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Your Student Dashboard

As a Nottingham Trent University student, you have access to your own Student Dashboard, an award-winning learning analytics system to help you manage your own learning and enable University staff to provide better more personalised support.

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What is the NTU Student Dashboard?

The Student Dashboard is an online resource to help you understand how well you are engaging with your studies. It is a simple tool that takes data from a range of different data sources to give you an understanding of how often you engage with your studies, compared with other students on your course.

The Dashboard is also designed to help your tutor and other support services as they work with you. For example, you should expect that in a one-to-one tutorial discussion, your tutor will use the Dashboard in their conversation with you.

As part of our commitment to supporting students we will monitor your engagement so that we can contact you to offer guidance or support.

Why should I use it?

We have found that there is a very strong association between the engagement rating in the Dashboard and both the likelihood of completing the year and achieving a good grade.

The Dashboard reflects your engagement with the University and is there for you to help inform your decisions on how you want to engage.

You can also see information about who your personal tutor is and how to contact them.

How is engagement calculated?

The NTU Student Dashboard measures your 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 your engagement rating 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 you some feedback about your patterns of engagement over time compared with your peers.

How do I use it?

When you log into NOW click onto the Student Dashboard option at the top of the page. This will automatically launch your personal Dashboard page and you can view your engagement, attendance, notes left by your tutor and profile information.

Where can I get more information?

There are help pages available in the Dashboard within FAQs section.

You can speak to your personal tutor or academic mentor.

Further support for teaching, learning and research is available at the library.

Contact Information Service Desk. You can send an email to or phone internally on extension 88500 or externally on +44 (0) 115 8488500.

Still need help?

Dashboard Team