Just a note to say on 26th April at 4pm BST (in your timezone) I’ll be giving a webinar on using Google Apps Script to extract data from Canvas (LMS by Instructure). Even if you’re not a Canvas user hopefully there will be some general techniques you’ll find useful. It might also be useful for people thinking about applying basic learning analytic techniques to your courses. I’ll update this post with any resources from the session.
Martin Hawksey of Jisc CETIS started playing around with discussion usage data in Canvas when he was participating in the Learning Analytics course in Canvas Network. Using Google’s cloud scripting service Google Apps Script, free for Google Apps and Google account users, he could dig deep into the data and start doing some interesting (and valuable) analysis all from the comfort and familiarity of a spreadsheet.
Join us for this free 50-minute technical webinar on Friday, April 26th as Martin details his experience using the Canvas APIs and walks through building scripts to get meaningful Canvas data using Google Apps Script and the Canvas APIs.
Registration is free and you can book here.
Here’s a recording of the session and the bundle of links (including slides)
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