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tl;dr: Canvas Data is out of beta. This means free daily data logs are available to all clients.

Canvas has an open API with a ton of data points, but we always knew we wanted to make access to more data better and easier. Thus, Canvas Data: an optimized, structured, file-based way of accessing the ever-increasing data that your teachers and students generate on Canvas.


We just took Canvas Data out of beta. A beta is a chance to test, with actual clients, the technology, the user experience, and even possible for-cost add-on features. Some of the things we learned from the 30 beta institutions were that once-a-month updates aren’t enough (Canvas Data "Basic"), and charging extra for daily updates is kinda lame (Canvas Data "Plus").

“Kinda lame" is not the Canvas Way. So we changed it: No more Canvas Data Basic vs. Plus; It’s now just Canvas Data, with daily updates of downloadable files, at no additional cost, for everyone.

We also learned that everyone's hungry for more data, so of course Canvas Data's coverage will continue to improve, seamlessly and iteratively, just as the rest of Canvas does.

If your institution is ready for Canvas Data, talk to your Canvas Customer Success Manager today.

And if you were part of the beta, you may have experienced an AWS Redshift-based solution. We’re still working on this product to help you get the most out of your data. More to come as we continue working ideas with our early adopters and institutional partners.

Keep Learning,
Mitch Benson
VP Education