to an announcement
  • Assignments: updates an assignment's settings or description (instructor)
  • Assignments: submits an assignment (student)
  • Collaborations: loads a collaboration to view/edit a document
  • Conferences: joins a web conference
  • Discussions: posts a new comment to a discussion
  • Pages: creates a wiki page
  • Quizzes: submits a quiz (student)
  • Quizzes: starts taking a quiz (student)Calendar: updates a calendar event's settings or description (instructor)

[Thanks to kona@richland.edu‌ for an earlier reply providing this info.]

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Why aren't my NEW quiz submissions showing up as participations?