Learning Analytics FAQs
What is Learning Analytics?
Learning analytics is the use of data to inform and improve teaching and learning. It involves collecting and analyzing data on student performance, engagement, and behavior to identify patterns and trends and make informed decisions about how to support student success.
How can learning analytics be used to support student success?
Learning analytics can be used in a variety of ways to support student success, such as identifying at-risk students, providing personalized feedback and support, and improving course design and delivery.
What kinds of data are collected in learning analytics?
Learning analytics can involve the collection and analysis of a range of data, including student demographics, course grades, engagement with course materials, and participation in online discussions and activities.
How is student data used in learning analytics?
Student data is used in learning analytics to inform decision-making related to teaching and learning. This can include identifying areas where students may need additional support, developing personalized learning plans, and improving course design and delivery.
How can faculty use learning analytics to improve their teaching?
Faculty can use learning analytics to inform their teaching by identifying areas where students may be struggling or disengaged and adjusting their teaching strategies accordingly. For example, faculty may use learning analytics to identify which course materials are most effective or to provide personalized feedback to students.
uHoo Analytics FAQs
What kind of data will I have access to in the uHoo dashboard?
The analytics dashboard will provide data about classes (overall student performance, attendance, log-ons, and engagement with topics/modules), individual students (performance, attendance, log on, and engagement with topics/modules, comparisons to class data), and assignments and quizzes (overall class performance, performance by question).
Where does this data come from?
All the data is already collected in D2L. This project makes it easily accessible to you and alerts you to anything that may be of concern.
Who can access the data from my courses?
Only you! No one else will have access to your data and dashboard except for you. If you want to provide someone with access, you must add their name to the D2L section as an instructor, non-edit instructor, or secondary instructor.
Can I pick and choose the courses?
Yes! Right now, once you opt in, your Monday Measures email will contain an alert update for all the courses for which you are the instructor of record for the current semester. If you wish to focus on one course, you can click the link in the Monday Measures email to go to the dashboard and choose a specific course there.
Who is running this project?
Several divisions in Academic Affairs and UITS are working with Microsoft to develop the analytics dashboard.
Is this for online courses only?
No! Instructors of face-to-face courses that use D2L, even if only to record grades, will benefit from using this data.
What are my responsibilities if I participate?
To review and use the learning analytics dashboard, as well as provide feedback and input so that the dashboard can be revised and improved.
When did the project start?
Summer 2023. The pilot project to collect feedback and improve the analytics dashboard will continue through Spring 2024.
What if I don’t keep attendance records in D2L?
No problem! That data will not be displayed in the dashboard for you.