The student progress feature in Desire2Learn (D2L) provides information at a glance on how successfully individual students are achieving learning outcomes, participating in discussion boards, and meeting their grading goals. In this video, Alan Ackmann shows how to view, use, and interpret the user progress tool.
- If you've got a course setup that relies heavily on incremental steps, you'll want to monitor students' progress closely. Fortunately, the user progress tool in d2l makes that very simple. In the course's Classlist tab, each student has a dropdown arrow next to their name. And one of the options in that dropdown is View progress. Give it a click. The resulting screen is broken up into several sections, depending on your course setup. At the top, you can see preliminary grade information, which, depending on your gradebook setup, may also display the current grade, maximum grade, and minimum grade a student can earn, as well as what percentage of the grade has yet to be determined.
Immediately below grades, you'll see the student's progress towards specific learning objectives, as well as things like how much content they've viewed, and how much time they've spent viewing it. You can also see how many discussion threads users have viewed and participated in, how many assignment submissions they have created, as well as how many have yet to be graded. You can also see how students have performed on quizzes, checklists, or even surveys, as well as their login history, both in terms of login frequency, and most recent login.
Even better, if you want to zoom in on what's most critical, you can use the sidebar selections, to focus the data. All this information is available within the individual course reporting tools as well, but this somewhat hidden user progress feature does an excellent job of streamlining all the access, which is especially useful in online course, where you don't have the benefit of face to face contact.
- Using the Attendance tool
- Communicating through the D2L chat feature
- Accessing and tracking student progress
- Viewing class-wide statistics and data
- Setting up matching, ordering, and arithmetic quiz questions
- Developing a question library
- Designing a custom rubric
- Setting up student self-assessments
- Importing, exporting, and copying course components
- Adding new users to a D2L course