When I wrote this post, I was mainly focusing on how data could inform and save in classrooms through behavior management. However, now I am more focused on how data can drive positive change in the classroom as well, such as through engagement. As distractions become more frequent, we can use LMS's or platforms such as Panopto to our advantage by figuring out what students are actually focusing on. The instructional video below on how to use Canvas Analytics shows how time efficient it can be for the professors. For example, professors can click on an assignment and click to only message students who have not submitted it, instead of having to go through individually checking. Additionally, professors can easily send a reminder for assignments to students who have not submitted it yet. As a student myself, I really appreciated when professors did this because I think this recognizes that life and distractions happen. When the analytics note page views and participation data then that can guide the instructor in choosing whether a page is even worth having in the module. Or maybe a page with a large number of views should be broken up into two to not be as overwhelming for the students.
Data can be driven for student and engagement success.
"Educators understand and use data to drive their instruction and support students in achieving their learning goals"