Reveal: Usage Explorer

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INTRODUCTION

Dyknow’s Reveal module (previously Device Impact Measurement) enables Administrators and Tech Coaches to identify wasted funds by measuring how school-issued devices and technology tools are actually used.

Within Usage Explorer, Administrators and Tech Coaches can filter and apply reporting periods to review even more information about the websites and applications being used such as:

  • Which specific pages were visited within a website or application
  • Which students used the website or application
  • Which days the website or application was used
  • Which hours of the day the website or application was used

FILTERS 

  • School:  The list of individual school(s) on which you can report
    • If you’re an Administrator, you have the ability to select the name of an individual school to see the Reveal for just that school; All Schools (the entire district) is the default selection
    • If you’re a Tech Coach, you must be assigned to a school in order to view RevealTech Coaches assigned to multiple schools will see the first school listed by default
  • Report:  Week-over-week or month-over-month reporting timeframe; Week is the default selection
  • Activity: The list of website URL and application names for which you can review usage data; All Activities is the default selection
    • To create an Activity Report for a specific website or application, click the Activity menu and select the desired website URL or application name
    • To create an Activity Report for all websites and applications, click the Activity menu and select All Activities

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WEEK / PRIOR WEEK 

  • Devices Monitored: Total number of student devices monitored that week by Reveal
  • Students Monitored: Total number of students monitored that week by Reveal; differs from “Devices Monitored” if/when students login to more than one device
  • Average Daily Screen Time: Average amount of time per week (in hours) students were actively using their devices
  • Students Not Monitored: Total number of students that were not monitored that week by Reveal
    • Note: If a student was not monitored, it does not necessarily mean their Teacher(s) did not attempt to monitor them; rather, it means that the student device did not connect to any monitoring session(s).
  • Websites Visited: Total number of unique URLs accessed by student devices that week
  • Applications Used: Total number of unique applications accessed by student devices that week
    • Note: The Application Used section will be hidden for schools/districts that only support Chromebook devices as the Chromebook OS currently prevents monitoring activity outside the Chrome browser.

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WEBSITE USAGE BY WEEK 

  • Top 100 Websites: List of the 100 most popular websites students visited that week; sortable in ascending/descending order by Students, Views, Viewing Time, Average Viewing Time, and Trending 
  • Students: Total number of students that accessed a website 
  • Views: Total number of times students accessed a website during the week
    • For example:
      • If a student navigates to youtube.com and watches videos for 4 hours, only one (1) view is counted for youtube.com
      • If a student navigates to youtube.com, then to google.com, and finally back to youtube.com, two (2) views are counted for youtube.com
  • % Time: Percentage of time (of the total amount of time) students spent actively using a website that week
  • Average Viewing Time: Average amount of time students actively spent viewing a website that week
  • Trending: A percentage increase or decrease in student device usage of a website, compared to the previous week

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APPLICATION USAGE BY WEEK 

Note: The Application Usage By Week section will be hidden for schools/districts that only support Chromebook devices as the Chromebook OS currently prevents monitoring activity outside the Chrome browser. 

  • Top 100 Applications: List of the 100 most popular applications students used that week; sortable in ascending/descending order by Students, Views, Viewing Time, Average Viewing Time, and Trending
  • Students: Total number of students that accessed an application
  • Views: Total number of times students accessed an application during the week
  • % Time: Percentage of time (of the total amount of time) students spent actively using an application that week
  • Average Viewing Time: Average amount of time students spent actively viewing a website that week
  • Trending: A percentage increase or decrease in student device usage of an application, compared to the previous week 

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TOTAL STUDENTS MONITORED BY DAY  

  • The total number of students monitored each day of that week by Reveal

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AVERAGE STUDENT DEVICE USAGE BY HOUR 

  • The average number of students using their devices each hour of the day that week

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INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY REPORTS

Additionally, at the district level, Individual Activity Reports will provide the same information while also showing which school(s) used which website or application.

To access Individual Activity Reports:

  1.  Click on the desired website or application that is hyperlinked in the “Top 100 Websites” and “Top 100 Applications.”  This will take you to a new page that shows specific activity for that website or application.
  2.  If you know what website or application you are looking for, use the Activity dropdown at the top of the page to select the desired website or application. The page will refresh to show specific activity for that website or application.

This document is a resource for Dyknow Administrators and Tech Coaches to understand how to:

  • Review Individual Activity Reports for a single website or application
    • For an educational website or application
    • For a distracting website and application
  • Review Individual Activity Reports at the district level for a breakdown by school

 

INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY REPORTS (BY STUDENT)

Once a Dyknow Administrator or Tech Coach has created an Individual Activity Report for the desired website or application, review the Activity Report sections outlined below.

WEEK / PRIOR WEEK

Review usage comparison between last “Week” and “Prior Week” for a desired website or application.

WEBSITE USAGE BY WEEK

Review the top 100 activities within a desired website or application by week.

STUDENT USAGE BY WEEK

Review which students viewed activities within a desired website or application by week.

TOTAL STUDENT USAGE BY DAY

Review how many students used a desired website or application by day.

AVERAGE STUDENT USAGE BY HOUR

Review how many students used a desired website or application during each hour of the day.

Related:  Learn more about Reveal report sections

 

FOR EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES & APPLICATIONS

Administrators and Tech Coaches can use Individual Activity Reports to review usage data for educational websites and applications in order to understand:

  • Which activities within that website or application are used most
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  • Which students are using that website or application most

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  • How frequently that website or application is used during the week
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FOR DISTRACTING WEBSITES & APPLICATIONS

Administrators and Tech Coaches can also use Individual Activity Reports to review usage data for distracting websites and applications in order to identify:

  • If that distracting website or application is actually being used for learning
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  • Which students are accessing that distracting website or application most
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  • How frequently that distracting website or application is used during the week
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  • Which hours of the day the website or application was used
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INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY REPORTS (BY SCHOOL)

At the district level, Administrators and Tech Coaches can create the same Individual Activity Reports but also see a breakdown by school for specific activities within a website or application.


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PRINT

Use the Print button to print out the Reveal report or to save it as a PDF.

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EXPORT 

Use the Save as CSV button to download the Reveal report as a CSV file.

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