Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD)

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

This data visualization provides information to course instructors about student engagement with materials provided in their Canvas course sites. Instructors can see aggregate and individual students' page views by date and hour and may select a  date range relevant to them. Instructors may also see aggregate and individual students' grades plotted against page views and if there are any correlations between the two. Additionally, instructors can see page views broken down by activity type (for example, Canvas Assignments, Canvas Quizzes, Kaltura Video, Engage E-Text, and other types of course content.) Data visualizations are updated approximately every 3 days. 

The names of activities that appear in the visualizations are dependent upon the individual instructors' and administrators' naming conventions in Canvas. Thus, if an instructor names an activity 'Homework #1,' for example, 'Homework #1' will appear in the the  filter relevant to the visualization. 

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has documentation on the use of this dashboard at the Knowledgebase site here: https://kb.wisc.edu/90898#toc1

Report URL
https://tableau.wisconsin.edu/#/views/LearnerEngagementAnalyticsDashboardLEAD/HomePage
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/36929/versions/64411
Data Domain(s)
Student Record, Teaching And Learning
Access Restrictions
Specific / Limited Audience
Data Source Information
Badger Analytics, Other
Data View Information
Data comes from Unizin's Universal Data Platform and is warehoused in the Badger Data Warehouse
Update Schedule
Daily at 2:30am
Responsible Office
DoIT Academic Technology
Important Notes

Due to FERPA and ethical considerations, course instructors are only allowed access to visualizations for courses they are administering or instructing themselves. A small team of internal developers at DoIT-Academic Technology managing these visualizations will also have access to the data.

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Announcements (Canvas)

A way for Canvas course instructors to communicate with students about course activities and post course-related topics on a page within Canvas. Announcements are designed to allow instructors to broadcast information out to all members of a course or to all members of sections within a course.

Teaching and Learning
Assignments (Canvas)

A task or piece of work that a student is given to do within Canvas by a Canvas course instructor, showing students what will be expected of them and how many possible points their work is worth.
Assignments can be assigned to everyone in the course or differentiated by user.

Teaching and Learning
Collaborations (Canvas)

Canvas technology that allows multiple users to work together on the same document at the same time. Collaborative documents are saved in real-time, and changes made by any of its users will be immediately visible to everyone.

Teaching and Learning
Discussions (Canvas)

Interactive, asynchronous online communication between two or more people recorded in Canvas. Users can participate in a conversation with an entire class or group.

Teaching and Learning
Gradebook Grades (Canvas)

A feature within the Canvas learning management system that stores grades awarded within the system or manually entered by the instructor. Student grades may be displayed as traditional letter grades, points, or percentage awarded for activities.

Teaching and Learning
Modules (Canvas)

A feature within the Canvas learning management system that is used to organize course content by weeks, units, or a different organizational structure. Modules essentially create a one-directional linear flow of what students should do in a course. Each module can point to files, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and other learning materials.

Teaching and Learning
Page Views (Canvas)

An instance of any web page being loaded or reloaded in a web browser within a Canvas course, as long as the page is recorded on a Canvas server; meaning, it is a Canvas native application. If there is a link embedded into a Canvas course which leads the user to a non-Canvas (external) location or application, any activity that happens outside of Canvas is not recorded or accounted for in Canvas Page Views. A page view can be thought of as Canvas click stream data.

Teaching and Learning
Pages (Canvas)

Pages store content and educational resources that are part of a course or group but don’t necessarily belong in an assignment. Pages can include text, video, and links to files and other course or group content. Pages can also be linked to other pages. They can also be used as a collaboration tool for course or group wikis where only specific users can have access. They are sometimes linked to from the navigation sidebar.

Teaching and Learning
Quizzes (Canvas)

A scored (number or letter grade) way for Canvas course instructors to assess students' knowledge within Canvas. Quizzes may be timed or untimed.

Teaching and Learning
Page Views (Kaltura)

An instance of any Kaltura Video Platform web page being loaded or reloaded and played in a web browser linked within a Canvas course, as long as the page is recorded on a Canvas server; meaning, it is a Canvas native application. If there is a link embedded into a Canvas course which leads the user to a non-Kaltura (external) location or application (for example, Kaltura videos linked to third-party external content authoring software), any activity that happens outside of Canvas is not recorded or accounted for in Kaltura Page Views. A Kaltura page view can be thought of as Kaltura click stream data.

Teaching and Learning
Page View (Engage eText)

An instance of an Engage eText web page being loaded or reloaded and viewed in a web browser linked within a Canvas course, as long as the page is recorded on a Canvas server; meaning, it is a Canvas native application. If there is a link embedded into a Canvas course which leads the user to a non-Engage eText (external) location or application (for example, Engage eText pages linked to via Pressbooks or other external content authoring software), any activity that happens outside of Canvas is not recorded or accounted for in Page Views. An Engage eText page view can be thought of as Engage eText click stream data. Data captured in Page Views (Engage eText) is displayed as page number and as a document name that an instructor or course administrator names.

Teaching and Learning