Learning analytics

Brightspace analytic workshop resources

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If you missed our recent Faculty workshops on Monitoring engagement with Brightspace analytics, you can catch up with all the resources on the Workshops and Drop-ins page of the Brightspace Staff resources area. In the workshops, we demonstrated where you can find analytics reporting within your Brightspace unit and some of the benefits of utilising… Read more »

Student progress reporting for Academic Advisers

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From the Monday 30 November 2020, student progress reports will be available for Academic Advisers in Brightspace to help inform conversations with students on their academic progress and engagement in their studies. The reports cover a student’s usage and engagement in Brightspace for each unit they are enrolled in which includes useful indicators like logins… Read more »

Monitoring engagement and performance on your units

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Did you know there is lots of analytics data available on Brightspace at unit level? Learning analytics can be key in picking up students who may be falling behind or not engaging and require an intervention, and in facilitating a personal learning experience for students through regular touch points of communication so that students know… Read more »

Using learning analytics to improve student success

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Have you utilised the Intelligent Agents tool in Brightspace? Intelligent Agents can be used to delve into unit analytics and enhance the student experience by automatically monitoring student activity and addressing concerns promptly with automated responses. They have the potential to deliver real impact whilst saving you valuable time. Intelligent Agents work with release conditions…. Read more »

Hot off the press: The Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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Colleagues Please see below – our own PGCERT external examiner, Dr Jenny Marie has an article on the consderations of the challenges, conflicts and competitions when expanding staff-student partnerships across three instituions and a timely and interesting read on the potential challanges and pitfalls of using learner analytics as a tool for supporting student wellbeing… Read more »

The Not So Fab 4 Quite Yet of AI Digital Personal Assistants

AI (Artificial Intelligence) holds much promise for the future in automating many parts of our lives and integrating our own personal data with what’s relevant to us on the worldwide web. Step forward the Big 4 market leaders in this field, all vying for a foothold in this market. Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Home… Read more »

The amazing JISC digital experience insights survey report now published!

Please see below for further details and how to access the report. === Dear colleagues, We are delighted to announce the launch of our Jisc Digital experience insights survey 2018: findings from students in UK further and higher education. The report shares the findings from our 2018 student digital experience insights survey (previously known as… Read more »

Two free webinars: using data to enhance the student experience

WEBINAR DETAILS As part of the current Enhancement Theme, QAA Scotland is delighted to present a series of webinars aimed at helping you use data to enhance the student experience. Facilitated by a range of sector leaders and experts, these valuable sessions will consider the use of different types of data (both quantitative and qualitative) in a range of… Read more »

Would you like to participate in the Learning Analytics pilot in semester 1?

What is learning analytics? The ‘digital footprints’ left when students use Brightspace to access content, take quizzes, contribute to discussions and submit assignments can provide staff and students with useful information to support their learning, achievement and retention.  This use of student data in this way is called learning analytics. In addition to providing detailed… Read more »

The Future of EdTech? Creating equality of opportunity

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Head of CEL I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious two-day annual ‘Future of EdTech‘ conference, located at Old Street, the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’due to the creativity and innovation of tech start-up companies.  Future Edtech is a key event… Read more »