Viewing Course Analytics
This guide will demonstrate how to view course analytics, view student performance, change engagement settings, and export student engagement data.
Accessing your Course List
To access your course list:
- Click on the Courses link at the top of the screen.
- Select the course from the list you wish to work with.
Accessing Course Analytics
To access analytics for your course, click the Analytics link at the top of the page.
Viewing Class Analytics
The Classes tab shows an overall summary of course performance.
- To access course analytics, click on Classes on the left.
- Use the dropdown menu to select the class you wish to view, or use the arrows to navigate between classes.
- The graph will display engagement levels for the selected items. Use the buttons below the graph to select different performance metrics to view.
- Least Engaged Students: A list of students with the lowest engagement scores will appear here. To view all students, click the See All link.
- Confusing Content: Slides or video segments that students have flagged as confusing will appear here.
Viewing Student Performance
The Students tab shows how individual students are performing in the current course.
- To view student performance, click on the Students link on the left.
- To select a specific class to view, use the dropdown menu to select a class.
- Name: The students' names will be listed in this column.
- Engagement: The student's calculated engagement score will appear here. The engagement score is calculated based on students' performance on a possibility of six different measures that can be customized by the instructor (see Engagement Settings for more details on how to edit how this value is calculated).
- Attendance: This shows the percentage of classes that each student has logged into at least once
- Video views: This column displays the number of times each student has viewed course videos.
- Presentation Views: This column displays the number of times each student has viewed course presentations.
- Questions: This column displays the number of questions each students has asked.
- Activity participation/correct: The column shows the percentage of activities each student has participated in, as well as percentage of correct answers selected.
- Notes word count: This column displays the number of words each student has generated in their notes. Note: Instructors cannot view students' notes, only their word counts.
Modifying Engagement Settings
The Engagement Settings tab allows instructors to determine how these parameters are used to calculate the Engagement Score. There are different settings that can be used, along with variable weighting for each parameter that is based on how active or engaged students are in the course. The data on these parameters are used to calculate a single value, which is called the Engagement Score.
- To modify how engagement scores are calculated, click the Engagement Settings link on the left.
- Presets: Instructors can choose between three preset engagement scored distributions: In class learning, Remote learning, and Personal and Peer Learning.
- Customize: Use the sliders to specify custom weighting for each component of the engagement score: Attendance, Video Views, Presentation Views, Q&A, Notes, and Activities.
- Engagement Score Breakdown: Hover over each wedge of the chart to see the percentage weight for each component.
- To save engagement score settings, click the Apply button at the top.
The Export tab allows users to export data as a .csv (comma-separated values) file or to Blackboard.
- To export data, click on the Export tab on the left.
- To download data as a .csv file, click the Download button.
- To export data to Blackboard, select which metric and classes you would like to send to the Blackboard Grade Center, and click the Send to Gradebook botton. Note: If you created a link to the course home page, this option will export data to a single column that will be overwritten each time data is sent to the Gradebook.