Student Participation Reports
EchoCenter content engagement analytics allow the instructor to fully assess their student's results in the course.
- Identify students who may be falling behind.
- Identify students who are working diligently.
- Lecture review can be included in course assessment:
- Use participation in LMS-based discussions as an input when calculating a student's attendance score.
- Make lecture review a mandatory assignment that could help students raise their attendance score (by diligently reviewing every lecture capture).
Student Aggregate Report
The student aggregate report shows engagement data for each student in a section. For each student you'll see these parameters:
- Name (ID): Shows the student in "first name, last name" format (and may also show additional IDs).
- Unique Views: the number of different lecture captures a student has viewed
- Cumulative Views: the total number of lecture captures a student has viewed
- Completion: the amount of a lecture capture that was viewed
- Bookmarks: the number of bookmarks posted for all lecture captures
- Discussions: the number of discussion topics posted for all lecture captures
- Downloads: indicates if a student downloaded the lecture captures, as opposed to watching them streamed in the EchoPlayer; interactions are not collected for students who download a lecture capture
- Live Views: the number of times a student has attended a live webcast, as opposed to physically attending the class
- Last Viewed: used in conjunction with the "Date Viewed" parameter, this can help detect either a diligent or disengaged student
- Date Viewed: the date a student last viewed any lecture capture; used in conjunction with the "Last Viewed" parameter can help detect either a diligent or disengaged student
Things to Consider
- If a student shows low numbers for the first six parameters listed (Unique Views, Cumulative Views, Completion, Last Viewed, and Date Viewed), you might conclude that he or she is not engaged. Be sure to look at the Downloads parameter. A student may have downloaded many lecture captures and be diligently viewing them, but these activities will not be reflected in the first six parameters.
- If usage information is not appearing at all for a student, or minimal usage information appears, find out how the student is viewing the lecture captures. The EchoCenter is not able to collect information from mobile players, so those views are not being tracked.
- When a student views a lecture capture via the full EchoPlayer (via desktop or laptop), the EchoCenter can collect the data for the parameters listed above.
How to View the Student Aggregate Report
1. Navigate to the EchoCenter page for the course section.
2. Click the Reports Tab
3. Review the student aggregate report, which is shown by default.
4. Hide or Show Additional IDs
5. Sort Columns to see maximums and minimums
6. Adjust the Number of Names Per Page
Export to a SpreadSheet
1. Click the "Export" Button. After clicking the "Export" button, it will change to indicate the export is in progress. The reports are prepared, compressed into a zip file, and exported.
2. When the reports are ready, an open/save dialog box displays.
3. Open or save the report. In the example below, the report is saved to the desktop.
4. Extract the individual files from the downloaded zip file.
5. Open the files and manipulate the data as desired. In the example below the student aggregate report has been sorted by the "Average Viewing Percentage" parameter.
The Student Specific Report
Provides details about a specific student's interaction with the lecture capture.
- Echo Date (Title): This parameter is the title of the Echo and the date it was recorded.
- Completion: This parameter is the amount of the Echo that was viewed. A student who watches every scene of an Echo generates a completion rate of 100% for that Echo. In general, a higher number indicates higher engagement.
- Total Minutes: This parameter is the total minutes viewed. In general, a higher number indicates higher engagement.
- Discussions: This parameter is the number of discussion topics posted for the Echo. In general, a higher number indicates higher engagement.
- Bookmarks: This parameter is the number of bookmarks posted for the Echo. In general, a higher number indicates higher engagement.
- Last Opened: This parameter is the date the Echo was last viewed. In general, a recent view date indicates higher engagement.
- Participated Live: This parameter shows if the student attended a live webcast as opposed to attending the class in the classroom.
- Downloads: This parameter shows if the student downloaded the Echo (to an iPod, iPad, or laptop), as opposed to watching the Echo as it is streamed in the EchoPlayer. If a student has downloaded an Echo, his interactions are not collected. This also applies if the student is viewing echoes on a mobile device. This means that many parameters may be unusually low, seeming to indicate that the student is disengaged, which may not be the case. See Students Who Download Echoes Have Skewed Data for details.
View a Report for a Specific Student
1. Click on a student name and the report for that specific student displays.
2. Sort columns, export the data, and navigate through the report, as desired.