Course Archetype

Supplemental (Content-heavy. Low interaction)
Count %: 9,909 (53%)

Complementary (One-way communication through content, announcements and gradebook)
Count %: 4,588 (24%)

Social (High peer-to-peer interaction through discussion board)
Count %: 2,130 (11%)

Evaluative (Heavy use of assessments)
Count %: 1,832 (10%)

Holistic (High LMS activity with balanced use of assessments, content, and discussion)
Count %: 351 (2%)

FIGURE 1: Mean GPA by Course Archetype (all departments). Screenshot from Analytics for Learn
Supplemental: 2.8
Complementary: 2.8
Evaluative: 2.8
Social: 2.8
Holistic: 2.8

FIGURE 2: Mean GPA by Course Archetype in the History Department. Screenshot from Analytics for Learn
Supplemental: 2.5
Complementary: 2.6
Evaluative: 2.7
Social: 2.3
Holistic: 1.8

FIGURE 3: Mean GPA by Course Archetype in the Business Department. Screenshot from Analytics for Learn
Supplemental: 2.8
Complementary: 2.6
Evaluative: 2.7
Social: 2.6
Holistic: 3.0

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