Canvas New Analytics: Viewing Chart and Data Tables

Summary: New Analytics allows you to track average course grades for student submissions using an interactive chart graph. Data is for viewing only and cannot directly be changed. You can view analytics in both active and concluded courses.

Course Average Analytics

image of the course analytics, explanations listed below
  • The average course grade is the average of all student totals from the Gradebook.

  • Course analytics will show you student activity, assignment submissions, grades, and student names.

  • Page views and participation metrics include an aggregate across all devices, including Canvas mobile apps.

  • Only active and completed student enrollments are included in data for New Analytics. Deleted or inactive user enrollments will not generate data.

  • By default, the analytics page displays an interactive chart graph of all data. However, you can switch and view data within a table at any time.

Pro Tips:

  • If you cannot view the New Analytics link in Course Navigation, you may have to make the link visible via the Navigation tab in Course Settings. If the New Analytics link is not available in the Navigation tab, your institution has disabled this feature.

  • Data is refreshed in New Analytics every 24 hours. Please confirm the time the data was last updated in the course, as content may be outdated compared to recent course activity and student submissions.

  • In order for New Analytics to display in Canvas, third-party cookies may need to be enabled in your browser settings.

Data Table

How do I view average course grade analytics in a data table in New Analytics?

screenshot of the three dots on the Canvas Analytics page.  The Chart Options are Data Table or Display Shapes.
  • By default, the analytics page displays an interactive analytics chart graph of all course grade data. However, you can choose to view analytics data as a table by percentage.

  • Data is for viewing only and cannot directly be changed. You can view analytics in both active and concluded courses.

  • New Analytics allows you to track an average course grade for student submissions.

  • The average course grade is the average of all student totals from the Gradebook.

  • Course analytics will show you student activity, assignment submissions, grades, and student names.

  • Page views and participation metrics include an aggregate across all devices, including Canvas mobile apps.

  • Only active student enrollments are included in data for New Analytics.

Pro Tips:

  • If you cannot view the New Analytics link in Course Navigation, you may have to make the link visible via the Navigation tab in Course Settings. If the New Analytics link is not available in the Navigation tab, your institution has disabled this feature.

  • Data is refreshed in New Analytics every 24 hours. Please confirm the time the data was last updated in the course, as content may be outdated compared to recent course activity and student submissions.

  • In order for New Analytics to display in Canvas, third-party cookies may need to be enabled in your browser settings.

Instructions on How to View Interactive Chart Graph or Data Table

Compare Course Data

1) Go to the Canvas Course and Open New Analytics

  • Open Canvas Course you want to work in In Global Navigation, click the Courses link, then click the name of the course.

  • Open New Analytics

    • To open New Analytics, click the New Analytics link in Course Navigation or click the New Analytics button in the Course Home Page.

  • Open Course Grade Analytics.

  • Click the Course Grade tab.

  • View Data Status.

    • For reporting accuracy, the page displays the last time analytics data was last updated. Data is refreshed in New Analytics every 24 hours.

2) Use the Filter

  • The analytics page is dynamic based on filtered content. By default, all results display the course average, which cannot be removed.

  • You can also view the average grade percentage for all students, which is not affected by any filter.

  • For analytical comparisons, you can compare graph data by filtering a se

Filter by Assignment

  • By default, analytics selects all assignment types to display within the page.

  • Each assignment in the chart displays the appropriate icon for each visible assignment type.

  • To view additional assignments, click and drag the scrollbar.

  • Note: At least one assignment type is required at all times.

  • To filter by assignment type, remove the checkbox next to the assignment type.

  • The chart dynamically updates the results based on the assignment type selected or removed in the filter.

View Student Table

On the Students tab, you can also view the specific students that are part of each filter. For each student, the table displays the following data:

Students

the list of students in the course sorted by last name

Grade

current course grade

On Time

the percent of assignments submitted on or before a due date

Last Participation

the date the student last interacted with the course

Last Page View

the date the student last accessed the course

Page Views

the total page views for the student

Participations

the total participations for the student

  • By default, the students table displays 25 students at a time. You can view additional pages in the pagination bar.

  • By default, the table sorts by last name, first name. However, you can sort any column in ascending or descending order by clicking the heading name. The sorted column is indicated by the sort arrow.

  • To send a message to students whose grades or submissions are within specific criteria, click the Message button.

Export Table CSV

  • To export analytics data as a CSV file, click the Download button.

  • CSV data is exported according to the filtered data.

  • CSV files display a student's full name, sortable name, Canvas user ID, SIS user ID or email (if applicable), overall course grade, the percent that assignments have been on time, the last page view time, the last participation time, and the last time the student logged out.


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