Event Date & Time
Please note the Hackathon has been cancelled.
Join us for the 2020 Spring Learning Analytics Hackathon!
Did you know that Canvas includes an API for accessing and modifying your learning data in your own programs and scripts? Have you ever wanted to build a web application using Canvas data to improve your learning and the learning of your peers? Please join us for a UBC Learning Analytics Hackathon on March 13 and 14th! This 1.5 day event will guide you through the process of building a dashboard using your own Canvas data as well as other data sources!
If you already have programming experience, we have also designed materials that will get you set up with a basic dashboard quickly, with lots of flexibility and ideas for you to develop more advanced tools and visualizations. Innovative designs that go beyond our scaffolded material could be invited to become part of a UBC Learning Analytics pilot.
If you have the desire to explore educational data, or to even just learn more about learning analytics, programming, data analysis and/or visualization, then we are looking for you to join us! We will provide data, space (this event will be hosted in the Sauder Learning Labs), mentoring, and food. Students with any level of experience are welcome!
More Event Details
Don’t see what you’re looking for here? First read through the Hackathon repo. If you still have questions, feel free to contact Craig Thompson (craig.thompson (at) ubc.ca) or Alison Myers (alison.myers (at) sauder.ubc.ca) !
Want to learn more about Learning Analytics Hackathons? Read and watch about previous hackathons here.
Friday March 13th, 5:00pm-7:30pm
- Design Thinking Workshop
- Social (with pizza!)
Saturday March 14th, 9:30am-5:30pm
- Hackathon (with free breakfast and lunch)! You’ll be working through the materials we provide, or coming up with something new!
Preparing for the Hackathon
What do you need to bring?
- A coffee mug and water bottle!
- Laptop and power cables.
Things you might want to do beforehand?