Reports - engagement analytics

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The Engagement analytics report provides feedback on students' level of 'engagement' against a range of indicator activities within the topic. This report is available in all topics and provides teachers with a quick graphical snapshot of students who are potentially at risk. It is then up to the teacher to follow up with the student/s. The report shows 'what the student does' (Biggs 1999, 2012) against what you have specified they do in your topic. Seeing what your students are doing will help you guide their learning and may also help you see patterns of online behaviour around the activities. 

The risk percentages shown in the report are the result of three indicators:

  • Assessment activity: are students submitting their assessed work, and are they submitting by the due date?
  • Forum activity: are students reading, posting, replying?
  • Login activity: how often, how recently and for how long are students logging in?
How important comparatively are assignments, forums and logins in predicting student success in your topic? You can configure the weightings of each activity and modify how each indicator calculates risk. When setting up a forum or assignment activity, think about its importance in determining at-risk students, and set the weightings accordingly. 


View engagement

  1. In the topic, locate the Administration block (usually on the left-hand side)

  2. Click on Reports then Engagement analytics
    engagement analytics

  3. The screen lists each activity and resource in the topic, as well as the number of times it has been viewed (screen grab below shows the results with settings 30% assessment; 10% forums; 60% logins). Scores are shown as 'weighted score (raw score)'
     engagement analytics indicators


Update settings (weightings etc)

  1. In the topic, locate the Administration block (usually on the left-hand side)

  2. Click on Reports then Engagement analytics

  3. Click on Update settings (right-hand corner of screen)
    update settings

  4. In the next screen, set the weighting for the three indicators (eg 30% assessment; 10% forums; 60% logins)
    set weightings

  5. Create specific settings for each indicator to modify how it calculates risk. There are default settings (eg Forum activity: New posts per week 12%; Read posts per week 12%; Replies per week 20%; Total posts per week 56%) which you can change
    change weightings

  6. Click Save changes

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