Exploring How Canvas Analytics Can Be Used to Improve Teaching and Learning Outcomes – July 18 2018

Event Date & Time

  • July 18, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Description

⚒ Hands-on Session

Canvas course analytics and quiz statistics are potentially useful tools for understanding how students are engaging with course materials and designs. This information can be used for better insight into, and assessment of, effective online teaching and design methods as well as identifying specific areas of challenge and success for students. This workshop will show participants how to locate and use basic analytics such as activity, submissions, participation, and page views in Canvas and how to think about that information in terms of how student engagement and refining teaching practices. Participants will also learn how to interpret various activity graphs and evaluate quizzes and quiz questions for effectiveness and discuss best practices for evaluating student progress and helping struggling students.

This hands-on workshop will also explore new and emerging analytics tools and engage participants in a discussion about what features and feedback could make learning analytics even more useful for instructors and students. Please bring a laptop.

Participants will:

  • Explore the learning analytics dashboard in Canvas
  • View how students are interacting with course materials
  • View Canvas quiz statistics and logs
  • Gain insight into how analytics can be used to improve instructional design and student learning
  • Discuss features or functionalities that would make analytics more useful for improving student learning
  • Learn about additional learning analytics tools and projects being piloted at UBC.


  • Craig Thompson, Research Analyst, UBC Learning Analytics Pilot, CTLT
  • Will Engle, Strategist, Open Education Initiatives, CTLT
  • Emily Renoe, Educational Consultant, Learning Technologies, CTLT


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.