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Course Reserves - Library Reading Lists

Learn about the Library Reading List tool, how it integrates with Brightspace, and how you can create your own.

4a. Student Engagement and Weekly Statistics Report

Student Engagement

To view student engagement on citations in your reading list you can click the icon that looks like a bar chart.

Library Reading List icons with list analysis emphasized

If you hover over it with your mouse, it will say View lists analysis (updated daily).

View lists analysis (updated daily) note

Once you click that, it will toggle open the Analysis Mode and show you the different statistics for student engagement on each article.

Analysis mode is on

Citation Usage

The colors on the left of the citation indicate the amount of usage each citation received.

Green means High Usage. This example shows High Usage because there are 42 students in the class and 23 students viewed the full-text. 

high usage example

Light Blue means Medium Usage. The example shows Medium Usage because there are 102 students in the class and only 27 students viewed the full-text.

medium usage example

Orange means Low Usage. The example shown is considered Low Usage because there are 102 students in the class and only 17 students viewed the full-text article.

low usage example

List Analysis

You can also click Display list analysis under the title of the list and it will show you statistics for the entire list

display list analysis icon

You can toggle between Student Engagement which tells you the overall usage of the material on the reading lists.

student engagement for the entire list

And Weekly Active Students which shows you what weeks students are most active in the reading lists.

Weekly active students for entire list

Each piece of data has a small question mark next to it that explains what the data means.

Exit Analysis Mode

To exit out of the Analysis Mode, you can click the x on the blue bar at the bottom of the screen or you can click the bar chart icon again.