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Reading List Plugin for Canvas

This guide is for instructors to provide assistance with using and creating ICC Library Reading Lists.

Usage Reports

You can view the usage of your Reading List using the Analysis icon. 

Cumulative Usage

Instructors can view usage analytics for their Reading Lists.

Locate the graph icon in the Reading List menu. Use the drop-down menu to select Cumulative Usage, this will turn Analysis mode on. The Cumulative Usage option will allow you to see usage for each citation. Expand the reading list sections to see usage for each citation.

Cumulative Usage includes Active students, Total Views, Student Engagement, and more. If students have used engagement features by adding a comment, liking a citation, or marking the reading as done, those metrics will be indicated here as well.


Usage Per Student

Instructors can also look at Usage Per Student. Scroll back up to the chart icon and select Usage Per Student.  

The Usage Per Student feature, allows the instructor to run a report to see individual usage per student. Simply, click on Usage Per Student from the menu, input the desired criteria, and run the report.

Cumulative Usage From List Menu

Instructors can also view usage statistics at the List level from the Lists menu.

This may be helpful if you have multiple Reading Lists. Click Lists from the menu on the left. Once the Lists page loads, locate and click on the chart icon to see Cumulative Student Engagement and Weekly Active Students metrics. 


Reading List Analytics for Instructors

Analysis Mode

To turn on Analysis mode, use the drop-down menu to select Cumulative Usage or Usage Per Student.  

You can tell that Analysis mode is on because the blue bar will appear on the bottom of the screen.


When you are done with Analysis mode, Click on the X in the blue bar to turn the analysis feature off.