Advaced Features Canvas Course Design

View Analytics & Course Statistics

Analytics evaluate individual components of a course and student performance. Course Statistics is less robust than Analytics and provides instructors with a view of which content within a course students are viewing.

Course Analytics has four main sections:

  • Activity – This view allows the instructor to see when students view a page or participate in the course.
  • Assignments – This view allows the instructor to view if students submit the assignment on-time, late, or not at all.
  • Grades – This view presents instructors with a quick view of the distribution of grades in the course.
  • Student Analytics – This view shows page view, participation, assignments, and current score for every student in the course.

To learn more about Analytics and Course Statistics, feel free to view the Course Analytics Video and the Analytics and Statistics Tutorials on this page.

Course Analytics Video

Analytics and Statistics Tutorials

Advaced Features Canvas Course Design

Managing Sections

Courses and sections work together in Canvas. Sections help subdivide students within a course and offer section-specific options such as varied due dates for assignments, discussions, and quizzes. Sections can also be used to create student groups.

Think of the Course as the location where students will:

  • access course content
  • interact with the instructor
  • interact with other students

Sections are groups of students created to manage administrative differences within the course. Each section still has access to the content within the course as well as the instructor and other students. However, the Sections allows the instructor to:

  • Manage different instructional timelines
  • Vary assignment due dates by Section
  • View/Manage grades by Section
  • Assign TAs or Facilitators to specific Sections for grading

At the Geisel School of Medicine, Sections will likely be used to:

  • Manage Clerkship Rotations
  • Manage OnDoctoring Facilitator Groups
  • Manage Small Group discussions

To learn more about Sections, feel free to view the Sections Tutorials on this page.

Sections Tutorials