Tip Sheet: Canvas Course Analytics
Canvas provides a lot of data on user activity within a course. While looking at this data, it is important to keep your course design in mind because it provides more context into the data you are looking at. In this brief guide, we highlight some of the analytics that are provided as part of a course in Canvas.
How do I access Canvas Analytics?
Step 1: Open Course
Start by opening your course.
Step 2: View Course Analytics
On the right menu, you should see “View Course Analytics” button.
Step 3: View students’ analytics data
Here you can view individual student analytics data.
Step 4: Toggle analytics graph
Finally, you can toggle between data displayed in a graph or table. There are four types of graphs you can see for each student: Activity by Date, Communication, Submissions, and Grades.
Individual Student Analytics
Below is a breakdown of the options available to you as an instructor when viewing individual student analytics within the course. The best source to read more about the options below is to visit Instructure’s documentation on student analytics within a course.
Option: Activity by date
This graph shows page views and participation broken down by months.
This data shows the exchange in the conversation between the student and instructor at different times.
This data shows the student’s assignments and submissions and whether they are on time, late, missing, or scheduled for a future date.
This graph shows the student’s assignments in conjunction with the class high, low, and average.