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Using the Analytics Dashboard with D2L LTI 1.3

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The Analytics Dashboard gives you valuable insights into how students have engaged with their assignment directly inside of the LTI Inbox. These summary statistics provide another tool for you to use to help determine where to concentrate further investigation and learning development.

New assignments should be created each academic year to get the most from the Analytics Dashboard. These statistics provide insights into your current cohort of students. Continuous assignments will provide irrelevant long term data.

Accessing the Analytics Dashboard

To use the Analytics Dashboard, launch into the Assignment Inbox. Then, select Analytics from the top bar.

Submissions Timeline


The Submissions Timeline panel tracks submissions to your assignment and visually represents them. For each day that received submissions, a bar is shown within the chart. This insight gives you an understanding of when students engage with their assignments. It is particularly useful when you allow students to draft their work so you can see their engagement over time.

Red bars represent submissions that were uploaded after the due date of the assignment. You’ll only see them if ‘Allow late submissions’ is enabled.

Each submission is recorded as a unique event. If you have ‘Allow Resubmissions’ enabled, each upload is shown in the timeline.

Similarity Score


The Similarity Score panel shows where generated similarity reports fell within a similarity score range. The higher the bar, the more submissions that fell within that range. This insight provides an overview of the similarity score of all students providing extra context when grouped with others from the same class. Naturally, any scores that have fallen within the higher ranges are worth further investigation. However, large groupings of lower similarity scores could also indicate potential collusion.

Average Source Variety


The Average Source Variety panel shows a visual representation of the average similarity found for a source type across all submissions. This insight can be used to ensure that students are using a rich variety of sources in their papers.

For example, if one paper has a similarity score of 54% that are Internet sources and another has returned 76% then the average source variety for the assignment would be 65%.

If there is a large percentage of submitted works sources, this could indicate potential collusion within the class.



The Submissions panel gives you an understanding of the status of your assignment and how many students have already submitted. If the numbers look low, that's the perfect opportunity to give a reminder during class time of when the assignment is due.

  1. Number of submissions - The total number of submissions made to the class. Any empty area represents students who haven't submitted yet.
  2. How many students have resubmitted - Of the students have submitted at least once, how many of them submitted multiple times.



The Feedback panel shows two different statistics that relate to the feedback you have given. One statistic shows if students have viewed your feedback. The other statistic shows the average time before the feedback is viewed. Both insights give critical information about how students are engaging with their feedback that can be used to structure follow-up assignments.

These stats will start to update once the post-date of the assignment has passed.

Online Grading Report


The Online Grading Report panel shows summary statistics about the QuickMarks, Rubric/Forms, and grammar marks that have been used to grade an assignment. The online grading report will give you a breakdown of the number of grading marks used from each of the libraries in your account. You can also look closer and see the number of times an individual mark is used from a specific QuickMark set, Rubric/Form, or grammar category.

Export Full Data


You can export a version of the Analytics Dashboard, including the Online Grading Report, by selecting the Export All Data button from the top right corner of the page.



The data found within the Analytics Dashboard is updated every time you load the page. If things don't look as current as you would like, you can use the refresh button LTI13_Analytics_Refresh.png located at the top right of the page to get the latest data. We've included a handy reference of when the data was last populated.


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