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Monitoring Engagement in Brightspace: Individual Students

The Classlist

As of late February 2021, the Last Accessed date is more accurate as it also shows accesses from Brightspace Pulse. It's always worth a quick look here to see if everyone is still logging in.

The classlist in Brightspace

The Progress Tool

This tool is the main place to go in order to see a student's engagement across the range of tools and content in your module. To find it, select Assessment from the navbar, then choose Progress. You will see something like this:

class progress tool

The Login History can be a bit misleading, as students don't need to keep logging in if they are accessing content via Brightspace Pulse. You might want to change the column by clicking Settings at the top of the page.

You can then select the dropdown menu next to Login History and choose Replace. This will allow you to put System Access there instead. System Access is a more accurate way of tracking activity in Brightspace if students are using different devices.

changing the settings in Class Progress

From the Progress tool, you can get more information on a student by clicking their name. You are then able to get more information about their engagement with particular tools by selecting from the menu to the side and then clicking the subheading.

Individual student progress

The Table of Contents Reports

You can also get summaries of engagement with particular content items via the reports in Table of Contents.

Go to the Content area, select the Table of Contents, and then choose Related Tools and finally View Reports:

Accessing the reports in Table of Contents

If you then select the Users tab, you will seeThe users tab in the table of contents reportsClicking a student's name will then give you more information on their content completion:

A student's content progress

Within a Topic

It's easily overlooked, but you can also see who has completed a topic by looking at the completion stats at the bottom of a topic page:

completion summary