Using the Teacher Dashboard

This article provides an overview of the Teacher Dashboard in Buzz.

Buzz includes a Dashboard tab located on the Homepage. This dashboard provides valuable data on teacher and student activity.

ACCESSING THE DASHBOARD

Select the DASHBOARD tab on the upper left side of the Homepage.

The dashboard displays. It contains information regarding teacher responsiveness, student performance, and student pace. 

PERFORMANCE SUMMARY

The first section of the dashboard is the Performance summary. This section provides data on teacher and student performance.

The two bar graphs compare the activities that were graded on each day (blue) to those in the Needs Grading status at the end of the day (red). Hover over a day on either graph to see the specific numbers of activities.

 

Click Teacher responsiveness to display the Needs Grading queue.

Click Student performance or Student pace to open the People tool, which is filtered to show students who are failing (grade) or falling behind schedule (pace).

COURSE AND STUDENT SUMMARIES

The Course summary card summarizes information including the number of courses and the names of courses with students who need critical attention. Click on the summaries for details.

The Student summary card summarizes information including the number of active students and the number of students who need critical attention. Click each summary for details.

COURSES

The Courses card contains information on active students, teacher responsiveness, student performance, and student pace.

The Active enrollments column lists the number of active students in each course.

The teacher responsiveness column shows the overall status of items needing to be graded for each course. Click on the status indicator in this column to open the Needs Grading queue.

  • Green means all items in the Needs Grading queue are less than 2 days old.
  • Yellow means one or more items has remained ungraded for 3 or more days.
  • Red means one or more submitted items has remained ungraded for 6 or more days.

For student performance:

  • Green means students are performing at a level that is above 10% of the minimum grade for the course.
  • Yellow means students have failed one of their last five submissions or are within 10% of failing the course.
  • Red means students have failed two of their last five submissions or are failing the course.

For student pace:

  • Green means a student is submitting all gradable items on time or that less than 15% of the student’s gradable items are past due.
  • Yellow means 15% to 30% of a student’s gradable items are past due or the student has been inactive for 8 to 15 days.
  • Red means 30% or more of a student’s gradable items are past due or the student has been inactive for more than 15 days.

IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that pacing in a continuous course would be based on soft due dates. In this case, students may not be responsible for meeting these dates.

Click a performance or pace indicator to display the People area. In the example to the right, students are filtered to show Critical students.

 

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