After mid-term is a good time for instructors to track and analyze what students, observers, and/or designers are doing within their course. In Canvas course analytics (Course Home Page -> View Course Analytics), the activity section plots the time and the total of a student’s page views and/or participation in the course. The submissions section summarizes students assignment submission in terms of on-time, late, or not at all. The grades section use a box and whisker plot to show the distribution of grades in the course. Last but not the least, the student analytics shows page view, participation, assignments, and current score for every student in the course.

By using the analytics tool, the instructor is able 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, and/or see a quick view of what your students are achieving in your course.

For more details, please refer to this guide (

ALSO, check out some of our archived video interviews with faculty about how they use LMS analytics in their courses: 

What data are you checking in your course?

Describe an intervention or revision informed by course data

The benefits of using data: show your students that effort counts


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