Assignment 5: Using Reports in the LMS
Due Week 10 and worth 160 points
Once a course or training module is developed in an LMS, it is important to see how the students or instructors are using the system.
Every LMS has ability to produce reports that help stakeholders manage, maintain, and improve the learning experience for students and the teaching experience for instructors. You are provided with some reports generated from a course in Blackboard. These reports can help indicate if you have any assets that are not engaging learners or if the anticipated timeframes to perform tasks are inaccurate. In addition, these reports help to create remediation for students and ensure that instructors are performing their jobs.
Click below links to view the reports.

activity.pdf
student x report.pdf
student y report.pdf
student z report.pdf

You will need to analyze the reports and recommend changes to improve the LMS based on your analysis.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

Summarize your findings and analysis from the reports provided. Determine the main areas that engage students and the main areas that do not.
Determine at least two (2) areas that you would like to improve, if you had the authority to make changes to the LMS itself, in order to improve the course or the functionality of the LMS. Provide a rationale for your response.
Recommend at least two (2) changes to the LMS that will enhance students’ learning and / or stakeholder’s managing experiences. Provide a rationale for your recommendation.
Suggest a targeted report that you wish the LMS could provide for either students or faculty in order to understand student progress, monitor activity, or other interactions with the LMS. Provide a rationale for your response.
Provide at least three (3) reliable, relevant, peer-reviewed references (no more than one [1] used previously), published within the last five (5) years that support the paper’s claims.
Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Evaluate assessment tools and capabilities of an LMS.
Design learning assets based on end user or organizational needs.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in technology tools to manage learning.
Write clearly and concisely about issues in technology tools to manage learning using proper writing mechanics.

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Points: 160
Assignment 5: Using Reports in the LMS
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Summarize your findings and analysis from the reports provided. Determine the main areas that engage students and the main areas that do not.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely summarized your findings and analysis from the reports provided. Did not submit or incompletely determined the main areas that engage students and the main areas that do not.
Partially summarized your findings and analysis from the reports provided. Partiallydetermined the main areas that engage students and the main areas that do not.
Satisfactorily summarized your findings and analysis from the reports provided. Satisfactorily determined the main areas that engage students and the main areas that do not.
Thoroughly summarized your findings and analysis from the reports provided. Thoroughly determined the main areas that engage students and the main areas that do not.
2. Determine at least two (2) areas that you would like to improve, if you had the authority to make changes to the LMS itself, in order to improve the course or the functionality of the LMS. Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely determined at least two (2) areas that you would like to improve if you had the authority to make changes to the LMS itself in order to improve the course or the functionality of the LMS. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.
Partially determined at least two (2) areas that you would like to improve if you had the authority to make changes to the LMS itself in order to improve the course or the functionality of the LMS. Partially provided a rationale for your response.
Satisfactorily determined at least two (2) areas that you would like to improve if you had the authority to make changes to the LMS itself in order to improve the course or the functionality of the LMS. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.
Thoroughly determined at least two (2) areas that you would like to improve if you had the authority to make changes to the LMS itself in order to improve the course or the functionality of the LMS. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
3. Recommend at least two (2) changes to the LMS that will enhance students’ learning and / or stakeholder’s managing experiences. Provide a rationale for your recommendation.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely recommended at least two (2) changes to the LMS that will enhance students’ learning and / or stakeholder’s managing experiences. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your recommendation.
Partially recommended at least two (2) changes to the LMS that will enhance students’ learning and / or stakeholder’s managing experiences. Partially provided a rationale for your recommendation.
Satisfactorilyrecommended at least two (2) changes to the LMS that will enhance students’ learning and / or stakeholder’s managing experiences. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your recommendation.
Thoroughlyrecommended at least two (2) changes to the LMS that will enhance students’ learning and / or stakeholder’s managing experiences. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your recommendation.
4. Suggest a targeted report that you wish the LMS could provide for either students or faculty in order to understand student progress, monitor activity, or other interactions with the LMS. Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely suggested a targeted report that you wish the LMS could provide for either students or faculty in order to understand student progress, monitor activity, or other interactions with the LMS. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.
Partially suggested a targeted report that you wish the LMS could provide for either students or faculty in order to understand student progress, monitor activity, or other interactions with the LMS. Partially provided a rationale for your response.
Satisfactorily suggested a targeted report that you wish the LMS could provide for either students or faculty in order to understand student progress, monitor activity, or other interactions with the LMS. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.
Thoroughly suggested a targeted report that you wish the LMS could provide for either students or faculty in order to understand student progress, monitor activity, or other interactions with the LMS. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.
5. Provide at least three (3) reliable, relevant, peer-reviewed references (no more than one [1] used previously), published within the last five (5) years that support the paper’s claims.
Weight: 5%
No references provided.
Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.
Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
6. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting
Weight: 5%
Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.
7. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and reference section
Weight: 5%
Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.
In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.
Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.
In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.
8. Information Literacy / Integration of Sources
Weight: 5%
Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.
Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
9. Clarity and Coherence of Writing
Weight: 5%
Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.
Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.
Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.
Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

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