U-M, Unizin pilot dashboard tool

By | December 15, 2016
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U-M and Unizin, a consortium of leading research institutions, recently launched a beta pilot of a new learning dashboard tool. Snapshot lets faculty view student engagement trends, monitor outcomes, and identify students at risk of failure. Students can view their own dashboard and compare it with their peers. John Johnston (ITS Teaching & Learning) partnered with Meg Bakewell (Center for Research in Learning and Teaching) to develop the rapid evaluation protocol adopted by other Unizin institutions. An evaluation conducted in October observed faculty walking through typical assessment tasks. Peers then discussed how to best use the tool to improve student outcomes and study behaviors. Observers from Ohio State University attended the exercise and plan to pilot the process there. Unit IT staff have participated in similar sessions, and a student session is planned.