Renee Carney

Analytics 2: Student Activity Metrics & Visualization

Discussion created by Renee Carney Administrator on May 11, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2018 by Renee Carney

Canvas X is where we seek your input on experiments from our secret pandaworks lab!

It's all about starting small, measuring, and learning our way forward!


Student Activity is a prototype service for teachers that’s designed to give teachers insight into their students’ course activity behaviors and how this may or may not help their students succeed in that course.


Because feedback is 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 selected to participate, you (the instructor) would receive a Student Activity report. If you are interested in participating you would be providing us with qualitative feedback (i.e. direct feedback about your thoughts on the report).

Your course may be a good fit for this experiment if it falls into one or more of the following criteria:

  • Blended or fully  courses
  • History of teaching the same course in prior semesters
  • Have a course this in August/September 2018
  • Make use of multiple assignments throughout a course


The Volunteer Window has closed.  Watch the CanvasX space of the Ideas for future summaries and opportunities.


Privacy Notice: Canvas is committed to keeping you and your student’s personal information private. All participants will be able to opt out at any time. Any and all use of the data from this experiment will be used to make Canvas a better product and not shared publicly without express prior consent.


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*Content Updated 8/7/18