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New Dashboards Link Student Engagement to Performance

Echo360 and Instructure are teaming up to provide faculty and advisers with real-time analytics that link student engagement to academic performance. The companies today launched an integrated analytics solution that mines data from Instructure's Canvas learning management system and Echo360's classroom platform.

The integrated dashboard "will allow faculty to quickly compare course-level data, like attendance and grades, with more granular evidence of real-time student engagement like note-taking, class participation, and collaborating with peers," according to a press release. By tapping into the data on learning activity before, during and after class, faculty can identify struggling students early and provide additional support.

"We know that student engagement is one of, if not the most, critical early indicators of course completion and success, but faculty tell us they are frustrated by what little insight they have into the student learning behaviors that really matter," said Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360, in a statement. "Faculty and institutions no longer have to rely on proxies for student engagement like gym activity or meal card swipes. By combining the best of LMS and classroom engagement data, educators can know right away which students are at risk and can intervene before it is too late."

The "engagement-to-grades correlation" is the first in a series of data dashboards and reports that Echo360 and Instructure are developing; additional reports will be available in early 2017. For more information, visit the Echo360 and Instructure sites.

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