Learning Data

What is learning data?

Learning data is the data that’s collected through UBC’s online learning tools and can be broken down into two types of information, both of which can be referred to as learning data:

  1. Data that people create when interacting with a learning tool (such as Canvas). This includes course content, discussion posts, assignment uploads, and quiz submissions, as well as feedback and grades provided by the course instructor.
  2. Data that a learning tool logs about activity. This includes the date and time when people log in, what pages or files they view, which resources they use, and how often or how long they’re online.

Learning tools may collect both types of learning data as people interact with the system, regardless of their role at UBC.