This article will help you understand the Progress Tab, what the different components are, and how you can interpret the different data visualizations.
The Progress Tab
The Progress Tab is one of the options available in the Context Window. To learn more about the Context Window, please take a look at this article. The Progress Tab can be accessed by any Site Admin by selecting the tab with the Bar Graph icon on the right side of the Context Window.
The Progress Tab contains two different data visualizations titled 'Total Measurable Outcomes' and 'Total Measurable Connections'. The data visualizations are both related to the assessment process of a given organizational unit, course, or section but display distinct and different data.
If you are in the Overview Term in the Term Drop-down menu, the Progress Tab will break these visualizations down by each term. If you are in a specific term in the Term Drop-down menu, the visualizations will only show data from that term for the given organizational unit, course, or section.
Total Measurable Outcomes
This data visualization will track progress on the completed assessment of all learning outcomes created or assigned to a the given organizational unit. The total number of outcomes is shown as a number on the top-right of the outcomes progress bar. The outcomes progress bar measures the number of completed outcomes. An outcome is defined as completed when all required contributing units have completed their assessments and entered data. The total number of completed outcomes will be listed underneath the outcomes progress bar.
For example, if a learning outcomes is created at the department level and assigned to six courses. The outcome is not marked as completed until all six connections complete their assessment and contribute data. Once all six courses add their data, the assessment of the outcome is considered completed and the data on the outcomes progress bar will be updated.
To interpret the image above for the chosen organizational unit, this unit has to measure four outcomes for the Fall 2015 term. They have collected all required data from one of the four outcomes. The Total Measurable Outcomes progress bar will not reach 100% complete until all required data has been collected for every learning outcome.
Total Measurable Connections
This data visualization will track progress on all of the terminal connections made from all of the total measurable outcomes for a given organizational unit, course, or section. The total number of connections is shown as a number on the top-right of the connections progress bar. The connections progress bar measures the number of terminal connections for all outcomes in a given organisational unit, course, or section. A terminal connection is defined as the end of an assignment chain where outcome data will be entered.
For example, if a learning outcomes is created at the department and assigned through a program to a course where data will be entered, the course is the terminal connection that will show in the connections progress bar. A connection is completed when the assessment option is chosen and data is entered. The total number of completed connections will be listed underneath the given progress bar.
To interpret the image above for the chosen organizational unit, this unit has created 14 terminal connections to assess five outcomes in the Fall 2015 term. Of those 14 terminal connections, seven have completed the request to conduct assessment and entered data.
Note on Related Connections
If you are using related connections, the total measurable connections will reflect the number of terminal connections used to assess the related connection as well.