BroncoConnect provides instructors and advisors a way to provide feedback on their students through Tracking Items. A tracking item is a notification created about a student's academic progress. There are four kinds of tracking item in BroncoConnect:
Instructors and advisors can create tracking items from the Students tab in BroncoConnect. Select the student or students for whom you want to create a tracking item, then select the appropriate item from the icons above the student list. Select the item type. Enter a Course Context if the tracking item is for a specific course, then enter any comments and click Submit.
E-mail notifications of the tracking item will be sent to the student, the advisor, and any other student success professionals with whom the student is connected (e.g., coaches for student-athletes).
Once a student responds to the tracking item by communicating with the instructor, advisor, or other student success professional, a tracking item can be cleared or resolved to indicate that the student has taken the action recommended by the tracking item.
To clear a tracking item, find the item in BroncoConnect by going to the Students tab and clicking on the Tracking tab. This will display all tracking items raised on your students. Because many students have multiple tracking items, the Tracking list can get quite long. Filter it by selecting the appropriate Connection, or search for a student using the Student box.
Once you have found the tracking item you seek, select it and click Resolve. Enter any comments explaining why you are resolving the item, then click Submit.
A convenient way to create tracking items for students in your courses is through Progress Surveys. A Progress Survey is a roster of students with a set of tracking items attached--flags, kudos.
Completing a progress survey is easy. Instructors can simply check the appropriate flag/kudos--or leave a student unchecked if neither apply--and click Submit. Instructors have the option of adding comments. FSU will send three progress surveys each semester :
Unlike interim grades, flags and kudos are immediately sent to students, advisors, and other student success professionals, depending on security permissions. This makes them much more powerful tools for improving student success.
For a two-minute video on completing a progress survey, click here.