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View Student Time Spent in Course (for Collaborative Instructors)

Intended Audience: Collaborative Instructors
This article pertains to courses taught by local teachers as part of a collaborative partnership.


When gauging student progress, it may be helpful to know how much time a student has spent in your course. By visiting the Student Progress Page, instructors can view the total amount of time a student has spent engaging with the content in their course as well as a breakdown of how the time has been spent and which parts of the course have been accessed. Follow the steps below to access this information for students in your course(s).
Note: This data does not include content that is linked outside of Brightspace as well as time spent idle, working on assignments outside of Brightspace, or time spent on non-content pages like the Class Homepage or My Progress pages.


  1. First, access your course in Brightspace.
  2. Next, on the horizontal navbar, click More, then Course Admin.
  3. Then select Class Progress.
  4. At this point, select a student by clicking on their name.
    The Class Progress page is shown with a list of students within a content data table. An arrow points to the linked student name within the table.
  5. Next, scroll down to the Content section.
  6. The total amount of time that the student has spent in the course is given as well as data on the number of times they have visited the course and how many topics they’ve accessed.
    Note: Topics can include lessons, assignments, quizzes, and any additional resources in the course.
    The Progress Summary page is shown with an arrow pointing to the Content section which contains content information.
  7. Next, tap the Topics Visited section to see details on the most recent items the student has worked on.
    An image of the Content section has been enlarged to show the Topics visited and its details including last visited date and time.
  8. At this point, tap Content from the left navigation menu to see additional data.
  9. You will be able to see access data for each module of the course. Tap the triangle next to the number of topics to expand the section.
    The Content Progress page is shown to view additional content details. An arrow points to the Content option within the left menu and to the Hide/Show Details button.
  10. Finally, view details for each item within the module.

Additional Information

Note that each topic item has an icon next to it that indicates the type of item it is. Refer to the key below for icon identification.


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