This document describes the Canvas New Analytics feature and provides links to additional resources about learning analytics.
Like all Learning Analytics tools, New Analytics can give instructors insight into their course and allow them to ask and answer certain questions.
It is important to note that while New Analytics can reveal certain patterns and comparisons, it does not and cannot provide an explanation for those patterns and comparisons.
To get more information, please refer to Canvas Community: New Analytics.
Check out DoIT Academic Technology's guide, What are the pedagogical uses of learning analytics?
Enter your course, and select Settings.
Select the Feature Options tab.
Find the option labeled New Course and Student Analytics and toggle the button to the on (green) position.
To add New Analytics, go to your course and click on Settings in the navigation bar.
Under Settings, select the Navigation tab.
Find New Analytics by scrolling to the bottom of the page. Click on the three dots next to New Analytics and then click Enable. Finally, make sure you click Save at the bottom of the screen.
New Analytics will now appear in your navigation bar. (Note: Though it is in your navigation bar, New Analytics will not be visible to students.)
In addition to the more robust New Analytics tool, Canvas offers built-in course analytics, visible from your course page.
This Instructure guide describes what information is available under Course Analytics, and how to access the page.