13.1. Course Data

After you create a course in Studio, you can access information about it from the Instructor Dashboard.

Additional data about the course and its learners is available from other pages in the Instructor Dashboard, and from edX Insights.

To access the data visualizations, metrics, and reports of Insights from the Instructor Dashboard, select the link in the banner at the top of each page. For more information, see Using edX Insights.

13.1.1. Review Course Data

On the Course Info page, you can find the following information.

  • Identifying information about the course.
  • Whether the course has started or ended.
  • The number of sections in the course.
  • The defined grade cutoff for passing or failing.

To view this course data, follow these steps.

  1. View the live version of your course.

  2. Select Instructor, and then select Course Info if necessary.

    The Basic Course Information section of the page that opens lists information about the course.

    The basic course information section of the Instructor Dashboard.

13.1.2. Sources in Studio of the Basic Course Information

The course data that displays on the Instructor Dashboard is defined in Studio, or derived from data that you define in Studio.

  • Organization: Specified in Studio when you create the course. Becomes part of the course URL, and cannot be changed.

  • Course Number: Specified in Studio when you create the course. Becomes part of the course URL, and cannot be changed.

  • Course Name: Specified in Studio when you create the course. Becomes part of the course URL, and cannot be changed. In Studio, this field is labeled Course Run.

  • Course Display Name: Specified in Studio when you create the course. In Studio, this field is labeled Course Name.

    This name can be changed in Studio (not recommended if your course is live): From the Settings menu select Advanced Settings. The value for the Course Display Name policy key defines the course name that appears in the LMS only.

    The illustration that follows shows the information that you enter in Studio for a new course, side-by-side with the same information as it appears on the Course Info page of the Instructor Dashboard.

The Course Name in Studio and the Course Display Name in the LMS are boxed; the Course Run in Studio and the Course Name in the LMS are circled.
  • Course Start Date: The date and time that the course is scheduled to start. This date can be changed in Studio (not recommended if your course is live). For more information, see Determine Start and End Dates.
  • Course End Date: The date and time that the course is scheduled to end. This date can be changed in Studio (not recommended if your course is live). For more information, see Determine Start and End Dates.
  • Has the course started: Derived from the Course Start Date value and the current date.
  • Has the course ended: Derived from the Course End Date value and the current date.
  • Number of sections: The total number of sections created for the course. Includes all course sections, regardless of publication status, release date, or other settings that affect whether learners have access to the sections.
  • Grade Cutoffs: Specified in Studio when you define the cutoff for a failing grade. Learners who earn exactly the cutoff value pass the course. Grading can be changed in Studio (not recommended if your course is live). For more information, see Set the Grade Range.