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Configuring YOUR Engagement Score Preferences
Last Updated: Mar 06, 2019 02:27PM EST

This article applies to:  Echo360 Instructors

An engagement score is a combination of metrics that you customize to make them meaningful to you. You specify how important each metric is relevant to the other metrics. This creates YOUR definition of "engagement".

The metrics work together to form the engagement score provided for each student. The Engagement score is determined based on the student's activity (or inactivity) surrounding your classes and the media you are presenting, as weighted by the "metric importance" setting you give each of those metrics. Essentially the student engagement score scales student performance based on the weight you establish for each of the metrics.

See Engagement and Analytics Metrics Defined for a detailed description of each of the metrics, what it tracks, and how you can view each for both classes and students.

You can change your definition of engagement at any time using the Weighting tab on the Analytics page. The Weighting tab also provides pre-defined presets that you can use or base your settings on. See Understanding engagement presets below.

NOTE: Engagement Weights are individually set for EACH SECTION. Weighting settings do not carry over from one section to another. All metrics are evenly weighted by default.

To define engagement scores

  1. Access the Course you need from the Echo360 Home page to open the Class List.
    Alternately, if you enter from the LMS, the Echo360 link in the LMS course may place you directly into the Echo360 course class list.
  2. Click the Analytics page.
  3. Select Weighting from the left side of the page, as shown in the below figure. 
    Engagement Weighting tab with sliders and preset buttons as described
  4. By default, all of the metrics are evenly weighted. You have the following customization options:
    • Change the default settings by sliding the "handle" of each metric's bar to the right or left to increase or decrease the importance of that metric relative to the others.
    • Click one of the Presets provided. See Understanding engagement presets below.
    • Do both! Select a Preset, then customize it by moving the slider to the right or left as appropriate.

      All metrics add up to 100%: The "weight" of each metric is a portion of 100% - meaning if you increase one metric, the rest of the metrics must decrease by a corresponding amount. This is reflected in the percentages shown for each metric to the right of the slider.

  5. Click APPLY to apply these settings to this course.
  6. Click RESET to return the metrics to their original (or last saved) settings.

You are strongly encouraged to read Engagement and Analytics Metrics Defined to become comfortable with the details each metric tracks. That will help you weigh them more accurately based on the things you think are important for students to do to succeed in your classes.

Understanding Engagement Presets

The Engagement Presets are designed to weight the metrics in a way that reflects the importance of that preset. The three presets provided reflect the most common engagement types used by instructors to determine whether a student is properly participating in the class or not.

These can be used as they are defined in the preset, or they can be used as a base from which you may customize your definition of "what's important".

For example: The In Class Learning preset weighs Attendance and Activities participation very highly, but Video Views (performed outside of class) very low. The idea is that the video in most classes is a capture (recording) of the lecture. If the student is to be IN class during the lecture, they don't necessarily need to watch it again outside of class.

Click each preset to see what settings are used there, and feel free to adjust them for your own needs.
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