If you want to check on the class (or a specific) student in Canvas, you can take a look at Course Analytics.

*Note:  You also can go under People and see their last date and time of activity.  Analytics is there as well, with a grid that tells you everything!

Course Analytics

Instructors can see the analytics for a course to track and analyze what students are doing within the course. Analytics work in conjunction with course statistics.

When Would I Use Course Analytics?

  When Would I Use Course Analytics?

Click on a specific student and grid design to see exaclty what he/she is doing.

In course analytics, there are four main sections:

  • Activity allows the instructor to see when students view a page or participate in the course.
  • Submissions allows the instructor to view if students submit the assignment on-time, late, or not at all.
  • Grades use a box and whisker plot to show the distribution of grades in the course.
  • Student Analytics shows page view, participations, assignments, and current score for every student in the course.


Use course analytics to:

  • Predict how students react to course activities.
  • See which students are at-risk and need help.
  • View how effective your teaching strategies are in allowing students to learn.
  • See a quick view of what your students are achieving in your course.