Discover at-risk students early.

Course administration > X-Ray > Risk

The risk status report tells you the following.

  • Inactive Students: A list of who has not been active in your course.
  • Risk Metrics: A table that helps you identify the students who are at risk in your course.
  • Total Risk Profile: A graph that shows the distribution of the estimated risk in your course.
  • Risk History: A graph that shows you the risk development for each student over time.

If groups are set up, then you can view the report of an individual group instead of the whole course.

Inactive Students

The Inactive Students table shows you who has not been active in your course yet.

Showing up early is a predictor of success. Research shows that participants who show up for class early are more likely to complete the course and on average perform better academically. This pattern of behavior may be an indication of future engagement.

Review this list early in your course. It is important to identify the no-shows as soon as possible. Often students haven't accessed the course yet because they are having technical issues. For example, they haven't received notice that the course has started, they don't know where/how to log on, and so on. Reporting these issues to your institution's help-desk and dealing with them early increases the student's chance for success.

Risk Metrics

Learning that a student is in the danger zone allows for early intervention. When you know the prevalent reason for the risk you can take targeted action.

The Risk Metrics table helps you identify the students who are at risk in your course. Risk is based on a student's grades as well as their participation in course discussions, time spent in the course, and demographic factors.

Total Risk Profile

The Total Risk Profile graph shows the distribution of estimated risk in the course. Green represents those who are not considered at risk, yellow those at medium risk, and red shows those who are at high risk.

Example: Here the majority of the students are in the low risk category, with some at medium risk. Very few students are at high risk.

Risk History

The Risk History graph shows the risk evolution for each student. The dot size indicates the risk. Bigger dots display higher risks. The color of the dots shows additionally the risk category: green low risk, yellow medium risk, red high risk.

Example: In this example, Taylor's risk estimate went up over the time period shown, as well as Anthony's, whereas Jacob stayed in the low risk category all the time.