What do the Exported Metrics Actually Show?

Below are the definitions and calculations done for the data as exported to the LMS gradebook. These calculations are provided so that you can understand what you're seeing in the LMS and correlate that with what you see in Echo360.

If you are not seeing exported Echo360 analytics in your LMS gradebook, be sure the link to the Echo360 LTI Tool is located properly, and that students are accessing Echo360 through that link location. This location differs depending on the LMS you are using.

Engagement percentage (%)

Engagement is exported and shows up as a percentage. 45% is shown as 45.00 in the Echo360 column.

This means that if you select All classes for exporting Engagement, you are likely to see a different number than you see in Echo360 for a student for all classes. Echo360's overall engagement score for the whole section has a more complicated algorithm than simply each class' score averaged out across the section.

Activity participation/score percentages (%)

Activity participation/score is exported as a percentage. 65% is shown as 65.00 in the Echo360 column.

For exporting these metrics, it is very important that instructors only select classes that HAVE activities. Otherwise the exported figure is skewed by 0% sent for any class that does not have activities.

Video views percentage (%)

Video views are sent as a "percentage of the video that the student viewed". However please note that the number we send is the percentage as a decimal, NOT as a whole number like the above described percentages. This means that 100% is shown as 1.0; 85% is shown as 0.85.

Like with Activities, this means it is very important that instructors only select classes that HAVE videos, and those that you expect the student to have already viewed. Otherwise the exported figure is skewed by 0% for any class that does not have a video.

Presentation views

Presentation views are not sent as a percentage but as an aggregated number of views. This number is sent as a decimal number where necessary, a whole number where it applies.

So if my student viewed one class presentation 2x, and one class presentation 1x and I export those two classes, that's three total views divided by two classes. So I get 1.5 as the exported figure.  The student viewed the two presentations 1.5 times (on average).  

Like with video views, this means it is very important that instructors only select classes that HAVE presentations, and those that you expect the student to have already viewed. Otherwise the exported figure is skewed by 0 for any class that does not have a presentation.

This metric may be most useful as a single class export, or a full term/half term export, to be sure that students are viewing your presentations at least once per class.