1. How To Access The Learning Dashboard
Sign in with your Account ID and password and go to your course under ‘My Courses’ and click the ‘Learning Dashboard’ link.
You can also access the Learning Dashboard from the Gradebook by clicking the bar graph icon of the module.
When you click the link or the icon, a pop-up window with the Learning Dashboard will open.
At the top of the dashboard the name of the module you are currently viewing is displayed - you can click on the left or right arrow to go to the next or previous module. In the centre the learning objectives covered in the module are shown, at the bottom you can see how many students have worked on the module. By default, the Learning Dashboard displays data at the class level.
2. How To Interpret The Learning Dashboard
The Learning Dashboard predicts how well your students have met each learning objective based on their answers to the questions in the Learn By Doing (LBD) and Did I Get It (DIGT) activities and the Assessment Quiz, but not the Submit & Compare questions.
Grey= These students have answered too few questions to calculate a learning score. This may be an indication that they are not (yet) participating in the module.
Red= These students have not yet masteredthis learning objective. They have incorrectly answered most of the questions related to this learning objective. They are struggling with this learning objective and probably need some help.
Yellow= These students have moderate masteryof this learning objective. They have correctly answered some questions and got other questions incorrect. They haven’t quite reached mastery and may need some attention.
Green= These students have masteredthis learning objective. They have successfully attempted and correctly answered most questions related to this learning objective.
3. Monitoring Your Students’ Learning Performance On The Sub-Objectives
A Learning Objective is made up of sub-objectives (skills). To make the students’ performance on the sub-objectives visible, click on the link ‘Show Details …’ The Learning Objective will expand and a scatter plot visualizing the students’ estimated level of learning will be visible. If you place your mouse cursor on the elements, additional information will be displayed.
Note that the percentage of correct answers is based on all LBD, DIGT and Quiz scores (rather than only the highest scores). In addition, some sub-objectives are included in more than one module, so the score may be partly based on answers to LBD, DIGT and Quiz questions in other modules (which they may have not yet completed).
You can make the names of students visible by clicking on the colored bar.
4. Viewing Students’ Answers To The Questions That Are Related To A Sub-objective (Skill)
If you click on the sub-objective an overview is provided of the questions related to that sub-objective.
As you can see in the example above, in the selected module, there is one DIGT and one Quiz question related to the sub-objective. If you click on the link to the question, the question and the students’ answers will be displayed below. Note that in this case the sub-objective is also covered in another module (Module 6). If you click on the link to the other module, the questions related to the sub-objective that appear in this module will be displayed.
5. Monitoring An Individual Student’s Learning Performance
To view the data for an individual student click on the link “Show Options …” that appears in all Learning Dashboard screens at the top left and fill in the student’s first or last name.
In the example below, you can see that the Learning Dashboard displays an individual student’s learning performance as a RAG score for all the learning objectives in the selected module. In this example you can see that the student is struggling with the learning objective “Determine whether an outcome was measured in a reliable way” and has not yet mastered the learning objective “Grade the trustworthiness of a study”. You can quickly scroll to other modules by clicking on the arrows at the top of the screen or the links at the bottom.