Dashboard Analytics

Key metrics for your activity in Canny

Jacques Reulet avatar
Written by Jacques Reulet
Updated over a week ago

When you first log into Canny, you will notice an overview of your activity! More metrics and insights are on their way, so feel free to vote or chime in on this post.

Activity overview

At the top of the page, you'll notice the activity overview, which shows key stats for your Canny account over a given period of time. Feel free to select any of our pre-set date range options, or set a custom date range.

Relative dates

Relative dates rely on the current date. For example, selecting "This week" will pull data from Sunday at 12:00:01am through Saturday at 11:59:59pm in my browser's local time and show me the information for the week so far.

You can select week, month, quarter, or half. Years are split into quarters by intervals of three months. For example, the first quarter would consist of January through March. So for instance, selecting "Last quarter" in mid-February will pull the data for October 1st through December 31st of the previous year.

The same holds for halves. This just splits the year into halves: January through June and July through December. So if I select "Last half" in mid-February, Canny will show the information for July through December of the previous year.

Fixed dates

If none of the relative date options are providing you with the data you need, you can set a custom date range in MM/DD/YYYY format. Again, this will rely on your local time to define the start and end times for days.

Activity Overview Graph

You can view all activity (i.e. votes, posts, and comments) across your boards, categories, and tags on your admin homepage!

Selecting a time range will help you narrow down to a specific period (e.g. this week, last month, etc.).


The chart will help you understand more about your engagement and its distribution. It can be used to identify important patterns and trends in activity, especially in keeping track of the most popular topics.

This feature is available for everyone!

Note: Free-tier customers are limited to one month of history.

Additional dashboard data

Below that, you'll see information on your newest posts, as well as stale posts. Stale posts are defined as posts that are planned or in progress but haven't been updated in over 4 weeks.

Finally, you'll see your current roadmap at the bottom with the corresponding columns. This is similar to the view your users will see when they look at your Canny page.

As always, let us know if you have any questions! We are here to help! 😃

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