Control Panel-Evaluation-Early Warning System
The Early Warning System helps Instructors recognize when a performance problem is emerging or becoming more serious. Instructors use this rule-driven communication tool to send email messages to students (and their observers) when Early Warning System rule criteria are met. Rules are created by Instructors and can be based on a test score, calculated column, due date, or Course access.
The Instructor can communicate a warning in an email message to the student only, to a parent or advisor that is assigned as an Observer, or both. The Instructor can use the default message or edit it. The Notification History creates a record for each Early Warning message sent.
When using the Early Warning System, keep the following in mind:
- The Early Warning System does not continuously monitor the course. The Instructor must refresh the Early Warning System rules periodically to discover incidents that trigger a warning. The Early Warning System does not automatically notify Students and Observers; notification email messages are sent by the Instructor from the Review Rule Status page.
In the Performance Dashboard, the Early Warning Column shows the number of warnings for a student and the total number of rules that may trigger a warning. Clicking on the data in this column will open the Early Warning System. The Early Warning System column displays only if the tool is turned on in the course.