Event Title

Leveraging “Flat Files” from Canvas LMS Data Portal (at K-State)

Location

OCB 100 P

Start Date

2-8-2017 2:00 PM

End Date

2-8-2017 3:00 PM

Description

Leveraging “flat files” from the Canvas LMS data portal (at K-State)

In 2016, Instructure, the makers of Canvas, made their LMS data available to their customers through a data portal. This portal enables access to a number of flat files related to the instance. This presentation showcases how this big data was analyzed to summarize Kansas State University’s use of the LMS. Methods for analysis include basic descriptive statistics, survival analysis, computational linguistic analysis, and others. The results are

reported with numbers and data visualizations. The findings provide insights about how to approach the data, how to use a data dictionary, and other methods for extracting the data for awareness and practical decision-making. This work also is suggestive of next steps for more advanced analysis (using the flat files in a SQL database).

 
Aug 2nd, 2:00 PM Aug 2nd, 3:00 PM

Leveraging “Flat Files” from Canvas LMS Data Portal (at K-State)

OCB 100 P

Leveraging “flat files” from the Canvas LMS data portal (at K-State)

In 2016, Instructure, the makers of Canvas, made their LMS data available to their customers through a data portal. This portal enables access to a number of flat files related to the instance. This presentation showcases how this big data was analyzed to summarize Kansas State University’s use of the LMS. Methods for analysis include basic descriptive statistics, survival analysis, computational linguistic analysis, and others. The results are

reported with numbers and data visualizations. The findings provide insights about how to approach the data, how to use a data dictionary, and other methods for extracting the data for awareness and practical decision-making. This work also is suggestive of next steps for more advanced analysis (using the flat files in a SQL database).