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Tools for course follow-up

You can follow the students' implementation in the course in several ways. Here you will find a summary of the functions that you can use for course follow-up.

New course and user Analytics (New Analytics)

New Analytics is a function in Canvas that offers you an improved analysis of what the students have done in the course and gives you an insight into which parts the students have performed better and worse in. The function helps you as a teacher see which course elements have been particularly challenging for the students. It is also possible to compare an individual student's participation and assessment with the class average. The function can thus be helpful by, for example, analyzing which students need more support, and in this way help the teacher to improve student performance. To turn on the function in your course, go to course settings, select the features options tab and turn on the option "New course and user analytics".

Read more about New Analytics ( .


In Canvas navigation menu option "Grades", you find the Gradebook, where the teacher and students get a visual overview of all assessments.

Read more about The Gradebook in Canvas .

Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes function in Canvas helps you to follow the students' development through a course. You can use the feature to add learning objectives and goal-related grading criteria and then link them to tasks and quizzes in Canvas. It is possible to use the function in both a formative and a summative way, but regardless of choice, it gives you and your students an overview of how the learning outcomes in the course goes.

Read more about The Outcomes function in Canvas .


In Canvas, the function MasteryPaths allows you as a teacher to customize learning experiences for students according to different "paths" through the course material you have created in advance. The paths can be selected automatically based on the students' points on specific tasks. This gives students good opportunities to show and achieve learning in a course based on their own choices and level of knowledge.

Read more about MasteryPaths ( .

Graded/Ungraded-Survey (Classic Quizzes)

You can do surveys and registration forms in Canvas. As a teacher, you use the same function as quizzes, but you must use Classic Quizzes. As quiz type, choose either graded survey or ungraded survey.

See heading "Select Survey Type" on page Create a survey with Classic Quizzes ( .

Classic Quiz will be phased out in the future

We recommend that you use the quiz engine "New Quizzes" as Canvas' old quiz engine "Classic Quiz" will begion to be taken out of use in a multi-stage process. There is no set date for when this will be done, but KTH is waiting for critical functions before we stop supporting Classic Quiz. Below you can find more information about the phase-out and how to migrate a Classic Quiz to New Quizzes.

Migration is explained at Classic Quizzes

Classic Quiz deadline postponed indefinitely


In Canvas and Discussions, everyone in a course room, both students and teachers, can meet and discuss in an open forum. Here you can see everything that everyone writes. The discussion forum can help you as a teacher keep track of the course implementation through discussions. An active discussion forum linked to the course content can give you as a teacher an insight into the students' reasoning and analysis throughout the course.

Read more about Discussions in Canvas .

Requirements and prerequisites in Modules

With the functions "Requirements" and "Prerequisites", you can set requirements for content in modules in Canvas and make the modules dependent on each other. You can set different requirements for different content and set the order in the module. A student must have met the requirements in a specific module for it to be possible to start the next one.

Read more about Modules in Canvas .

"Student Interactions" (Student Interaction Report)

The student interaction report gives you as a teacher and a summarized version of the interaction between you and students who are enrolled in your course. The report gives you specific information about how students interact with your course room. The report shows, among other things, interaction with the students, current grades and whether there are any submitted but not corrected information for students. You can also see specific information about how individual students interact with your course.

Read more about Student Interactions in Canvas ( .

Read more about Student Interactions for Individual Students ( .

"Course statistics"

As a teacher, you can use the tool to get basic information about which specific course objects engage students and which course objects can be improved to better encourage student engagement. It can also be done to discover which students are not fully participating or have started to fall behind.

Read more about Course Statistics in Canvas ( .

View grades in the dashboard

The function works for all roles in Canvas and shows reviews for courses you take or courses you teach.

Read more about view grades in the Dashboard ( .

Learning Experience Questionnaire (LEQ)

LEQ is an evidence-based tool for course evaluation and development created by teachers and educational developers at KTH. As a teacher at KTH, you can easily create and distribute a course evaluation to students and create a course analysis where the compulsory course assignments are included automatically.

Read more about Learning Experience Questionnaire (LEQ) .


Mentimeter is a web-based presentation tool and digital system for interactive surveys in real-time. Students can vote on various alternatives or enter their answers via an automatically generated code or link. Mentimeter's are therefore well suited for evaluations and to collect feedback on an ongoing basis. Keep in mind that students' answers are anonymous.

Read more about Mentimeter .


Möbius is an external tool to create student-related material in different formats and for various purposes, such as assignments, quizzes, slide shows and information pages. You can make exercises and/or assignments for exam purposes. To some extent, Möbius tracks the students' progress when they work with the produced material.

Read more about Möbius .

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Last changed: Jan 10, 2023