We empower faculty affiliates to examine student eLearning rigorously and responsibly
The eLearning Research and Practice Lab has developed a process for faculty researchers to access data from student information systems and Canvas, in order to carry out rigorous and responsible research studies. In this mode, the lab behaves as a “data concierge” to IU faculty.
What data are available?
The lab’s principal data resource is the Unizin Data Platform (UDP), a secure architecture that supports an integrated representation of a wide range of institutional data sources in a single holistic structure. The UDP's data dictionary is publicly available, and additional data may be available outside the UDP. Contact us for an overview of available data resources.
Protecting student privacy
The eLearning Lab works closely with IU's data stewards, IT administrators, and privacy officers, and is committed to the responsible use of IU's data resources while ensuring the privacy and protection of student information. The lab has extensive experience with FERPA compliance, and carefully de-identifying datasets to avoid deductive disclosure of any individual's identity.