I was trying to use the requests file to collect information on the number of students accessing their course home page over a one week period. I noted that a lot of the activity in the course would be from the instructor, so I attempted to map the user_id in the requests file to the user_id in the user_dim file When I did this I found that the user_id in the requests file is not the id for the actual user that made the request. Is this true or am I missing something?
In the FAQ for canvas data there is a statement:
We have obscured the user ids so join keys can be shared without sharing actual Canvas IDs
Is that what is going on?