Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD) will be unavailable starting January 11, 2024

The Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD) will be unavailable starting January 11, 2024 due to significant changes in our data environment. We hope to be able to reprise/provide an alternative to LEAD in the future and will continue to explore and evaluate other tools and approaches.


The Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard (LEAD) is a course-level learning analytics dashboard that displays Canvas, Kaltura MediaSpace and Unizin Engage e-text data to instructors enrolled in Canvas. LEAD presents visualizations using Tableau, UW–‍Madison’s institutional data visualization tool. It has been a centrally supported tool since the fall of 2020. 

What is happening, why and when?

The learning management system, Canvas, has re-architected their underlying data structure moving from a star schema to relational database for more modern operations. These data changes will require rebuilding in our local environment to ensure compatibility. Therefore, LEAD will be unavailable beginning on January 11, 2024 as we evaluate options.

What do I need to do? How will I be affected?

  • There is no action required from you.
  • If you are interested in viewing course-level data about students’ engagement and behavior in your course, there are other resources available that may be useful. Check out the KnowledgeBase to learn more about learning analytics in specific tools.
  • We are continuing to consider next steps, including evaluating other tools and approaches. We are committed to ensuring meaningful information is provided to campus professionals in a responsible way.

Questions or concerns - who to contact

KeywordsLEAD   Doc ID133636
OwnerKari J.GroupLearning Analytics
Created2023-12-18 14:11:31Updated2024-01-18 15:58:42
SitesDoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison, Learning Analytics
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