On Monday, we were able to deploy the GUx Dashboard to a production server, hosted on Amazon EC2. EC2 is part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and provides users with “elastic” cloud computing—computing resources that can expand as needed.
You can check out the app here. Please note, this is best viewed in Chrome or Safari:
What you’ll see on the homepage are a few visuals:
- The gray bar graph on the left shows overall enrollment for GUx MOOCs.
The bar graph on the right shows enrollment by course. There’s a legend that maps colors to courses. We’re still using course slugs now, but we’ll have course names soon.
Clicking on the Certficates Earned button will show the number of certificates earned, though the label transitions are currently broken.
- The timeline at the bottom of the page will show when the courses took place.
There’s a dropdown menu in the top right of the page. You can select any of the courses from that menu to see course-level data.
On a course page, you’ll see:
- An age distribution graph, showing the age range of participants.
- A donut chart showing the gender breakdown of participants.
- An education level distribution graph showing the educational breakdown of participants.
- In the top left, you’ll see the course slug. Under it is a link with text reading “videos.” Clicking on that will take you to a table showing all of the video data for that particular course.
To get back to the home page, click on “GeorgetownX Dashboard” in the top left.
This is the first version and we’re making changes to it regularly, so please keep in mind you’ll be looking at an unfinished site. We’re excited though to have this available for folks to take a look at and make suggestions as we continue working.
Let us know if you have any questions!