The Retention Center is an instructor-only tool that enables you
to give focused attention to students who need it. It replaces the
Early Warning System feature with easy workflows while retaining
all existing Early Warning System data and rules.
The Retention Center displays information in three different
- The Risk Table shows students who are currently at risk based
on default rules. These rules are easily customized.
- The right panel displays students that you are monitoring as
well as any information not related to risk that you’ve
decided to monitor.
- The section below the Risk Table displays your course activity
and includes links to communication tools and tasks that need your
Pre-defined, yet customizable, risk categories include missed
deadlines, grades, course activity and course access. From the
Retention Center, you can monitor select students, send emails to
one or more students and view an individual student to see his or
her risk factors along with emails you have sent and private notes
you have made.
If you exclude a rule from the Risk Table, it will appear under
Other Information in the right panel. For example, you can
exclude a rule to show a list of students that are doing very well
in your course.
View your course activity in the section below the Risk Table.
See when you last logged in, added content, engaged and
participated. See what you need to grade, when you last posted or
commented in a discussion forum, blog or journal. Links are
provided to allow you to take appropriate action. For example,
click an assignment link to begin grading and provide feedback, or
click on a communication tool to interact with your students or
post an announcement.