Online assessment company provides new way for instructors to view student performance
RALEIGH, N.C. —May 13, 2015— WebAssign, a leading provider of online instructional tools for faculty and students, today announced the release of its latest feature, Class Insights.
Integrated into the WebAssign application, Class Insights gives educators a detailed and analytical view of their students’ performance throughout the course. For example, instructors can quickly see the number of attempts to correctly answer questions, and questions for which a large percentage of the class had trouble are flagged. With this view, instructors easily can identify topics or concepts that may be confusing to students. One of the highlights of Class Insights is the ability to identify at-risk students early in the semester. Like most WebAssign features, all settings are completely customizable so instructors can configure settings to suit their classroom needs.
“Sharing the data WebAssign collects about student performance with instructors in a digestible way provides powerful information that helps them increase learning results,” said Andy Trus, WebAssign product manager. “We’re excited to hear how our early adopters are using Class Insights to improve the teaching and learning experience.”
This new feature has been well received by a select group of beta testers who have explored the new tool. “I use Class Insights to help zero in on which sections of the book, topics, and questions are problem areas for my students, then build my review based on that,” said Daniel Roddin, Professor at the Minnesota School of Business. Other instructors agree this feature has a broad capacity of uses to support both teachers and students.
Class Insights is the first feature in a complete set of analytical tools WebAssign plans to launch over the next year.