Dashboard Cards & Terms

Cards

The cards on the Learning Dashboard provide data on student performance and engagement:

  • They provide data on student performance—how well students are doing (as a group or individually) with specific objectives and activities as expressed through their Learning Estimate.
  • They provide engagement data—students' level of participation and activity with their courseware.

There are six standard cards, each answering a specific question:

  1. How well are my students learning? Compares student Learning Estimates on learning objectives to the amount of available practice a student has completed.
  2. Which objectives are my students having difficulty with? Shows student Learning Estimates and formative activity completion for each learning objective. View this information for all or select students, and drill into each learning objective to see individual student data.
  3. Which students are having difficulties?  Compares student Learning Estimates to the amount of formative activities a student has completed. This view can be filtered by learning objective(s), module(s), and population (students).
  4. Which activities are my students having difficulty with? Shows the percent of students who have attempted an activity at least once and their rate of first attempt accuracy on the questions in the activity. The activities view can be filtered by population (students), module(s) and activity purpose (practice and/or assessments). 
  5. How are my students engaging with the course?  Shows student work by module and relates that to accuracy, activity completion, pages viewed, and time spent.
  6. How often are students visiting the course? Shows how often students are logging in as well as number of page views and average session length.

If your course contains Before You Continue activities, an additional card is displayed

How well are my students self-assessing? Shows student confidence level compared to their Learning Estimate. Confidence level is based on student self-assessment in Before You Continue activities. Learning Estimate is based on student performance in course activities. If students have added any questions to the Before You Continue activity, these will also be displayed. This card is only available in courses with Before You Continue activities.      

Terms

The Glossary at the top of every card in the Learning Dashboard provides more details on the cards and the terms used in surfacing data. These definitions also appear as roll-overs wherever these terms are used in the Learning Dashboard.

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Term

Definition

Accuracy

Reflects percent of questions answered correctly on the first attempt out of all questions attempted by a student within a module.
Activities Refers to all activities that can be included in a course such as practice questions, graded assessment(s), and adaptive assessments.
Activity Completion Reflects the percent of activities completed by a student out of all available activities within a module.
A practice question is complete when a student has answered all available question parts and checked their answer
An assessment activity is complete when a student has submitted one attempt (but not necessarily answered all questions)
A hand-in assignment is complete once it’s submitted by the student AND graded by the instructor
Assignments Designates any “assignable activity” such as quizzes, tests, hand-in assignments, and Personal Practice.
Average Session Length Represents the average length of a course session.
Course Sessions The number of times a student has been active in a course. A course session starts with login and includes access to a course page or activity. A course session ends when a user explicitly logs out or when a user times out after 30 minutes of inactivity.
First Course Session Date and time of first visit to any course page.
Formative Includes on-page formative practice questions and Personal Practice activities.
Last Course Session Date and time of last last visit to any course page.
Learning Dashboard The Learning Dashboard is a collection of inquiry-based cards. Each card answers one or more questions about student learning or engagement using real time data. Cards can be filtered or sorted by learning objective(s), module(s) and population (students) to display different or more granular information.
Learning Estimate The Learning Estimate is a model that predicts how well a student will do on a given learning objective in a summative assessment. The model gauges the difficulty level of the content being assessed, and then assigns the learner a low, medium, or high estimate based on their performance to date.
Overconfident Student has higher confidence in their knowledge than their performance would indicate.
Page Visits Represents the total number of visits to content pages in the course. Revisiting the same page counts as a new visit. This count does not include scored practice or assessments.
Pages Viewed Represents the percent of content pages viewed out of the total number of content pages in the course. To count as viewed, the student simply needs to access the page. This count does not include scored practice or assessments.
Practice Completed Reflects percent of formative practice for which all questions are fully answered. A practice question is complete when a student has answered all available question parts and checked their answer. This can be filtered by learning objective(s), module(s), and population (students).
Questions Attempted Refers to the percent of questions attempted in all activities out of the total number of questions available in all activities. A question does not have to be complete in order to count as attempted.
Start Date Start date specified for the course section in Acrobatiq.
% Students Attempted The percent of students in the section who have attempted an activity at least once.
Students not participating Indicates list of students who have yet to visit any content pages or attempt any activities.
Summative Includes summative graded activities (tests, quizzes, and hand-in assignments).
Time Spent Represents an approximation of the total time spent in the course.
Underconfident Student has lower confidence in their knowledge than their performance would indicate.

 

 

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