Student & Faculty Data Use


Learning Management Ecosystem

Please know that a current research project may be using faculty and student generated data from the Learning Management System and related third-party software. If you would like more information about that use or to opt out, please fill out this form.

The following research projects have received IRB approval to use elements of Canvas/Learning Management Ecosystem data.

Project Name Funder Project PI Contact Info Brief Description
Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project Andrew Mellon Foundation

Richard Arum

Co-PI, Michael Dennin This project is integrating diverse longitudinal data streams, including student LMS data, to generate improved measurement of undergraduate experiences and outcomes to support enhanced institutional performance and to advance educational equity.  Measures derived from student LMS data include student active sessions, hours online, and sequencing and pacing of academic engagement.
Investigating Virtual Learning Environments National Science Foundation Mark Warschauer This project is investigating the impact of online, hybrid, and flipped instruction on educational achievement and equity. A series of experiments are conducted within and across classes to better understand how specific instantiations of virtual learning impact learning processes and outcomes.


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