Performance Insights

Before you enable Performance Insights

Have your students completed at least one meaningful assignment? Because Performance Insights provides summary statistics, it is recommended that you wait until your students have completed a couple of graded assignments before enabling.

What is Performance Insights?

Performance Insights is a suite of data-based decision-making tools designed to support faculty in monitoring and ensuring students’ successful course performance. It can be enabled within an online course section.

How do I use Performance Insights?

  • Enable Performance Insights in your Webcourses@UCF online course section.
  • Use the Course Grade Messaging Insight to send targeted messages to students.
  • Get technical help from Webcourses@UCF Support or your Instructional Designer.

Why should I use Performance Insights?

  • Easily and quickly view the number of students per letter grade
  • View changes to the number of students per letter grade over time
  • Demonstrate to students that faculty are attentive to their standing and performance
  • Regularly and easily connect with students on their performance and prevent students from falling behind

Do you have a grading scheme enabled?

Ensure you have a grading scheme enabled before using this tool. You can learn how to enable or change a grading scheme by watching this Gradebook resource video.

Enable Performance Insights

  1. Log into Webcourses@UCF.
  2. Navigate to the course where you would like to enable Performance Insights.
  3. Click Performance Inights from the Course Navigation Menu.
  4. Click Ready To Get Started within the Performance Insights integration window.
  5. Click Authorize & Activate Messaging.
  6. Click Authorize within the pop-up window.

screenshot of performance insights UI before enabling

Use the Course Grade Messaging Insight

  1. Log into Webcourses@UCF.
  2. Navigate to the course where you would like to use Performance Insights.
  3. Click Performance Inights from the Course Navigation Menu.
  4. Click Ready To Get Started within the Performance Insights integration window.
  5. Select a letter grade to pull up a list of students with that grade.
  6. Select individual students or select all students.
  7. Write a message to students with an A or B or edit the sample message to students with a C or lower.
  8. Click send.

screenshot of Performance Insights UI after enabling

Are your assignments muted?

When assignments are muted in the Gradebook, they will not be reflected in the scores displayed in this tool. Learn how to mute and unmute columns in the Gradebook by watching this Gradebook resource video.

Frequently Asked Questions

At any point in the term, this tool groups students by current course grade level according to the faculty-defined “Grading Scheme” in Webcourses@UCF and provides the ability to message an individual student or a group of students by grade level. (Stock messages are provided for faculty customization.) For information on "Grading Schemes" in Webcourses@UCF (Canvas), you might find the following Canvas Guides useful:

The top set of numbers indicates the range of points assigned to the letter grade. The bottom set of numbers indicates the number of students whose grade is within the range above.

In the list of students, you have two options:

  • Click "Select All" to message all students in the selected grade level.
  • Select the one or few students you want to message.

The course grade level insight uses the Webcourses@UCF Inbox (Conversations) feature. All messages are private to each student (equivalent to how blind carbon copy (BCC) works).

Yes, certain grade levels have a templated message for your convenience; however, you can customize the provided message or create your own message as well. For assistance, please contact Webcourses@UCF Support.