Course Insights initiative

Related strategic goal Goal 2 Student Centred Flexibility

Course Insights is a learning analytics tool that provides course coordinators and teaching staff with dynamic student data that can be used to personalise teaching approaches for diverse cohorts and support student learning.

Screenshots of Course Insights

Course Insights is one of a number of learning analytics initiatives underway across the University aimed at building our capability and capacity to provide timely, personalised feedback and analysis on how students are tracking with their learning.

The tool engages teaching staff with real-time student data from multiple sources to help them better understand their students and how they are performing, so that they can determine more effective teaching and learning practices to improve student learning.

Do you want to know how Course Insights could help your course or program? Check the 'Resources' section on the side.

Initiative summary

Initiative summary

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Key features

Course Insights is a real-time, data-field course dashboard that enables staff to make meaningful interpretations and to positively inform their teaching strategies. Features of Course Insights include:

  • Filterable and comparative student sub-cohort visualisations enabling staff to compare the whole student cohort with learners from a specific program and/or demographics.
  • Analytics across the course lifecycle to help staff understand the cohort that has enrolled in the course early in the course lifecycle; track student and cohort engagement levels across other platforms including Blackboard and edX Edge; and see how students are performing and engaging with assessment.
  • Provision of personalised feedback by allowing staff to search for and view an overview of enrolment, assessment and engagement information for individual students, in relation to the entire cohort or a filtered group.

Helpful information


A range of resources are available to assist staff in successfully utilising Course Insights.

Access Course Insights resources


For information about the Course Insights project, contact the Project team:

If you are a UQ staff member and would like assistance with implementing Course Insights, please contact the eLearning Systems and Support Team or log a helpdesk support request from within the Learn.UQ course site.