With our new normal of remote teaching and learning, many instructors have questions about how to track learner participation in their courses. Participation can easily be tracked with the built-in Course Analytics Report and Course Access Report in Canvas.
How can I determine if a student has been active in my Canvas course?
How can I find out more details about an individual student?
- The content that the student has viewed.
- The number of times that the student viewed the content. A view is counted each time a student navigates to the URL where the content resides or downloads an attachment.
- The number of times that the student participated (if applicable, such as posting to a discussion or submitting an assignment).
- The last time that the student viewed the content.
- Participations are defined as students taking action in the course, and the following student actions will generate analytics course participation:
- Assignments: submits an assignment
- Collaborations: loads a collaboration to view/edit a document
- Conferences: joins a Canvas web conference (Zoom or other external conference tool activity is not tracked)
- Discussions: posts a new comment to a discussion
- Pages: creates a page
- Quizzes: starts taking a quiz or submits a quiz
- Page Views are defined as each time a student looks at content or downloads. When you look in the Access Report, it includes things like the index pages (People, Assignments, Discussions, Grades, etc.) as well as the actual content within single assignments, discussions, quizzes, content pages, or files. Mobile page view data is included.