Experience Sharing and Demonstration of Learning Analytics Tools

Experience Sharing and Demonstration of Learning Analytics Tools

Learning analytics provides us with a data-driven look at students’ learning behaviour. In this series of sessions various teachers will share their experiences in using different learning analytics tools. There will also be demonstrations on how you can use these tools.

calendar_today Date: 8 – 10 March 2022
schedule Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
location_on Venue: Online Mode through Zoom
person Target: All Staff

Participation in this seminar can be counted towards the Certificate Course “Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education” under the theme, “Learning and Teaching Support”.

If you would like to have an overview on these tools, you are also welcome to join the seminar on 4 March 2022: https://bit.ly/3GQwtB9

8 March 2022 @1:00-2:00pm

Discussion Forum Participation:
A Dashboard for Visualising Students’ Contribution to Moodle Discussion Forums

IntelliBoard Reports:
A Suite of Reports for Overview of Students’ Moodle Activities


Sharing opinions and findings on Moodle Discussion Forums is a common class activity. Often we would like to know how frequent students contribute to the discussion, especially when the discussion is related to group work. The Discussion Forum Participation is a Moodle plug-in that addresses this need by providing a graphical representation of students’ contributions over time. These graphs, furthermore, enable students to compare their level of contribution to the class average and the average of their group, thus providing motivation to participate in the discussion. The IntelliBoard reports are another suite of reports that provide teachers with a larger overview of students’ activities in various courses, such as summarising the number of visits to different Moodle activities and identifying inactive students.

In addition to showing you how to use these tools, this workshop will have Dr Winnie Lam of MIT to share with us how she has been using the Discussion Forum Participation in her courses to monitor and encourage students to work in groups.

class Speaker: Dr Winnie Lam
Associate Head and Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology
people_alt Facilitators: Ms Winnie Wong, Mr Dillan Chen

9 March 2022 @1:00-2:00pm

A Learning Analytics Tool Specific for Reading of Articles


Reading is a common part of our courses, but often we have little information about how students read, e.g., how much time they spend on different pages, which parts they have more questions. BookRoll is a learning analytics tool that aims at tackling these needs: BookRoll provides an interface for students to read articles uploaded by teachers while allowing them to add notes and highlight texts of their choice. Students’ reading activities will then be summarised in a dashboard for further scrutiny by teachers.

In addition to showing you how to use BookRoll, this workshop will have Mr Adam Bong of SSC to share with us how he has used BookRoll to monitor reading activities in his courses and to compare students’ behaviour under different settings.

class Speaker: Mr Adam Bong
Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences
people_alt Facilitators: Dr William Cheung, Mr Dillan Chen

10 March 2022 @1:00-2:00pm

Behaviour Analytics:
A Learning Analytics Tool that Visualises Students’ Sequential Access to Moodle Resources


To ensure students are on track with their courses, teachers often would like to have a better idea about how students make use of resources on Moodle. Behaviour Analtyics is a Moodle plug-in that addresses this need: by displaying various Moodle resources as a network of nodes, Behaviour Analytics shows the sequence in which students access these resources. Its clustering function can also suggest to us students who demonstrate similar access patterns on Moodle.

class Speaker: Dr Sophia Lam
Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Language Studies
people_alt Facilitators: Dr William Cheung, Mr Dillan Chen