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.

You are encourage to also review What do the analytics mean? to understand how Engagement itself if calculated.

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.

Analytics for LIVE classes - There are some student participation statistics that cannot be applied or are tracked differently for live-streamed classes, because Echo360 has no concept of a "time stamp" of a live-stream. For example, "video views" apply to a processed video, not to a live-stream. If the student views the capture of the class again later, they will get credit for a video view. Notes word counts are tracked, as well as questions and responses. Activity participation and Presentation views are counted for any presentation also published to the class.

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.

Attendance

Definition: Whether or not the student attends a class DURING the time it is scheduled. If the student clicked on the class and viewed the classroom during the date/time the class is scheduled, they get credit for attendance.

This is a binary statistic, meaning "yes they entered the classroom during that time" or "no they didn't". This metric does not track how long they were in the classroom or whether they viewed any of the materials. Students can enter the classroom anytime between 10 minutes before the scheduled class starts, and 5 minutes before it ends.

It's an easy metric to understand but can be hard to quantify, especially if you have classes that simply hold media. If the only classes you create for your section are for the actual classes being taught, then attendance has very specific meaning. Otherwise just know that if a student doesn't watch the media during the time-frame of the class, their attendance count will be skewed. You should weigh this metric in your engagement settings appropriately.