CatchOn Adds Student-Level Data to App Usage Monitoring

CatchOn, an education technology company that produces a data analytics utility for measuring usage of applications through the network for the purposes of tracking technology investments, has introduced a module to generate student-level data. The new tool helps educators monitor when and how each student uses online tools and resources on his or her school-owned device.

The student-level data module lets the school or district:

  • Track student activity within a given course, section or assigned applications and evaluate time spent on tasks;

  • Measure student access to online applications and learning management tools, determine if students are online when they are outside school buildings and track student access to applications that aren't approved or vetted for privacy;

  • Analyze usage within a class, section or grade level and compare user engagement to identify gaps or inconsistencies in activities for assigned applications; and

  • Produce reports to share engagement statistics across the school or district.


"The student-level data module offers additional clarity regarding students' usage of tools and resources to ensure they are engaged and receiving the right support," said Jena Draper, founder of CatchOn, in a press release. "Having access to real-time and easy to understand, intelligible data and reporting is now more critical than ever to formulate effective instructional strategies. That is why we are so excited to offer this new student-level data module that enables districts to identify how their online resources are being used to ensure their students are engaged and not falling through the cracks."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.