The combined forum participation report in iLearn insights can be accessed from Forum > ‘Combined forum participation’ menu.

This report displays the following information for students:

  • Total discussion started: Number of times a student started a discussion in all forums
  • Total reply count: Number of times a student replied to one or more discussions in all forums
  • Discussion started and reply count for individual forums.

This report can be filtered by –

  • Group
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Total discussion started
  • Total reply count

Initiative and thanks to John Newall, Lecturer, Linguistics

We want our Master of Audiology students to get the most out of their online learning experience, but have had trouble getting them to engage in online forums in the past. The development of a combined forum participation tool has allowed us to easily monitor each student’s participation. We can then provide them with feedback on this to motivate increased participation. We can also use the tool to assess each student’s final participation in the unit.

John Newall | Department of Linguistics | Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

Need more help?

Please contact Shamim Joarder or Jeremy Hind for more information. Further information can be found on the iLearn insights website.

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Shamim Joarder has worked for various educational institutions since 2001. His eLearning journey began in 2009 working as an eLearning Project Manager at the University of Adelaide. Mr. Joarder currently works at Macquarie University, Sydney as Senior Learning Analytics Adviser, where he has designed and developed two unique learning analytic applications titled 'iLearn insights' and 'MyLearn'. He has also authored the book 'Moodle eLearning Course Design: A Flexible Approach'. Mr. Joarder received numerous accolades, including awarded silver at the QS Reimagine Education Awards 2023 in Abu Dhabi under the Regional (Oceania) award category, 2022 ACODE and CAUDIT Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and was a finalist in the 2022 AFR Higher Education Excellence Awards. His work was first recognised in Singapore at the ASCILITE 2019 conference by winning the ASCILITE award for innovation. He also won 2021 Vice Chancellor's Learning Innovation award at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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