How to manage indicators in the Progress tool

In this article you will learn:

Available Progress tool indicators

You can only have a maximum of 4 visible indicators at a time on the Progress homepage. Available indicators include:

Indicator name Description
Content completed This indicator shows how many required content topics each student has completed.
Objectives This indicator illustrates each student's progression through the assigned objectives.
Assignment submissions This indicator shows the current average on all submission folders as well as a visualisation of the scores of the last 15 items.
Hover over each bar for additional details about the folders.
Grades This indicator presents the current final grade for the student, as well as a visualisation of the scores of the last 15 items.
Hovering over each bar provides additional details for the grades.
Checklist completion This indicator displays how the learner is progressing through the assigned course checklists. Highlighted items indicate items that are due within the next 7 days.
Content visited
This indicator shows how many content topics each student has accessed by navigating within the Content tool. If students navigate to an activity outside of the Content tool (for instance, by using the navbar) it does not count as a visit.
Discussion participation
This indicator presents user statistics for reading, posting, and responding to discussions.
Quiz performance This indicator presents the current average on all quizzes as well as a visualisation of the scores of the last 15 items.
Hovering over each bar provides additional details for the quiz.
Survey completion This indicator displays the student's progression through the assigned surveys in the course.
System Access (Last 30 days)
The System Access indicator displays the number of accesses to the system for the last 30 days.

Managing the indicators

You can edit the settings of the Progress tool adding, replacing, reordering the indicators of students' course progress.

  1. Click Progress in the green navigation bar of your course
  2. Click Settings in the upper right of the page
Progress homepage

Settings page of the Progress tool opens.

To add indicators

In the Settings page of the Progress tool

1. Click on the button + Add Indicator

This option only appears when you are adding an indicator for the first time. Afterwards, you can only replace the unwanted indicator.

Progress tool - Settings

2. In the pop-up window a list of available indicators appears, click on the indicator you want to add. The indicator will then automatically appear in the list on the SettingsĀ page.

You can have only maximum 4 indicator at a time visible. If you wish to change the indicators in your list go to section 2.2 To remove indicators of this article.

3. To finalise the change click the blue button Save and Close

To remove indicators

It is possible to remove an indicator only by replacing it with another.

In the Settings page of the Progress tool navigate to the indicator you want to remove.

  1. Click on the downward arrow next to the name of the indicator
  2. From the drop-down menu click on Replace

A window pops up with a list of available indicators. Click on the one that will replace the currently visible indicator. It will be automatically added to the list on the Settings page of the Progress tool.

3. To finalise the change click the blue button Save and Close

To reorder indicators

In the Settings page of the Progress tool

  1. Click on the downward arrow next to the name of the indicator
  2. From the drop-down menu click either Move up or Move down to reorder the indicators
Progress tool - Settings - move indicator

3. To finalise the change click the blue button Save and Close

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You now know how to add, remove and reorder indicators of the Progress tool in Brightspace!