In our latest release on May 1st , we activated new functionality for instructors. Instructors are now able to see their students progress through the course’s timeline. From the Course Dashboard, there is a section called “Student Activity Snapshot”
When you load Student Activity Snapshot (you need to click the link to referesh the data), useful information will show:
The first column shows the student’s name. in the overview, you can seethe Last Activity a student performed along with the time it occured. The last column shows the progress of a student through the Timeline Sessions.
You can also easily email any (or selected) students if you wish by clicking the envelope icon or checking multiple students and clicking a button that will appear below the student list.
How is the Timeline progress calculated?
Let’s say that in your timeline sessoins there are 20 items in total:
- 12 Materials
- 1 Exam
- 3 Assignments
- 4 Forums
Maximum progress is 100% so each item is valued 5%.
Examples of how the calculation works for different types of items …
|#Item type||User' s interaction||Action|
|Material (any type)||User opens a material||Progress goes up by 5%|
|Exam||Student opens an exam detail but didn’t start taking it||No change in progress|
|Exam||Student clicks “I agree to take the exam now”||No change in progress|
|Exam||Student submits an exam||Progress goes up by 5%|
|Exam||Instructor resets an exam attempt for a student||Progress goes down by 5%|
|Forum||Student opens a forum but doesn’t post anything||No change in progress|
|Forum||Student starts a new thread in a forum OR post a reply to existing thread||Progress goes up by 5%|
|Assignment||Student opens an assignment detail||No change in progress|
|Assignment||Student saves an assignment as a draft||No change in progress|
|Assignment||Student submits an assignment – sent to instructor||Progress goes up by 5%|
|Assignment||SInstructor returns an assignment for reworking||Progress goes down by 5%|
Should you have any questions about this new functionality, please contact WebStudy Support using your new “24/7 Support” tool next to the LOGOUT button: