I'm wondering how much time Canvas users spend using Canvas on a mobile device, and how this compares to desktop usage. Are there any general numbers? And how can we find these numbers for our institution?
Tobe, greetings! I’m not sure of the answer to your question, but I’m going to share this with the Canvas Mobile Users Group group to see if they can help.
Hi Tobe Baeyens,
I'm not sure if you can find that information through Canvas directly. This would include the Canvas Data and anything you can pull from Canvas web as an admin. The big reason is the mobile app doesn't really have a defined start and end time for a session. It's kind of always "on" and works differently from Canvas web.
At UCF, we use Google Analytics to find out the different in web/phone/tablet users. Although this only tells us how people handle the mobile web, it's still probably a fairly accurate depiction of how users are interacting with Canvas on different platforms.
Here are stats I pulled from last spring (Webcourses is our brand for Canvas at UCF):
As you can see the smartphone session time is much lower than a computer and still only half of a tablet.
If you want to install Google Analytics on your Canvas instance, you can see this information. More information on that is here: How to Set Up Google Analytics for Canvas
Hope this helps.
Were you able to find an answer to your question? I am going to go ahead and mark this question as answered because there hasn't been any more activity in a while so I assume that you have the information that you need. If you still have a question about this or if you have information that you would like to share with the community, by all means, please do come back and leave a comment. Also, if this question has been answered by one of the previous replies, please feel free to mark that answer as correct.
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