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Activity Heatmap Dashboard

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

Introduction

The Activity Heatmap is an interactive dashboard that provides a snapshot of what students are doing in a course. This dashboard can be used to better understand when students are busiest and what kinds of activities they are doing.

Details

Locate the Dashboard

  1. First, tap Data and Insights from the Brightspace Navbar and then select Insights Portal.
    The Brightspace homepage is shown with arrows pointing to the Data and Insights menu in the navbar and to the Insights Portal option within.
  2. Next, tap Insights Report Builder at the top of the Insights Portal page.
  3. At this point, a new tab will open. To view the dashboard, open the menu at the top left of the page and select Activity Heatmap Dashboard - For Mentors.
    A screenshot of the Overview page is layered to show the menu icon and the Activity Heatmap Dashboard within. Arrows point to both of these selections.
  4. Next filter your Activity Heatmap to display the Term, Course and/or Student of interest.
    1. Filter by Term
      1. First, tap the Student Course Activity - Term Filter - Instructor V2 drop-down to select a term.
      2. Next, choose a term by placing a checkmark in the box located to the left of the term name and then tap the Apply button.
      3. As a result, the dashboard will refresh and display only the selections made. View these results within in the Most Active Course Items - Instructors and Student Course Activity - Instructors - V2 cards.
    2. Filter by Course
      1. First, tap the Student Course Activity - Course Filter - Instructor V2 drop-down to select a course name.
      2. Next, choose a course by placing a checkmark in the box located to the left of the course name and then tap the Apply button.
      3. As a result, the dashboard will refresh and display only the selections made. View these results within in the Most Active Course Items - Instructors and Student Course Activity - Instructors - V2 cards.
    3.  Filter by Student 
      1. First, locate the Student Course Activity - Name Filter - Instructor V2 card.
      2. Next, place a check in the checkbox located to the left of the student's name.
      3. As a result, the dashboard will refresh and display only the selections made. View these results within in the Most Active Course Items - Instructors and Student Course Activity - Instructors - V2 cards.
  5. Interact with the Most Active Course Items - Instructors and Student Course Activity - Instructors - V2 cards.
    1. Most Active Course Items - Instructors card. Scroll using the bar on the right side of the card to view the activity count for the course or activity.
    2. Student Course Activity - Instructors - V2 card. This card will show by date the activity count for the filtered data. Tap the number within the day to view a list of activities. The results will appear on the Most Active Course Items - Instructors card.

Card Options

Each card contains a Card options icon (wrench). To show this icon, hover over the card and it will appear on the top right of the card. Choose from one of the available options.
The Activity Heatmap Dashboard card is shown with an arrow pointing to the card options menu.

  • Details. Once selected, this option opens the table into a separate page containing only this information. It contains insights such as outliers, averages, and more. 
  • Schedule as Report. This option allows mentors to distribute the report to themselves or others on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  • Edit Scheduled Report. Selecting this option will allow mentors to adjust the reports they distribute. 
  • Send Now. This option will allow a mentor to send the report one time to themselves or others. 
  • Send / Export. Selecting this option will provide options for sending or saving card information. 
  • Add to Favorites. Choosing this option will add the card to your Favorites page. 
  • Alert Me. Selecting this option will allow a mentor to create an alert driven by real-time data straight to your inbox. 

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