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Data Explorer

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Coming soon

Newcastle University will be implementing Jisc’s learning analytics tool, Data Explorer, for staff use, which provides Personal Tutors and colleagues in roles that support tutoring processes with a user-friendly and visual dashboard of students' data that demonstrates their educational experience through their learning interactions (engagement) and academic progress (attainment).

Additionally, students will have access to their own engagement and attainment data through the Study Goal app, offering them a more personalised learning experience.

When will Data Explorer and Study Goal be introduced?

In semester 2 of 2022/23, Data Explorer was introduced on a pilot basis to three Schools. The initial pilot aimed to collect feedback from Personal Tutors, colleagues who support transition, and Professional Services colleagues within Education Teams who are involved in exploring or aggregating analytics from various systems.

The insights gathered from the pilot evaluation helped shape and support subsequent implementation plans, with an extended pilot scheduled to take place throughout academic year 2023/24, encompassing a broader range of Schools across the University.

Engagement will take place with colleagues and students throughout 2023/24 to support and develop initial implementation plans for Study Goal.

What data will be presented in Data Explorer?

Data Explorer aims to collate and present the following data sources for individual, and cohorts of, students in a dashboard:

  • Student Record Data (SAP)
  • Attendance - from the Student Attendance Monitoring System (SAMS)
  • Assessment data - from Canvas and NESS
  • Engagement data – from engagement in Canvas Courses
  • Video Capture – from ReCap (Panopto)

Project Updates

Our internal project webpage provides regular updates on the Learning Analytics project, and is updated regularly with key developments and project milestones.