What can Analytics do for you?

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Create Graph

Create and customize a graph. Filter by student, by writing area, by how students respond to Comments, and by student progress across Assignments.

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View Analytics

View graphs showing students' habits as they write and revise, their strengths and weaknesses, and their progress across multiple drafts and essays.

Review and Plan

Use WriteLab's Analytics to inform your teaching practices. Plan lessons, organize work, and strategically pair students for peer review.


Why build Analytics?

Understanding what students have done well and what they’re struggling with is a vital part of teaching writing, and knowing how they respond to feedback is equally important.

As teachers, we spend innumerable hours responding to student writing, often without knowing how students address our feedback. Here are just a few of the questions WriteLab’s Analytics will help you answer:

  • How do I know if my student learned from my comments? Will they help her as she revises this essay, as she writes the next one, or in the class she takes next semester?
  • How did my student react to my comments? Did he move on to the next comment after five minutes or after five seconds?
  • Which comments do my student find useful? Have I asked too many questions? Given too many directives? 
  • How many of my comments did my student actually read? How many inspired revision?

For every piece of feedback students receive, WriteLab gives you feedback in return – feedback that tells you about your students’ writing habits. 

Whether you’re pairing students for peer review or showing how your writing center affects student progress, WriteLab’s comprehensive metrics can help you make informed decisions.

With Analytics for Instructors and Analytics for Writing Centers, we offer you unique information about how your students write.


When can I use Analytics?

Current Features

  • Analytics for Instructors:
    Use WriteLab's Analytics in your Course.

  • Student Responses to
    WriteLab's Comments:

    View graphs showing how many WriteLab Comments student(s) found helpful, how many they found unhelpful, and how many remain unaddressed.
     
  • Student Progress
    (WriteLab's Comments):

    View graphs showing student progress through WriteLab's Comments across Drafts and Assignments.
     
  • Student Strengths
    and Weaknesses:

    View graphs showing how many Comments WriteLab offered in each Module.

Coming October 2015

  • Analytics for Writing Centers: Use WriteLab's Analytics in your Writing Center.
     
  • Student Responses to
    Instructor and Peer Feedback:

    View graphs showing how many instructor or peer notes student(s) found helpful, how many they found unhelpful, and how many remain unaddressed.
     
  • Student Progress (Instructor
    and Peer Comments):

    View graphs showing student progress through WriteLab's Comments across Drafts and Assignments.
     
  • Length and Time:
    View data on Draft length and time between Drafts.

 

In Development

  • Analytics for Individual Users: Use WriteLab's Analytics to review your own progress.
     
  • Student Reactions to Feedback: View graphs showing how many Comments student(s) read, how many that inspired revisions, and how many caused students to reference the Guide.
     
  • Time: 
    View time student(s) spent on an individual Draft.

 


 

How can I learn more?

We'll keep you updated and send you a reminder when new Analytics features become available.
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