NOTE: This feature is only available for institutions where Canvas Data API integration has been enabled. This feature is currently in selected beta testing. If you are interested in this feature, tell your system administrator and ask them to contact Echo360 for more information. See also Comparing Class Grades to Engagement Metrics.
As an instructor, the Engagement metrics for student interactions are useful for knowing how involved each student is. However, it is more useful if you can compare those metrics to the grades actually being received by each student in your class. This comparison can help you determine exactly what types of interaction translate to student success.
Echo360 allows you to set automatic imports of the Canvas Final Grade value into the Metric Correlation Graph, so that you can compare how the overall student grades compare with their classroom engagement or other selected Echo360 metric.
In the above figure, student grades have been imported from Canvas, and the graph shows the correlation between the Engagement score and the course grade provided by the automated import. Selecting a point on the graph shows the details for that student to the right of the graph, also shown in the above figure.
NOTE: The value
imported from Canvas is the value located in the Total
column of the gradebook for each student.
In addition, the first import may take anywhere from 24-36 hours to complete, and after that may have a similar delay from the time the value is updated in Canvas to the time the value appears in Echo360. This is a limitation of the Canvas API used to pass the data to Echo360.
See What do the analytics mean? for a detailed description of each of the metrics and what it tracks. See also Defining Engagement Scores for more information on setting your engagement preferences, to more accurately track what kind of student interaction is important to you (as total defined engagement).
To automate grade imports from Canvas
As noted above, as well as in the Manage Grades dialog box, there may be a delay of 24-36, possibly as long as 72 hours, before the grade values appear (or are updated) in Echo360. However, once you set the graph to automatically import grades from your Canvas gradebook, the data is updated as regularly as the Canvas API is able to pass new values to Echo360.
You can both import and upload grade values as often as you like, but the graph only shows the most recently uploaded/imported data.
Once grades are populated for the students, you can:
Use the X-axis drop-down list located below the graph to change which metric you want to compare against the grades for each student.
Hover over a graph point to see which student the point corresponds to - the information appears to the right of the graph while you are hovered over the point.
Click on a graph point to retain the student information on the right.
Use the Search box to search for students whose information you want to view.
You are also encouraged to read What do the analytics mean? to become comfortable with the details each metric tracks. That will help you use each more accurately for comparing against the overall course grade given to each student.