LEAD: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Learning Engagement Analytics Dashboard
This document details frequently asked questions regarding the Learner Engagement Analytics Daskboard (LEAD).
Kaltura Videos are not all counted.
Correct: it depends on how the video was added/embedded in your course.
- Currently, videos that are embedded into Canvas are tracked by LEAD only if they were embedded using the direct integration to Kaltura Media under the blue V icon which launches more external tools.
NOTE: please do NOT redo all of your embedded media if it’s not showing up now; that could take considerable time and energy, and we continue to explore alternatives.
I’m not seeing what I expected to see in LEAD; some of the activity seems to be missing?
- Double-check that you have clicked the “Apply” button if you adjust filters; remember if you switch from one visualization to the next, the filters are persistent until you change them back/again.
- Again, please don’t hesitate to send us questions. You can also request a consultation, so we can look at your dashboard with you, and discuss specific questions you may have.
The Heat Map doesn’t show the dates.
- Correct: it does show the days of the week. Remember you can filter by date, and see a week or just a few weeks or days at a time. Adjust the slider at the top of the visualization.
Can I download the data?
- Currently you can download summary data - go to the top right corner of the page in Tableau, and the download icon allows you to download an image, a PDF, or a PowerPoint document.
- Downloading as a CSV file is also possible; contact us through the Help Desk if you would like access to a CSV file and we can update your permissions. This is raw data and will need to be manipulated.
- Remember that students are unique individuals and are much more than their data - be sure to consider the student holistically.
- UW-Madison Learning Analytics Guiding Principles state that learning analytics should be used to benefit students; instructors should be transparent about using learning analytics; instructors should respect students’ privacy and confidentiality, and should minimize potential adverse impacts.
For additional information on learning analytics at UW-Madison, please visit the learning analytics guide, What are the pedagogical uses of learning analytics?