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Making the most of the Student Dashboard

Find out how to take advantage of the NTU Student Dashboard: an award-winning learning analytics resource for students and staff.

What is the Student Dashboard?

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Our Student Dashboard is an award-winning online learning analytics system available for use by both staff and students.

It has been designed to help students manage their academic studies and provides staff with an opportunity to provide better, more personalised support.

The dashboard presents a picture of how students are engaging with their studies. It is a simple tool that takes data from a range of different data sources to provide an overall engagement rating.

The dashboard can also be used to help tutors and other support services to have personalised conversations with students about their studies, which enhances their experience studying at NTU.

Frequently asked questions

How do I use it?

Log into NOW and click onto the Student Dashboard option at the top of the page.

Why should I use it?

We have found a strong association between the engagement rating in the dashboard and both the likelihood of students completing the year and achieving a good grade.

The dashboard reflects a student’s engagement with the university and provides clear data for you to use with your students in your one-to-one conversations.

How is engagement calculated?

The NTU Student Dashboard measures student engagement in various ways including:

  • Logging into NOW
  • Logging into NOW Learning Rooms
  • Submitting coursework through the NOW Dropbox
  • Attendance
  • E-book usage
  • Card swipes into buildings
  • Library loans

The dashboard takes this data and calculates students’ engagement ratings every day. There are five different ratings:

  • High (H)
  • Good (G)
  • Partial (P)
  • Low (L)
  • Very Low (V)

The engagement ratings are designed to offer students feedback about their patterns of engagement over time.

Where can I find more information?

There are help pages available in the dashboard within the FAQs section and in the NOW Technology Central help pages.

For further support please contact us by email at