How to Use Project Pals Analytics Like a Pro

    

Data and assessment should be at the core of every teacher's methodology. At Project Pals, we've made that easy with Analytics

Brush up on the benefits and applications of our analytics tools below.

Benefits of Project Pals Analytics

Project Pals Analytics allows you to capitalize on the collaborative aspect of project-based learning (PBL), without compromising on transparency and accountability.

With Analytics, you can:

  • See who did what in group work
  • Quantify student actions and collaborative instances
  • Track time spent on projects through sessions
  • See big trends by comparing classes or individual students over time
  • Make data-driven decisions and assessments

Armed with Analytics, you can measure, monitor, and assess student progress, either by project or over an extended period of time.

Project Pals Analytics Glossary

Project Pals uses different terms to describe user behavior. Here's what each of them mean: 

Hours: active time spent in Project Pals (this resets after you've been idle for 15 minutes)

Sessions: number of times a user has logged into Project Pals

Actions: number of times a user has created or edited content

Tasks: specific project goals assigned to students in the workspace by the teacher

Collaborations: shared actions, such as comments and contributions to the same content

 

Data at a Glance in the Dashboard

Quickly see top projects and students at a glance in the Dashboard right when you log in. See the number of student actions by date, and access more detailed reports below.

Projects are linked for fast and easy access.

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The Project Dashboard provides a quick glimpse at student activity right when you log in

 

Project Analytics Right in the Workspace

Analytics for individual projects are available right in the workspace. Simply select the  Project Menu in the upper right and click on  Analytics

You'll be able to see a detailed report of the actions, sessions, collaborations, and hours of your students, and charts and graphs of what the team has done and who contributed the most.

Use these insights to hold students accountable for group work and grade projects accurately

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Example analytics report available in every Project Menu

 

See Big Trends Under Statistics

Statistics help you zoom out to see big trends. You can view these under Manage  Statistics on the Homepage sidebar. Use the Statistics tool to answer questions like:

  • How much has an individual student contributed to projects this quarter? This year?
  • Which projects were the most engaging for my students?
  • How long did it take most students to complete a specific project?
  • How do my classes compare to one another?

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Statistics dashboard showing actions of six classes between 8/15/2021 and 9/18/2021

Under Statistics, you can view data from multiple classes, and refine by assignments and student(s). Change the time period to include a greater date range to see a snapshot of student performance over time.

District and account admins have access to even more data. These accounts are able to see the same information district- or school-wide, while teachers only have access to their classes.

Try These Analytics Tips on Your Next Project Pals Project!

Have questions about Project Pals Analytics? Let us know in the comments below, or reach out to us at sales@projectpals.com

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