The University of Iowa

Elements of Success

Want to learn more about Elements of Success? These resources demonstrate how the platform can impact your students.

  1. Video: Elements of Success: Promoting self-regulated learning through learning analytics
  2. PDF: Elements of Success: Quick Facts
  3. PDF: Elements of Success: Research Overview

What is Elements of Success?

Elements of Success is a learning analytics platform that gives students real-time feedback on their performance so they can achieve their desired course goals. It was created by the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology and Administrative Information Systems, in close collaboration with faculty members at Iowa.

Pulling and aggregating data directly from the ICON gradebook, Elements of Success generates real-time performance feedback for students in an easy-to-understand, visual format that helps students succeed by helping them better understand their current course performance and ways they can improve or maintain their grade.

Elements of Success shows students visualizations of their overall standing and course progress as well as their performance in each grade category. It highlights areas where a student is doing well and areas to target for improvement.

Getting Started with Elements of Success

Although Elements of Success can be used in a variety of courses, it will be most valuable for courses with certain characteristics, such as:

  • Courses that have both formative assessments (small assignments like homework or quizzes) and summative assessments (larger assignments like tests or papers).
  • Courses where the ICON gradebook uses assignment groups and is frequently updated.
  • Courses that have at least 25 students.

If you're interested in implementing Elements of Success in your course, or if you would like more information, you can fill out this form.



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