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Introduction to Dashboards

An overview of behavior, to quickly understand trends and top students or behaviors.

What’s a Dashboard?

A Dashboard provides an overview of your points and students, great for long-term analysis and getting a high-level understanding of behavior. You can view a Dashboard for a specific student, for any roster or grade, or for your whole school. 

In this article you’ll learn about the data that’s presented on a Dashboard, and how to control Dashboards to see the information you need.

Navigate to Dashboards

Dashboards is one of the reporting tools in Insights.

Dashboard Types

The first thing you’ll notice are the types of Dashboards you can view. From student to your whole school, you can access a Dashboard for whatever group you’re focused on. 

Teachers can access a Dashboard for themselves, and Admins can access a Teacher Dashboard for any teacher in the school.

You’ll hear us refer to a Grade Dashboard or Student Dashboard, just meaning the type of Dashboard for that situation. 

Although there are different types of Dashboards, they all present your data in the same way.

In this article, we're viewing a School Dashboard

Time Period

You’ll want to make sure you’re viewing the time frame you’re focused on using the time selector in the top right corner. 

Click the time selector and choose from one of our preset or custom time frames:

  • Today
  • This week - Points earned since Monday
  • This month - Points earned since the 1st of the month
  • Year to Date - Points earned since July 1st of last summer
  • Custom - choose specific dates for a custom time frame.

Totals and Ratio

The first five numbers on on a Dashboard (from left to right) provide:

  • Total positive points
  • Total negative points
  • Ratio of total positive to negative points
  • Earned (Points - Demerits* + Daily Bonus Points)
  • The total amount of points spent on rewards
* Demerits are only subtracted if your school has enabled the "Subtract Points for Negative Behavior" setting in Point Options.

Points Graph

You’ll see a graph of points over the time period you’re viewing. You can view the total points for each day, or can group the data and see totals by week, two weeks, or month. 

Top Students/Behaviors/Rewards

Below the graph are the top 5 positive and negative students, behaviors, and top 5 rewards.

These are simply the students with the most positive/negative points, the behaviors that earned the most positive/negative points, and the rewards that students spent the most points on – all for the time period and the type of Dashboard you’re viewing.

Drilling Down on Your Data

If there's something on a Dashboard that sparks your curiosity, you can click on any of the top students/behaviors/rewards numbers and access a filtered Timeline, showing each record for the student/behavior/reward that you clicked on.

For example, clicking on one of the top positive behaviors will provide a filtered Timeline only showing you positive instances of that behavior, like in the example above.

Don’t forget that you can combine filters on Timeline, say if you’d like to see each time a specific student has earned a negative point for “Being on Time.”