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What is Learning Analytics?

 Learning analytics begins with… “learning” As defined by the University of Adelaide, “Learning Analytics” is: “The practice of developing actionable insights through the collection, analysis and reporting of data about learners and their contexts, for purposes of understanding and optimising learning and the environments in which it occurs.”

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A no fear approach to learning analytics

A Q&A with Learning Analytics Manager, Marcel Lavrencic Learning analytics is a complex area, and it can be daunting to even think about where to start. This is why we have a team dedicated to learning analytics. As part of the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Unit, the Learning Analytics Team offer assistance to staff within […]

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OnTask: what is it and why should you be using it?

OnTask is a software platform designed to improve the academic experience of students through the delivery of timely, personalised and actionable student feedback through email messages. The email messages are determined by expected evidence-based student behaviour, performance and characteristics from MyUni. The data that feeds into OnTask is from an Excel or CSV file downloaded […]

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LEI’s ‘High Failure Rate’ HAKLAB/01 Contribution

On Tues 25th September our colleagues over in ITDS hosted a Hack Day on the Mezzanine Level 5 of The Hub.  As they explained to us ‘a Hack Day is an organised event where teams come together to develop ideas which help to solve a business problem’.  The brief was that we should ‘mashup, reuse […]

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Get to know your analytics in MyUni

The analytics in MyUni combines activity data from Canvas, students and unit/course from PeopleSoft. How can Learning Analytics be used? Understand students’ behaviours and adapt to a personalised learning path. Identify students and class engagement patterns online, i.e. are students logging in and accessing items/tools, and if so, when. Clarify access patterns, both timing and […]

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Learning Analytics come to life!

Do you know who your students are this semester? Would knowing about them help you to be more prepared and effective in delivering your courses? Try the New Course Student Profile Report in LMS Analytics! It provides demographic information about the students in your course i.e. which other courses are they studying, which other programs […]

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Leveraging Analytics to Stimulate Student Engagement

Guest blog by Dr. Peter Strelan I coordinate and teach a large first year Research Methods course in Psychology.  As much as possible, I try to use student data and experience as a feedback loop to illustrate key principles in the course.  Having collaborated with Daniel Barry from the Analytics team in Learning Enhancement and Innovation, […]

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Learning design and analytics enhance the student experience

In late 2017, the Learning Enhancement & Innovation team were invited to investigate a high failure rate (>20%) course at ECMS and make some design recommendations for possible adjustments and/or interventions with the aim of improving the pass rate and enhancing the overall student learning experience. The LEI team began by looking at Learning Analytics […]

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Peppy about Program Design

“This isn’t the course building that I would normally do” was the Course Coordinator’s response to the first Program Enhancement Partnership (PEP) workshop at the University of Adelaide. Program Enhancement Partnership activities commenced at the University with a series of pilot workshops in December 2017 and the first program off the block was the Bachelor […]

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Using the ‘LMS Analytics’ tool to connect with students

Understanding the student access and activity within a course is even more valuable when connecting with students about their progress. The ‘LMS Analytics’ tool in every MyUni course supports staff to explore course activity and connect with students via email. Instructors can rapidly access data on the frequency and timing of student access for course content, including […]

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