The Illuminate Dashboard houses a variety of widgets for customization of the data a user wants to see upon login. Below is a short description of each widget, along with the features you can use within that widget.
All widgets that have an Adobe symbol in them allow you to print this single, specific snapshot of information for the student versus printing the whole profile.
Data Dashboard Overview
When in your account, you can select the Data Dashboard icon on the top righthand side of your screen. The Data Dashboard can be modified and customized in your account with widgets that appeal to you.
What Data Does Each Widget Display?
Below describes each available widget depending on the modules enabled within your site. Some widgets display data that needs to be imported into the site first. Widgets may take up to 24 hours to update and display properly.
The Assessment List widget shows all assessments recently created or edited (including score uploads). Once student scores have been uploaded you will see the number of student scores in the Tested column. You can adjust how many results to show or click to the next page. This list also honors the filters set on the 'List Assessments' page. To change that filtering, click the link at the bottom of the widget.
The Attendance widget shows Truancies, Absences and Tardies for all of your rostered students in both numerical and graphical format. This is an Illuminate Student Information widget.
The Teacher Attendance widget shows all courses attendance has been entered for. It can be sorted by weekly or daily attendance.This is an Illuminate Student Information widget.
The Bulletin is where district/site administrators can input important announcements for staff that will be visible upon logging into Illuminate.
The Class Roster widget displays a single class roster at a time, you can select which from the dropdown menu at the top. You can also search for a student within the widget. If you click on the student's ID number you will be taken directly to their student profile. If you click on the icon in the GB column it will take you to that student's scores in the gradebook. If you click on the icon in the Att. column, it will allow you to see an attendance report for that student.
The Demographic Distribution widget allows you to see the demographic breakdown of a particular group of students in graphical format. This widget displays groups like English Learners, Special Education, Gender, etc. Use the dropdown menu to change the group you would like to see a breakdown for. Click on the bars for a Student Count, Percentage, and a list of students.
The Favorites widget allows you to mark assessments or reports as a 'favorite' which will display in this widget for single click access. The gold star indicates it is a district favorite, the silver star indicates it is your favorite.
To make an assessment or report your favorite, once you've clicked on the title of the report/assessment look for the stars in the upper right hand corner. Click on the star and it will automatically be added to your favorites list.
The Gradebook Assignments widget displays all recently inputted Gradebook assignments. Data displayed includes the name of the gradebook that the assignment belongs to, the due date, name of the assignment, how many scores have been inputted (graded) and the average score.
The Grade Posting Status Widget shows a user which courses they have currently published grades for. The status column will read 'Published' or 'Not Published'.
The Illuminate Announcements widget features important announcements about releases, new features, tips, etc. It changes every few seconds.
The Incomplete Behavior Intervention Widget allows a user to see any interventions tagged to a behavior incident that have not been completed for a student.
Note: Link to Intervention checklist for a student is only provided for incident supervisor with access to the district site where the incident was filed. The Behavior Intervention Configuration must be set up in order to use this widget. To learn how to set up the Behavior Intervention Configuration go to:
The On-Track Student List reports the status of a student's On-Track progress (which is based on district configurations).
The Recent Roster Changes widget displays any students who have been added, moved between or removed from your classes.
The State Assessment- Performance Summary widget displays the percentage of your rostered students in each of the state performance bands based on the test year, test subject and type you have chosen via the dropdown menus at the top of the widget.
The State Assessment Question Group Summary widget displays where your rostered students performed in each question group on a state assessment. It shows as Average % Correct (Your students), in comparison to the State Average, State Minimally Proficient and State Minimally Advanced.
The Student Assessment List shows a list of students whose scores have recently been inputted. You can sort this list to display today, this week, or the past two weeks and by subject.
The Student Assessment Summary widget displays your rostered students and the number of assessments they have currently taken (or had scores inputted for). You can sort this list to display today, this week, or the past two weeks and by subject.
The Student Birthdays widget shows all of your rostered students who have birthdays within the time frame you select from the dropdown menu at the top. You can display the list by the next 7 days, next 14 days, or next 30 days.
The Weather Forecast widget displays a weeks worth of upcoming weather for your city. This data is pulled from the zip code provided for the district in Illuminate. (To set/change: Admin > Site Management > Zip Code)
The Year-to-Year Rollover Counts widget shows, as a percentage:
Enrollment: The number of students with enrollment records in Illuminate for 14-15 compared to 13-14.
Roster: The number of students with roster records in Illuminate for 14-15 compared to 13-14.
Users: The number of users with affiliations in Illuminate for 14-15 compared to 13-14.
If the percentage is >/= 80, then the bar will be yellow. If the percentage is >/= 90, then the bar will be green.
The widget is also "site" aware. So if you are logged into a specific school, you'll see the rollover status just for that site.
Now that you have learned all about the Data Dashboard, get started with learning how to Customize Your Data Dashboard 11.0!