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The Fizz Tools for Canvas LMS extract data from Canvas LMS API that can be used to help a school district or a teacher understand student online activity in Canvas.


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What Data Does it Get (and Why)?

The utility creates several tablular exports in CSV format of student assignment and activity data. 

There are 5 files created:

  • Courses
  • Assignments
  • Students
  • Enrollments
  • Submissions

Data from these files can be joined to provide information on student activity in the LMS system. 

How do I Get Started?

The tool is in GitHub here: https://github.com/Ed-Fi-Exchange-OSS/Ed-Fi-X-Fizz/tree/main/src/canvas-extractor

  • The tool includes Python scripts to perform the extract
  • The README in that directory describes how to get stated.

Current Status

The tool is in "newborn" status.  It is intended as a demonstration of techniques and / or as a starting point for a more building a more robust solution