CPD Canvas Studio: Analytics


An image of watching a video on a laptopThis 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.

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How do I view reports for an assessment in New Quizzes? (Canvas Guide)



Image of a calculatorThe 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.

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Once I publish a quiz, what kinds of quiz statistics are available? (Canvas Guide)



Analytics information flowing across a screenThis 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.

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Canvas: New Analytics Overview (video)



A laptop showing chartsThis 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.

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Canvas: What is New Analytics ?


What is New Analytics ? – Canvas Community (canvaslms.com)

An open laptop showing graphs and chartsThis 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.

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