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MyUW’s Instructor Course Dashboard

A new feature of MyUW–Course Dashboard–displays aggregated data from previous offerings of the same course as well as data for the courses instructors are currently teaching. Course Dashboards support instructors in a variety of ways.

Preparation for the quarter

Instructors can compare the incoming median cumulative GPA of their current course with past offerings to determine how much time they should spend on the most challenging topics and plan for extra support if necessary.

Improving the classroom experience for students

The Course Dashboard shows instructors the distribution of majors and the courses students are taking concurrently, helping an instructor make connections between students’ interests and the course’s subject matter.

Assessing the effectiveness of teaching practices

By providing historical data such as median final grade and percent of students who have failed the course, as well as comparative data, such as the median cumulative GPA of current students versus past, the dashboard help instructors assess pedagogical or curricular tweaks they’ve made.

Teaching a course for the first time

There is an assortment of unknowns for instructors who are teaching a course for the first time, for instance: “how challenging has this course been for students in the past?” By providing data like the median final grade of past offerings (in aggregate) and the percent of students who have failed, the Course Dashboard provides insights into this and other questions.

Course Dashboard will be available for all instructors of record on all three campuses at the start of winter quarter 2018.