How do instructors retain previous semester student data for easy(easiest) access down the road?
I mean I "conclude" the course before the start of the new semester and Canvas says the student data is "archived" but what does that really mean? How can I get to their old assignments not just the gradebook. What if I need download a previous semester students assignment submission?
I have been-- exporting course, concluding course, exporting again, importing course into new semester shell. But getting back to the old student work is very time consuming this way and not without some challenges.
I got interrupted while writing my first reply, and did not see your clarification.
How courses are concluded at your school impacts faculty ability to access concluded courses. However, your Canvas Admin can always get you access to any of your past courses.
But don't you need to "conclude" the course before importing old modules and such into new semester shell? If I import old course into new shell without "concluding" doesn't it import old students too? I don't want old stus in new semester course shell as it gets populated through SIS.
Hi again, Sterling!
No! When you import content from an old term's course into a new term it only includes course content and most settings. Neither students nor student submissions and grades are copied over.
I hope this helps.
Hi Sterling Worrell
You retain student data, by retaining your courses. Canvas course are retained indefinitely, and should never be reused or revised after term end. The practice should be to create a new section shell for each term, and if appropriate, copy your content over into the new term. Copied content includes no student data nor submissions. You can learn more about course-copy at How do I copy content from another Canvas course?
I hope this helps,
No one out there with a nice tip or shortcut for more easily accessing past (semesters) student assignments and such??? Would love to hear how other teachers/institutions do it.
I am going to go ahead and change this into a Discussion as there does not seem to be a single, correct answer.
I'm going to share this with some more groups K-12 and Higher Education to see if more faculty will participate on your discussion.
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