Renee Carney

Analytics 2: Student Activity Metrics & Visualization

Discussion created by Renee Carney Administrator on May 11, 2018

Student Activity is a prototype service for teachers that’s designed to give teachers insight into their students’ course level behaviors and how this may or may not help their students succeed in that course. This is the first iteration on a bigger vision for Canvas Analytics.



Because feedback and data are core to our development process, we are reaching out to the community and looking for interested educators. The current version of Student Activity is experimental—iteration is expected—it is very early in the process.  


Right now, we are looking for educators willing to participate in a test experiment. If you participate, you (the instructor) would receive a weekly Student Activity report via your Canvas Inbox. Any teacher that enables this in their course(s) will provide us with insight into its usefulness and ease of use. Your course may be a good fit for this experiment if it falls into one or more of the following criteria:

  • Blended or fully online courses
  • History of teaching the same course in prior semesters
  • Have a course this summer
  • Make use of multiple assignments throughout a course



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