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We have obscured the user ids so join keys can be shared without sharing actual Canvas IDs

Question asked by Reno Giovannetti on Apr 22, 2016
Latest reply on May 4, 2016 by Reno Giovannetti

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?

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