The Engagement page aims to provide the educator with information extracted from the teaching and learning system with whom the student engages with in the course of learning. It is critical to note, that the information provided should only be used as a guide and not as a measure of academic success. Although student engagement with teaching and learning systems has been proven to correlate to better academic performance, a student may still perform well without active use of these systems. 

Insights to Investigate

Course Videos

This section focuses on providing a comparison between filtered and unfiltered data related to video views and pauses on the edX and Blackboard learning platforms. 

Total Video Plays 

The total video plays graph will display the Top 10 course videos on the edX and Blackboard platforms, based on the average number of times students play the videos.

video plays graph

Total Video Pauses

The total video pauses graph will display the Top 10 course videos on the edX and Blackboard platforms, based on the average number of times students pause the videos.

video pauses graph

edX Edge and Blackboard

  • Overall Engagement: Displays the daily activity count calculated. 
  • Engagement via Mobile, Tablet and Desktop: Indicates the number of students who use mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers to access the learning platform.
  • Engagement On Campus and Off Campus: Indicates the number of students that access the learning platform from on and off-campus.

Note: Student engagement is measured as a daily activity count which is based on the student being active in Blackboard or edX Edge (i.e. clicking or watching a video) and activity pattern is calculated per minute (e.g. If a student views 10 different folders in a minute, the activity pattern is recorded as +10). Overall Engagement is the aggregate of all the students’ activity patterns per day with respect to the criteria (e.g. overall, mobile/tablet/desktop, on-/off-campus).

To view a more detailed breakdown, hover your mouse over the date you wish to view more detail for. 

mouse hovered over overall engagement graph

If a filter has been applied, information about that filtered group will appear, in addition to the information about all students in the course.

mouse hovered over filtered overall engagement graph