Student Progress Reports

This article goes over how to access and understand individual student progress reports, which are available on the Professional plan and higher. Student progress reports include details about which lectures and quizzes a student has completed, as well as which videos they have viewed.

If you would like to view aggregate reporting on how all students are performing across a specific course, check out Course Reporting Tools.

Overview

Each student enrolled in a course in your school will have a progress report. Progress reports provide you with a way to track how your individual students are progressing and performing through your course(s).

Student progress reports contain data on the following:

  • Lecture progress - View if a student has marked a lecture as complete. 
  • Video heatmaps - See which parts of lecture videos your student has watched. 
  • Quiz scores - View a student’s score on graded quizzes, and see their responses for each question. You can also reset a student’s quiz score.

From a student’s progress report, you can also mark lectures as complete on their behalf, or reset lecture progress.

NOTE: You might see a banner on the Progress Reports page about exporting legacy video heatmap data. This is because Teachable is currently in the process of improving our video experience, which includes some changes to our video host and player. For more information, check out the Frequently asked questions section below.

Accessing progress reports

To view a specific student’s progress report:

  1. Navigate to your Users tab.
  2. Click into an individual student’s user profile.
  3. Click the Progress Reports tab of their user profile.

The screen shows the admin of a sample Teachable school, with the USERS tab from the left-side admin menu circled. An individual student's account is shown, with the PROGRESS REPORTS tab of their account menu circled.

If a student is enrolled in multiple courses, use the dropdown menu at the top of the Progress Reports page to select which course progress report you want to view.

The screen shows a student's progress report page. The user navigates to a drop down menu at the top of the page, clicks it, and selects a different course.

Lecture progress

Under each lecture title of the student progress report, you can view the lecture completion status. Each lecture will be marked as Complete or Incomplete.

The screen shows the PROGRESS REPORTS tab of a user profile. There are multiple lectures listed, some labeled as COMPLETE and others as INCOMPLETE.

A lecture will only be marked as complete if the student has clicked the Complete and continue button at the top of the page when viewing that lecture. Learn more about how students mark course progress.

If you would like to set certain requirements for students before they can mark a lecture as complete (such as watching lecture videos, completing a quiz, or navigating through lectures in order), check out the Course Compliance feature.

TIP: To see an overview of a student's overall progress in the course, click the Enrollments tab for that user.The screen shows the ENROLLMENTS tab of a user's profile. They are enrolled in two courses, and next to each course is a progress bar showing how much of a course the student has completed.

Video heatmaps

In the Video Heatmap section, you’ll see heatmaps that indicate which parts of a video have been watched.

The image shows the PROGRESS REPORTS tab of a student's user profile. In the VIDEO HEATMAP column, there is a progress bar that is colored half green and half white.

Heatmaps are color-coded in order to distinguish how many times a video part was watched:

  • White - the video portion not watched at all (i.e., it was skipped)
  • Green - the video portion was watched once
  • Yellow - the video portion was watched twice
  • Orange/Light Red/Dark Red - the video portion was watched three, four, or five+ times, respectively

A new heatmap will be created for each video watching session, so a single video can have multiple heatmaps. You can scroll between the heatmaps for a single video by clicking the < or > arrows next to the heatmap.

NOTE: Video heatmaps only report on videos that have been uploaded directly to Teachable using the file uploader. Any videos that have been embedded using an embed code and a code block will not be included in the Video Heatmap report, since they are not hosted on Teachable.

View and reset quiz scores

In the Quiz Scores section, you’ll see how your student scored on any lecture quizzes.The screen shows the PROGRESS REPORTS tab of a student profile. In the QUIZ SCORES column, you can see some quiz scores such as 2/3, 10/12, etc., or a dash in the column to indicate no quiz score.

Only graded quiz results display in this section. If you have marked a quiz as ungraded, then scores will not be recorded. Learn more about adding graded vs. ungraded quizzes to your lectures.

If the student has not yet completed the quiz by answering every question, or if the lecture does not contain a quiz, then this section will be blank.

To view how the student answered each question in the graded quiz, click on the graded quiz result. A pop-up modal will appear that shows the student’s quiz answers. The option that the student selected for each question will be in green.The screen shows the PROGRES REPORTS screen of a student profile. The user navigates to the QUIZ SCORES column and clicks one of the results that show 1/2. A popup window opens up, that shows each quiz question and the student's selected answer highlighted in green.

If you use the course compliance feature, you can set a minimum passing quiz score, as well as set the number of times a student can retake a quiz. If a student doesn't achieve a passing grade and/or runs out of quiz retakes, you have the option of resetting the quiz score so the student can retake the quiz.

To reset a quiz score:

  1. Navigate to the Progress Reports tab of a specific student and select a course from the dropdown menu.
  2. Click the ellipses icon (the three dots) next to the specific quiz you want to reset.
  3. From the dropdown menu, click Reset Quiz.
  4. Confirm the change in the popup window by clicking Reset.

The screen shows the PROGRESS REPORTS tab of a student profile. Next to a specific lecture, the ellipses icon is selected, then from that dropdown menu, the RESET QUIZ button is circled.

When you reset a quiz, you will no longer be able to access the scores or results of the student’s previous attempts. Additionally, the student will automatically receive an email notification letting them know that the quiz was reset:The image displays an email that states: Hi STUDENT NAME, Your quiz score in LECTURE NAME has been reset. If you wish to retake the quiz, you can do so below. Then, there is a RETAKE QUIZ button.

Mark lectures as complete

You can manually complete lectures on behalf of your students. This can be helpful if they are having issues completing certain lectures, especially if they are unable to continue due to course compliance settings.

To mark a lecture as complete:

  1. Navigate to the Progress Reports tab of a specific student.
  2. Click the ellipses icon (the three dots) next to the specific lecture you want to complete.
  3. From the dropdown menu, click Complete Lecture.

The screen shows the PROGRESS REPORTS tab of a student profile. Next to a specific lecture, the ellipses icon is selected, then from that dropdown menu, the COMPLETE LECTURE button is circled.

Reset lecture progress

You can reset progress for any specific lecture. When you reset a student’s lecture progress, it will mark the lecture as incomplete and will also reset any quiz scores.

To reset lecture progress:

  1. Navigate to the Progress Reports tab of a specific student.
  2. Click the ellipses icon (the three dots) next to the specific lecture you want to complete.
  3. From the dropdown menu, click Reset Lecture Progress.
  4. Confirm the change in the popup window by clicking Reset.

The screen shows the PROGRESS REPORTS tab of a student profile. Next to a specific lecture, the ellipses icon is selected, then from that dropdown menu, the RESET LECTURE PROGRESS button is clicked.

Frequently asked questions

It looks like my student marked a lecture as complete without completing a quiz or watching a video. How is that possible?

If you want to require students to watch lecture videos or complete a quiz before marking a lecture as complete, you must set up course compliance settings for that course.

If you do not set up course compliance, students will be able to mark lectures as complete without having to watch videos or take quizzes.

Learn more about setting up course compliance.

It looks like my student watched a video or took a quiz, but the lecture is still marked as incomplete. How is that possible?

A lecture will only be marked as complete once a student clicks the Complete and Continue button on the top of that lecture page.

Learn more about how students navigate and view course content.

Why are my student’s quiz scores not displaying in the progress report?

Only graded quizzes have their results displayed in student progress reports. You can check to see if you set a quiz as graded or ungraded by navigating to the Curriculum tab of the course and clicking into the specific lecture. If the quiz is graded, the This quiz will be graded field will be checked off at the top of the quiz:this_quiz_will_be_graded.jpg

Learn more about creating and setting up quizzes in your course lectures.

Why is there a banner on my page about exporting old video data, and what does it mean?

Teachable is in the process of improving our video experience, which includes updating to a new video player. This means that:

- Your Progress Reports page is only displaying heatmap data from the new video player.
- Any heatmap data that was previously captured on the old video player is no longer viewable on this page.
- You can export your old video heatmap data by clicking the Export Legacy Data link in the yellow banner at the top of the page. The export data will be in .csv format and will include student plays of each video from a course with a date and timestamp.
- The Export Legacy Data banner and link will be available until June 17, 2022. After that date, you will no longer be able to download or access older video heatmap data.

If you have any additional questions or concerns on this topic, we recommend contacting our Customer Support team.

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