Over the past year, we’ve been working with our users to discover what problems they are trying to solve. We’ve had plenty of feedback, but one thing that keeps coming back relates to a couple of questions. How are students using my resources, and how are they interacting with content across the module?
We have been working with our users to better understand this, and we’re very happy to announce we’re releasing a complete overhaul of our Module Manager.
Your feedback suggested that whilst the in-resource analytics was useful, having a module-level oversight would on how activity occurred would be valuable. This is what this area now enables.
How this works
There are two key points of focus for you as an academic in this area. Either focus on a resource-centric view, or a student-centric view. You’ll be able to see how your resources are being used in relation to each other, and how your students’ have engaged with your content across the module in relation to each other as well. Simply click on the tab (resources/students) to change the point of focus.
The detail is presented in descending order, based on the engagement we’ve recorded. You’ll be able to select a specific student or resource, to pull out its specific data in relation to the average of engagement on that day’s activity. Scrolling down the list will also show you which resources (or students) have had no activity in the defined time period. From July 2021 onwards, data for average time spent in a source is calculated by students who have actively accessed the resource as opposed to the number of students you identified as being part of the module.
For students, these will be listed in descending order, showing the break up of engagement in quartiles. You’ll be able to again, see which students have and haven’t engaged (and how much they’ve actively engaged), how their specific activity compares to the cohort average, and importantly, which students’ haven’t engaged in your selected time period.
Adjusting the date ranges for specific insights
You’ll now have much greater control over the insight you can gain on varying time-periods during your teaching period on each module, at a module level. By using the sliders below the charting component, you’ll be able to select specific time-periods to ascertain which/how your resources were used, or how your students have interacted with all content on your module
You’ll also be able to zoom to a specific time-period via the ellipsis icon on the top right of the charts.
Each time you move the slider, the list below will update showing you the activity during the new time period.
Sharing resources and updating information
This area will replace the previous version of the module manager, but you’ll still be able to share resources as you previously did. Simply click on the ellipsis icon on any resource, and click the share button.
Clicking on the title of the resource will open this in a new tab
We’ve also updated the uploader screen in Elevate, making this easier for you, you can now drag and drop files into the uploader. From here you can re-use the content you’ve used on other modules by using the search feature or add content from YouTube.
How we’re releasing this
We will be in touch with each institution to agree when to turn this on for you. This won’t impact your access to Elevate, and if you’re uploading content via your VLE, this won’t change your experience either. We will, of course, be in touch with you about this before it goes live as well.
This isn’t the end of the development in this area. We’ve got loads of ideas about further refinements to make but wanted to base our next improvements on your feedback.