Part IV finishes the report by formatting charts and adding final touches.
Part III begins the process of creating the report, including the creation of measures and charts.
Part II demonstrates how to create dimensions, including steps to enter data manually, get data from Excel files, and connect to a data warehouse.
An earlier post presented a conceptual overview of using Canvas Outcomes scores in PowerBI. Today, we are presenting a four-part, step-by-step walkthrough detailing how to create a direct assessment dashboard/report in PowerBI. These videos present a variety of options for each step and are meant to be adapted to fit each user’s needs.
The first video in the series covers the creation of the Fact Table using outcomes data exported from Canvas.
New tools available to programs can facilitate collection, management, and analysis of direct assessment data. With these new tools, it is now possible for faculty to assess direct student demonstrations of learning as part of the regular grading process. Data collected in this way can then be automatically analyzed and delivered to those in the program responsible for assessment. When fully implemented, this process has the potential to reduce the amount of time spent on process, and afford programs additional opportunities to use assessment data to guide improvements.
The Office of Assessment can help programs implement these new tools and design custom reports that meet the program’s needs. This article describes using Canvas to collect data, but other options are available. The key is that assessment data is gathered at the student level, which enables connection to other student indicators and metrics. Continue reading “Automating and Deepening Assessment Processes using Canvas and Power BI”
K-State’s Division of Communications and Marketing has recently compiled faculty testimonies and the resources available at the Office of Assessment into a promotional video you can view here.
In celebrating the new year, the Office of Assessment has also taken time to reflect on the work accomplished in 2016 to further the goals of the K-State community.
The National Survey of Student Engagement, or NSSE (pronounced “nessie”) has been used to measure student engagement by four-year colleges and universities across the country since 2000. K-State administers this survey every three years to first-year and senior students. The survey was administered in spring 2016 and results are now available.
The Office of Assessment will be highlighting special segments of the 2016 NSSE results on Twitter October 24th – 28th. Follow the Office of Assessment on Twitter and join the fun with the hashtag #NSSEWeek. Full results are available on the Office of Assessment NSSE website.
According to the NSSE website, “Student engagement represents two critical features of collegiate quality. The first is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities. The second is how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that decades of research studies show are linked to student learning.”
View past NSSE results and learn more about the survey here.