Visualization of Learning for Students: A Dashboard for Study Progress - Development, Design Details, Implementation, and User Feedback

Philipp Leitner, Martin Ebner*, Hanna Geisswinkler, Sandra Schön

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At Graz University of Technology (TU Graz, Austria), the learning management system based on Moodle ( – last accessed February 10, 2021) is called TeachCenter. Together with a campus management system – called TUGRAZonline – it is the main infrastructure for digital teaching and general study issues. As central instances for both teachers and students, various services and support for them are offered. The latest developments include the design and implementation of a study progress dashboard for students. This dashboard is intended to provide students a helpful overview of their activities: It shows their academic performance in ECTS compared to the average of their peers, their own study progress, and the official study recommendation as well as the progress in the various compulsory and optional courses. The first dashboard prototype was introduced to all computer science students in May 2020, and a university-wide rollout started in December 2020. The chapter describes design considerations and design development work, implementation, as well as the user feedback on the implementation. Finally, the authors present recommendations as guidelines for similar projects based on their experience and students’ feedback and give an outlook for future development and research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisualizations and Dashboards for Learning Analytics
EditorsMuhittin Sahin, Dirk Ifenthaler
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-81222-5
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2021

Publication series

Name Advances in Analytics for Learning and Teaching

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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