on 08-31-2017 11:47 AM
I work in product develoopment at Cengage. In one of our products (Aplia) we have an analytics capability that allows instructors to see how a class or individual students are doing on assignements or even specific problems. This capability makes it easy to highlight problems that are giving the class or specific students problems. We are wresting with whether to include in the analytics the results of students who have not attempted an assignment at all. By not attempted, I mean the due date has passed and the student has not attempted the assignment at all. The gradebook will show a score of 0, but should we factor the 0 into the analytics or only include results in analytics for problems that have at least been attempted? Thanks for your input!
on 09-06-2017 02:23 PM
I use Aplia frequently as an App, and I appreciate all the work you do to keep it functioning so smoothly.
I teach freshman students and--unfortunately--sometimes they just do not complete work. So I do need to see "zeros" on assignments, and I do factor those into my overall course statistics. So having the same in the analytics feature would be helpful, at least for me.
Thanks so much for the outreach and opportunity for feedback!