Strategies for learning and teaching

It is important to monitor how students are engaging with the subject materials and participating in face-to-face and online elements. Technology enables educators to track learner activity and provide feedback to support learning. A range of tools are available that can be used to review and improve the use of content and learning activities. These tools can be used proactively to identify students in need of support to enable resources to be provided as appropriate. This data can also be used to improve the student experience and curriculum design through reflection on student access considerations and subject site design.

Supported technologies

Blackboard Analytics for Learn
Analytics for Learn extracts and integrates staff, student and organisational data from LearnJCU and existing JCU information systems to create a series of new reports for academic staff with a focus on real-time learning, teaching and student engagement.

Retention Centre 
The Retention Centre provides an easy way for you to identify and track the activity of potentially at-risk students in your subject.

Performance Dashboard 
The Performance Dashboard collates a range of student performance data including Days since last site access, Review Status of content items, contributions to Discussion Boards and number of Early Warning conditions met.

Subject reports 
Subject Reports provides a graphical summary of site usage and activity for all or selected students between nominated dates.

Item statistics 
LearnJCU allows you to track the number of times any individual folder, content item or link has been accessed by students in your subject. Reports can be generated for all students or individuals between nominated dates.

Review status 
The Review Status feature allows students to indicate whether they have reviewed a content item.

User progress 
User progress is a quick way to check whether students can see and have accessed a content item.