Insights in Microsoft Teams can save teachers time as they track students' academic progress and engagement in class activities. Added as a tab in a class team channel, Insights collects several areas of student activity in Teams—grades, assignment turn-in, communication, and file collaboration—creating an analytics dashboard showing that data in actionable graphs and other visuals.
Students do not have access to Insights.
Note: IT Admins, learn more about Class Insights data and privacy here.
Add Insights to a class team:
Navigate to the app bar in Teams, then select Apps. Search for "Insights."
Select the Insights result.
Select Add to a team, then select the public channel where you want your tab to appear. Insights will surface activity data from all channels within a class team, but can only be added as a tab to public channels.
Insights is available in class teams only and cannot be added to staff or PLC teams.
Since students don't have access to Insights, uncheck the option to Post to the channel about the tab, then select Save.
Navigate to the class team and channel you added Insights to, then select the Insights tab.
Explore your Insights dashboard
Your class dashboard presents five different categories of your students' Teams activity: Digital Activity, Average grade, On-time assignments, Average time for feedback, and Communication activity. Use the tiles for a quick glance at current averages in each category. Select a tile to see a more in-depth graph on the data in that category.
You can filter the data presented in each of these categories: by student (All students or an individual student) and/or by time period (All time, 30 days, 7 days, Today, or Specific Day).
If you filter by an individual student, the averages in each of the tiles will change to reflect that student's data.
The Digital Activity tile shows student Teams activity over time:
Posting and reaction to messages
Viewing and editing files
Turning in assignments
By default, the report shows data for Today and for All activities types.
Select Specific day, 7 days, or 30 days for other time ranges.
Select Meetings, Communication, Files or Assignments in the dropdown for a specific activity type view.
Activity bars reflect estimated time ranges.
indicates students who were inactive during the selected time period
Attendance in class meetings appears in the report within a few hours and up to about one day after the meetings end
The Average grade tile presents the calculated average grade from all graded assignments. On the graph, each dot on the line represents a specific assignment; hover over a dot to see the grade data for that assignment.
Only assignments that have been assigned a point value and returned back to a student with a grade will be shown in the Average grade graph.
The On-time assignments tile presents the percentage of assignments that were turned in on time. In the graph, you can also see the total percentage of assignments that were late and missing (not yet turned in), as well as submission status (on time, late, or missing) for each specific assignment.
Average time for feedback
Average time for feedback shows you the average length of time, in days, between a student submitting an assignment, and when it's returned back to them.
The number on the tile is an average of the time for feedback across all students and assignments. On the line graph, each dot on the line represents an assignment; hover over the dot to see data for a specific assignment.
Communication activity presents data on posts, replies, and reactions in channel conversations.
Note: This data reflects only student activity, and will not include posts, replies, or reactions from teachers.
The number shown on the tile is the total number of all student posts, replies, and reactions. In the graph, you can use the dropdown menu and select options to see activity across all channels, multiple channels, or a single channel.
The graph reflects data from the students you've selected (all students or an individual student) in your filters. On the column list in this section, you can see student names and a Total number, which calculates all posts, replies, and likes the student has made. Select one of the bars on the graph that corresponds to a specific date, and the column will change to only show activity from that date.
As you interpret your dashboard, you'll see info tips included in each tile and graph section. Select to understand more about the data presented, and what's measured.
Export your data
Select Export to Excel. The values in the spreadsheet will reflect any filters chosen (an individual student or All students, and/or time range: All time, 30 days, 7 days, Today, or Specific Day).