Providing Student Analytics from an Online Class

Concurrent Session 1

Brief Abstract

We will demonstrate creating analytical reports of student engagement in live online classes.


Fred Dixon is the project manager for BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for online learning. The goal of the project is to enable remote students to have a high-quality online learning experience. Fred also moonlights as the CEO of Blindside Networks.

Extended Abstract

There are many types of online sessions -- virtual office hours, group collaboration, and full online classes. In each session an instructor engages students online, and, during that engagement, there are many analytics and metrics that can be later measured to improve student engagement. We'll explore these analytics and how BigBlueButton (open source web conferencing) can help the instructor engage students online.