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Learning Analytics

The Learning Analytics tool allows designated users the ability to view student participation in TRACS courses. This information may help you better evaluate student issues and concerns.

Data is displayed using tabs across the top of the screen. Except for the Overall tab, each tab corresponds to TRACS tools being monitored. If a tool's name is greyed out, the tool is not being used by the instructor in their course.

Overall

This screen displays the student's overall participation with the TRACS site relative to their peers. The graph displays the number of times the student has viewed the TRACS site in question. This number should not be confused with the number of times a student has logged into TRACS.

The overall tab will also display:

  • the class meeting time
  • the number of classes left in the semester
  • the class size
  • the instructor for the course

Attendance

This screen displays the student's overall class attendance relative to their peers. The graph displays the number of times the student was marked as attending class or excused from class relative to the other students in class.

The attendance tab will also display:

  • the number of times the student was marked present
  • the number of times the student was marked absent
  • the number of times the student was marked late
  • the number of times the student was marked as excused

Assessments

This screen displays the student's assessment information relative to their peers. The top right graph display the average assessment grade relative to their peers while the bottom graph displays grades for individual assessments relative to their peers.

The assessment tab will also display:

  • the total number of available assessments
  • the number of assessments all students in the course have completed
  • the number of assessments the student has completed

Assignments

This screen displays the student's overall participation with the TRACS Assignments tool relative to their peers. The graph displays on the right displays the student's average assignment grade relative to their peers, while the bottom graph displays the individual assignments with the student's grade relative to the class average.

The assignments tab will also display:

  • the total number of assignments available in the course
  • the total number of assignments the student

Forums

This screen displays the student's overall participation with the TRACS Forums tool. The top graph displays the number of posts read relative to their peers while the bottom graph displays the number of posts the student has written relative to their peers.