It would be great to have a complete communication tracker in analytics to track regular and effective interaction between students and instructors. For example, when I look at analytics and the instructor communication, even though I sent e-mails to students using this “message students who” tool in gradebook, it shows that I have had zero communication with that student. The student has also received announcements from me through the class and still the analytics tool shows zero instructor communication. I would like a place where these various “outreaches/communications” are aggregated so I can look and see I’ve sent this student 5 messages (2 announcements, one “message students who” note, I responded to their email and they got an auto generated “good job on the quiz” note). It would be wonderful if it also captured that I put feedback on their assignment and replied to their discussion post. An ability to quantify my interactions with a particular student would be amazing. An average of these totals for all students in the class would be incredible. This would be helpful for me to see how much attention I am giving a student – especially a struggling student. It would also be helpful as I review other faculty to really see how much interaction is actually taking place. It is so difficult to tell because I do not see a place where this interaction is captured all together.