5 x 5 minute videos to quickly get up and running with Canvas. These videos will get you started with an overview of Canvas, how to build and manage a course, and how to create and manage course content.
This resource can be found within the CPD-Canvas Studio course. It provides a screenshot and video giving a very brief overview of the analytics that are available for media that resides in Canvas studio. Canvas Studio analytics are called ‘Insights’ as they give an insight into how videos are performing, right down to the individual level. This resource is intentionally basic and more information on Canvas Studio analytics can be found in this Canvas Guide (https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-9687-50736657095). It is also worth pointing out some limitations of Canvas Studio Insights that have been raised here (https://community.canvaslms.com/thread/37887-improvements-to-studio-insights-needed) by a Canvas community member.
The first part of this brief Canvas guide gives an overview of the analytics reports that can be derived from a New Quizzes quiz and how to access them. It takes you into the ‘Reports’ area of New Quizzes and shows you how to obtain overall quiz statistics e.g. mean score as well as statistics for individual quiz questions e.g. the number and percentage of students who chose each answer choice. It does not cover analytics relating to an individual student’s quiz attempts as this information is accessed from the ‘Moderate’ area of New Quizzes rather than the ‘Reports’ area. Resources on the New Quizzes Moderation page can be found in the Canvas Guides online.
This Canvas Guide introduces you to the quiz statistics available for Classic Quizzes (not New Quizzes). This includes an overall quiz summary e.g. average score, average time to complete etc. plus a breakdown of each question. The breakdown shows the percentage of students that chose each answer along with the names of the students. Quiz statistics can be filtered on section if you have multiple sections of students on your course. As well as these quiz statistics the resource shows you how to download an analysis of individual student performance (Student Analysis) and of the effectiveness of each multiple choice and true/false question (Item Analysis). This is a relatively comprehensive guide.
This informative 6 minute video is part of Canvas’ Tutorial Video Series. It introduces the viewer to Canvas’ New Analytics fuctionality, providing an orientation of its features. The resource also includes a downloadable video transcript file. There are two main viewing options for New Analytics: Weekly online activity and Course Grade. Weekly online activity shows the average number of page views and course participation and allows you to visually compare an individual student or section to the average.
The Course Grade view shows average grades for all Assignments, Discussions and Quizzes in a course and allows you to compare an individual student or section to the average. Both options allow you to dig deeper into individual student analytics. New Analytics has the facility to message individual or groups of students directly e.g. those who have late submissions and a record of all messages sent between student and instructor using Canvas’ Inbox tool is available visually in New Analytics. Overall this is a clear and comprehensive introduction.
This Canvas Guide introduces you to Canvas’ New Analytics tool and links to further resources which explain in detail what information you can expect to extract about your course and how to extract it. Instructors can view the analytics for a course to track and analyse what students, observers, and/or designers are doing within the course. Course analytics can be used to:
Predict how students react to course activities
See which students are at-risk and need help
View how effective your teaching strategies are in allowing students to learn
See a quick view of what your students are achieving in your course
This is not the most user friendly guide at first glance but it had some useful links to more detailed information about New Analytics.
This self-paced online module sits in the Canvas Essentials course. All staff in the university have automatic access to it and the course will appear in your list of courses on Canvas where you are enrolled as a student. This module provides an overview of the following Canvas tools: Announcements, Discussions, Chat, Inbox, Calendar Appointment Groups and editable Pages. It also covers Canvas Groups.
From an assessment and feedback perspective the course provides an introduction to the use of Discussions, Wikis and Groups as a useful starting point for the consideration of these as alternative assessments. Its main focus is for academic and professional services administration staff who wish to build communication and collaboration into their courses. This topic will also be available in the future as a limited taught Zoom and/or face to face session bookable through Eventbrite https://www.swansea.ac.uk/canvas/training-and-events/
This self-paced online module sits in the Canvas Essentials course. All staff in the university have automatic access to it and the course will appear in your list of courses on Canvas where you are enrolled as a student. This session provides an understanding of the application of quizzes and surveys within Canvas, including the use of various question types. This builds on the knowledge gained from Assessment and Feedback 1, and should be completed after it. This session has been devised for academic and professional services administration staff involved in managing quizzes and surveys. This topic will also be available in the future as a limited taught Zoom and/or face to face session bookable through Eventbrite https://www.swansea.ac.uk/canvas/training-and-events/
A Canvas Community post that covers some intermediate page editing techniques, such as adding padding around an image and floating text. It offers useful links to acessibility resources and covers some ‘mobile-first’ design principles. It is a good starting point for those who do not have any knowledge of web design/coding, and explains simple techniques in a clear and understandable manner. Although it also suggest the use of icons, Swansea University does have an Icon set available for use.