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learning analytics

The Learner Analytics tools in Brightspace provide easy ways for you to understand student behaviour in your module. You can find out when students last logged in, how and when they engaged with content and discover if any of your students are at risk in the module.

Brightspace has excellent built-in statistical tools that instructors can use to provide a snapshot of where students are at any given time.

Content Statistics

Generate a report that displays an overview of how many students visited the module content items and the overall average time spent accessing the content.

You can also get a detailed report of individual students activity:

  • when they last visited the content item
  • how many times they visited
  • total and average time spent viewing the content item

To view the Content Statistics go to:
Learning Materials > Related Tools > View Reports

Discussion Board Statistics

This feature in Brightspace allows instructors to see student activity within the discussion forums and topics.
The report can be filtered to display:

  • Breakdown of all Discussion board activity
  • Individual student interaction statistics
  • Specific Forum or Topic activity
  • Group specific statistics

All reports can be exported via .csv file

To view Discussion Board statistics go to:
Discussions > Statistics > Filter by User / Group / Forum & Topic

Quiz Statistics

View detailed statistics for your quiz based on the User stats, Question stats, or Question details.

  • User stats - View class average, standard deviation and individual student results
  • Question stats - View a breakdown of quiz question results including average score, standard deviation, discrimination index and point biserial (Multiple Choice and T/F only)
  • Question detail - View visual performance details per quiz question

All Quiz statistics can be exported via .csv and Excel file

To view Quiz Statistics go to:
Assessment > Quizzes > Statistics > Select relevant Quiz to examine and filter by User Stats / Question Stats / Question Detail

Class Progress

The class progress tool displays a custom dashboard that assists in tracking class and user progress in a course by providing statistics across a variety of tools.

You can display 4 metrics from a total list of seven:

  • Assignments Performance Summery
  • Checklist Completion Summary
  • Content Completion Summary
  • Discussion Participation Summary
  • Quiz Performance Summary
  • Survey Completion Summary

Click on student to reveal individual activity breakdown based on:

  • Grades
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Discussions
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Checklists
  • Surveys
  • Module Access
  • Login History

Custom Reports

You can set up an Intelligent Agent to report on specific conditions at any time in the module.

For example, you could create and run an Intelligent Agent to provide a list of all student who scored less that 40% on a quiz or CA component.
You could then send additional or supplementary resources to the listed students in order to assist them to get back on track.

Intelligent Agents are built from Release Conditions and can be triggered by Login or Module Activity as well as Assignment, Quiz and Grade scores.

Dr Paula Carroll

Testimonial: Paula used Learning Analytics to measure engagement in a 600+ student module.

Paula found there was a correlation between engagement and performance and created initiatives to identify students who could benefit from timely intervention.

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