What will Analytics tell me about my student?

Student Analytics include four main areas:

  1. View activity for the student.
  2. View responsiveness of messaging (communication) from the student to instructor and instructor to student.
  3. View assignments to see if the student is at-risk or not.
  4. View the student's grades.

Note: Currently, analytics does not measure activity on mobile devices.

View Student Information

When you View Analytics for students, you will first see their name [1]. You can see the current total of the grade and you can also directly send a message to the student from this page by clicking the envelope icon [2]. The name of the course [3] you are viewing will be by the student menu. Use the arrows to go back and forward to different student's analytics. Or you can use the drop-down menu to select a different student's analytics [4].

View Participation

You can view how the individual has been participating in the course by viewing the date on the x-axis and the amount of activity on the y-axis. To view the details, hover over the bar on the graph. The blue bar indicates the number of page views. The orange bar indicates if the student took action on a page or participated in the course.

The following user actions will generate analytics course participation:

  • loads a collaboration to view/edit the document
  • joins a web conference
  • posts a new comment to a discussion or an announcement
  • submits a quiz
  • starts taking a quiz
  • submits an assignment
  • creates a wiki page

View Communication

The speech bubbles represent the conversations between instructor and student. To view the details, hover over the speech bubbles. This will allow you to view the date the conversation took place and how many messages were sent. The orange speech bubbles indicate the date of students sending messages to instructors [1]. The blue speech bubbles indicate the date of instructors sending messages to students [2].

View Finishing Assignments

This shows if the student has turned in the Assignments or not in the course. Each row is one Assignment. The diamond indicates the due date and the bar is when the Assignment was submitted. Green means that the Assignment was submitted on time. Yellow segment means that the Assignment was submitted late. Red means that the Assignment was never submitted. Gray diamonds are Assignments without due dates but have submissions.

View Grades

Each bar is one Assignment. The thin whisker extends from the minimum score for the individual in the course to the maximum score. The wider bar extends from the 25th percentile to the 75th, with the median marked. The individual’s score is marked with a dot. Assignments submitted on time are represented by a green dot. Assignments submitted late are represented by a yellow dot. Assignments not turned in are represented by a red dot.

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