Using the Learning Analytics Tool OnTask to Provide Timely, Personalized, and Actionable Feedback to Learners

Event Date & Time

  • March 20, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Instructors strive to create effective learning opportunities that encourage students to engage meaningfully with course content, participate in course activities, and take initiative in their own learning—and there are data-driven tools that can help. This hands-on workshop provides an overview of learning analytics, an emerging field that can support faculty and students in their teaching and learning.

This workshop will also provide an introduction to the learning analytics tool OnTask, which enables instructors to send students timely, customized messages based on the metrics they set for their courses. Feedback can range from targeted suggestions for students at-risk, to enrichment opportunities for high-achieving students. Because messages delivered via OnTask are based on course performance and activity, feedback can easily scale to large courses.

This workshop will also provide an overview of current learning analytics research and of UBC’s Learning Analytics Project. The facilitators will explore areas where learning analytics can support you in improving teaching, learning, and engagement in your courses.

Following the workshop, faculty members who wish to pilot OnTask in their courses can receive ongoing support for implementation and evaluation.


  • Firas Moosvi, Learning Scientist, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
  • Silvia Bartolic, Instructor, Department of Sociology



Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.