Get insight into your students' activity

As an instructor, you can see when your students opened, started, and submitted tests and assignments with the Student Activity report. In general, this feature looks and functions the same whether you're working in an Original or Ultra course. In an Original course, you can also view student activity for Kaltura multimedia content.

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View student activity for an assessment

Access Student Activity data from the Course Content page. Access an assessment's menu and select Student Activity. A panel with student activity information opens.

You can't access Student Activity in an anonymously graded assessment's menu. When you disable anonymous grading, the Student Activity option appears in the menu.

The Student Activity Overview provides aggregate information about your students' performance on the assessment, such as the number who reviewed instructor feedback.

You can also view activity for discussions. Discussion analytics provide you with insights to forum participants and activity. This information can help you identify students who are participating or may need help and encouragement. You can access discussion analytics from the Discussions or Course Content page.

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Explore student activity details

The top of the page shows you an overview of information, including the course average submission time, time to open, time before due date, and submission activity for all students. The Grade Distribution shows the grades you've assigned to students.

The bottom half of the page includes individual student activity, including each student's names, activity timeline, start to finish time, and grade. You can view this data in two modes: grid view or chart view. The grid view displays an Activity Timeline in a visual, box-and-whisker plot graph. You can hover over the tick marks on the plot to see important markers of student activity, such as the date the student opened the assignment.

The chart view provides the same information as the graph, but each time detail is listed in separate columns with numerical data.

  • Accessed After - The amount of time that passed between the test being visible to students and the students' first views.
  • Date Opened - The date the test was previewed, but no attempt was started.
  • Date Started - The date the attempt was started.
  • Start to Finish - The amount of time the student took to complete the test submission.

If you want, you can choose to download the data for all your students. Select Download in the upper-right section of Student Activity Details.

Contact a student to follow up

In the Student Activity Details section, you can send a message to a specific student from the default grid view.

Select Message and send a message to one of your students. Invite the student to meet with you one-on-one or during office hours to discuss activity in the course.

On a smaller mobile device, you may need to select the More Options icon first before the Message choice appears.