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This section deals with functions found in the Control Panel area labeled Evaluation.

Course Reports
Performance Dashboard

Course Reports

Complete Course Reports Instructions

What are Course Reports?

You can run several types of course reports to view information about course usage and activity. You can view summaries of course usage such as which course areas are used most frequently and course access patterns for specific students.

Report data is automatically refreshed every 20 minutes for all reports except activity reports. Activity data is refreshed once per day at midnight.

To access Course Reports, in the Control Panel, click Evaluation, then Course Reports

To run a report, click the action link next to the report title and select Run. Enter the report specifications including:

  • Report Format
  • Users
  • End Date
  • Start Date
Click Submit to run the report. The report will open in a new window.

After the report has successfully run, it can be downloaded to a local drive.


Performance Dashboard

Complete Performance Dashboard Instructions

What is the Performance Dashboard?

The Performance Dashboard (not to be confused with the Notifications Dashboard) provides an up-to-date report on the activity for all students, a window into all types of user activity in a Course. All users enrolled in the Course are listed, with pertinent information about that user’s
progress and activity in the Course.


Where is the Performance Dashboard located?

To access the Performance Dashboard, in the Control Panel, click Evaluation, then Performance Dashboard.  Be aware that when you open it, the frame with the course menu and control panel will be pushed out of view, so as to better display all the columns in the dashboard. To get back to the menu frame, click the arrowhead icon on the left edge of your screen.

How does the Performance Dashboard work?

Information appears in a table format. Click the arrow in the header row of a column to sort the table data by that column. Some columns are view-only; others are interactive.

The data in following columns can be used to sort the table, but cannot be changed or reviewed (view-only).

Last Name
First Name
Last Course Access
Days Since Last Course Access

The following interactive columns can be used to report on other performance features. Click the link or icon for a user to access their data.

Review Status - lays the number of Content Items that have been reviewed by a user. Click the link for a detailed view of Content Items reviewed.
Adaptive Release - Click the icon to display the Menu for a user, showing every Content Item in the Course. Items use icons to indicate whether content items and folders are visible or invisible to the user and whether the items have been reviewed.
Discussion Board - Displays the number of posts for the user. Click the link to display which Forums the user has posted to and statistics about each post. Forum names link to a Collection of posts for the user.
View Grades - Only displayed if the Grade Center is enabled. Provides links to the
Grade Center: Click the icon to display the Grade Center.

Users can click the Print icon (in the tool bar above the column headings) to open the page in a new window in a printer-friendly format.


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