What will analytics tell me about my course?

Analytics include four main areas:

  1. Student Activity
  2. Assignments
  3. Grades
  4. Student analytics.

Each area will show you how well your students are interacting with your course and help you evaluate performance.

[1]. View Activity Analytics

The term dates set the x-axis of this graph, and the number of page views are on the y-axis. You can see all the activity during those dates. To view the details of the bar graph, hover over the specific bar you want to view. The blue bars represent the number of page views on that day. The bar will turn orange when someone participates in the course.

The following user actions will generate analytics course participation:

  • loads a collaboration to view/edit a document
  • joins a web conference
  • posts a new comment to a discussion
  • creates a wiki page
  • submits a quiz (student)
  • starts taking a quiz (student)
  • submits an assignment (student)
  • update a calendar event's settings or description (instructor)
  • updates an assignment's settings or description (instructor)

[2]. View Assignments Analytics

Each bar is an Assignment. To view the grade details, hover over the bar. The details include the title of the Assignment, the due date (if there is one) and the percentage of late and on time submissions. The green segment indicates how many students submitted the Assignment on time. The yellow segment indicates how many students submitted the Assignment late/past due. The red segment indicates how many students have not submitted the Assignment.

Note: The bars will only extend to the edge of the graph, even if there is an assignment or quiz that extends beyond the calendar. There will be a note above the graph explaining there are assignments outside of the course start and end dates.

[3]. View Grades Analytics

Each bar is one Assignment. Grades Analytics shows the instructor the median and highs and lows of the scores for an Assignment. To view the grade details, hover over the bar. It will give you the high, median, and low score, as well as the points possible for the assignment. The thin whisker extends from the lowest score to the highest score. The thicker bar extends from the 25th to 75th percentile, with the median marked.

[4]. View Student Analytics

The overview of the student Analytics allows the instructor to see all the students [1] in the course plus how many page views [2] they have, how much they have participated [3] in the course activities, whether or not they have completed assignments [4], and their current score percentage [5]. You can sort the table by student name, page views, participates, and current score. The analytics table is paginated so you can view more students if you continue to scroll on the page.


Instructor inquiries

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