The Visual Analytics function provides visualizations of data about activity and interactions taking place in a session. The visualizations are displayed in two ways. The first being an activity matrix, and the second, a word cloud.
The activity matrix displays prompts in the columns and group members and/or an individual member in each row. The instructor will be listed in a row as well. A green dot represents a new idea, a blue dot represents a response to someone elses idea, and a yellow dot represents an additions to your own idea – what we call “idea improvement”,
The word cloud is a function that can be found within the prompts of any given activity as part of the tool selection in the upper right corner of the page. It is activated by clicking the icon next to the search bar.
The word cloud displays frequently used words as larger and slightly faded in color. Words used less frequently are smaller and darker.
The word cloud also includes a vocabulary list which gives the exact number of times specific words have been used.