Category Archives: Tracker

More support for tracker reporting – and your feedback please!

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Feedback on Tabetha’s powerpoint template and excel file has been overwhelmingly positive – thank you everyone who has got back to us to say how useful these have been. You can download both files from our previous blog post. (The excel spreadsheet now has a minor update to improve the formulae – the links remain the same.) As we’re … Read more

Time to analyse and present your tracker data

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

  UK trackers are now closed, and we can confirm we’ve collected over 39,000 responses from around 90 UK institutions. That’s almost double last year’s response rate and number of institutions engaged. After all the hard work of engaging students, we know that data analysis can seem daunting. That’s why this year we want to make it really … Read more

Making use of your tracker data: a flower-arranger’s guide

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

As the last of the snow melts (we hope!) and the daffodils straighten up for spring, you probably also have a fresh crop of tracker data blooming in your BOS dashboard. Although this is a beautiful and heart-lifting sight, we know that data also brings a sense of responsibility. How will you interpret the findings, and how will you … Read more

Organisational issues – what are we learning?

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Today we’re discussing the third element of our 360 degree perspective.  Alongside student and teaching staff feedback we have data from the organisational perspective. If you’re engaged in the Tracker pilot this year you will have answered questions about ten organisational factors when you confirmed your place on the project. We’ve been keeping this data … Read more

New developments #2: mini surveys, teacher landings and more

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

As well as launching our staff tracker this week, we’re putting another idea to the test. Alongside the standard staff survey we’ll be offering a mini survey with around half the questions. The 12 providers who are involved in the staff pilot will be assigned one of two options – litre or pint-sized – to … Read more

New developments #1: launching our teaching staff pilot

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

We started the new year by talking about a new, ‘360 degree’ approach to understanding and  enhancing the student digital experience. Here is a snapshot of our thinking to date. Over the next few blog posts we’re going to introduce some new members of the tracker family that together make up a virtuous circle of … Read more

Teaching staff tracker and the 360 degree perspective

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

For the 2017-18 Tracker, we asked our key contacts to provide information about your organisation in addition to the student data you are gathering through the tracker. This blog post explains how we developed those questions, what they are, and something of how we hope to use them to understand the student digital experience better. … Read more

Seasons greetings and end-of-year update from the Tracker team

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

Wishing all our Tracker contacts and institutions a Merry Christmas and a very Happy, student-centred and data-rich New Year! Thank you for all your interest and support in 2017. We look forward to even stronger data and findings from the Tracker in 2018, and working with you to understand and support the student digital experience. … Read more

Quick guide to customising and launching the tracker

Originally posted on Jisc Digital Student.

As you’ll know by now, there’s plenty of ‘slow’ guidance to customising and launching the tracker from our Guidance page. But if you’re confident about your aims for the tracker, you’ve got your key stakeholders involved, and you’ve used BOS before, you might not need that much detail. This six-step quick guide is for you … Read more