We are new to Canvas and interested to see if our faculty are using the Conferences feature (Big Blue Button). Does anyone know of where to find usage stats for this tool?
Hi Kate and Kona,
I am the product manager for BigBlueButton. While I work at Blindside Networks and can't speak on behalf of Instructure, I can answer your question.
Your Canvas rep can pull some high-level data on how much Canvas Conferences has been used.
They usually do this as part of the process for the Premium Tier of hosting for Canvas Conferences (with the permanent recordings).
Just reach out to your Canvas rep and don't hesitate to post any follow-up questions.
Regards,... FredBigBlueButton Product Manager
(I also moonlight as the CEO of Blindside Networks)
Kate, on the front-end of Canvas there isn't a way that I know of to see which faculty and/or students are using Conferences. Yet, this is a very interesting question and now you've got me wondering how to get this information. My guess is that it would involving the Canvas API or Canvas Data. Because of this I'm going to share this with the Canvas Developers group in the Community to see if they can help. In addition, I'm tagging Fred Dixon (resident expert on Big Blue Button) to see if he has any suggestions.
Looking forward to seeing what we can find out!
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