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Data Institutional Use Systems

How to: blend multiple data sources together in Heidi Plus

Did you know you can use more than one dataset at a time in Heidi Plus? It’s easier than you might think! In this post we’ll pull together three different HESA datasets for an admittedly slightly spurious bit of analysis. There are lots of reasons you might want to blend together data sources. For example, […]

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Data Institutional Use Systems Trends

Next generation KEF dashboards offer further insight into higher education knowledge exchange

In March 2021, Research England and Jisc data analytics released the first dashboards from the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). A pioneering project aiming to showcase the value of knowledge exchange between higher education (HE) in England and its diversity of partners. I covered the release in detail at the time and you can find out […]

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Data Institutional Use

How to: use sets in Heidi Plus for overlapping benchmark groups and departments

In this post I’ll take a quick look at using Sets in Heidi Plus to solve some potentially tricky issues you might have in creating visualisations and reports where you have groups whose members overlap. It’s fairly straightforward to create non-overlapping groups in Heidi Plus, for example, if you want to create a new hierarchy […]

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Building digital capability Data Institutional Use Trends Uncategorized

Supporting digital fluency with the new and enhanced discovery tool

There is a continuous debate in both the education and commercial sectors on how we can support users in developing digital capability. As we continue to grow in an ever evolving digital world, being able to identify our own digital capabilities and continually develop them is becoming increasingly important. Having spent over 19 years working […]

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Data Employability Institutional Use Research Trends Uncategorized

The 5 most popular higher education topics that Jisc provided tailored data on in 2021/22

Jisc data analytics has an immensely popular tailored datasets service where customers can request specific extracts of higher education data. Our analysts look at each request and see how we can use the most relevant data to answer their question. We then extract and send the agreed data in the customers preferred format. Over the […]

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Data Institutional Use Learning Analytics Service Learning design

Developing analytics for programme-level design and learning

The University of Nottingham hosted the Designing Programmes for Learning conference in January (2022) and the recordings for the whole event are now available here. As part of the conference Dr Carmen Tomas presented a Jisc-funded project: Decisions, theory and data: defining the role of analytics for assessment and feedback, alongside presentations from Karen Barton […]

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Case Studies Co-design Institutional Use Trends

Transforming the future of business schools with Heidi Plus data

Ramin Bokaian, Research Manager at the Chartered Association of Business Schools explains how Heidi Plus data is being used to transform the future of its members. The Chartered Association of Business Schools is a membership organisation which represents over 120 business schools in the HE (higher education) sector. We run regular events, member CPD (continuing […]

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Institutional Use Trends Uncategorized

New finance trends dashboards for Heidi Plus allows users to easily compare financial data over time and build custom benchmark groups

Jisc data analytics has released two new suites of finance trends dashboards in Heidi Plus for subscribers to benchmark themselves and compare key financial data over time (including income, expenditure and research income data). This follows feedback from the user community that the existing finance data was difficult to compare year on year due to […]

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Accessibility Institutional Use Policy Uncategorized

How Heidi Plus data helped The British Academy to empower the humanities and social sciences

Effective representation of higher education (HE) students, staff and their university courses is increasingly drawing on high-quality data to make well-informed, evidence-based decisions. The British Academy – the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – underpin this approach by using the HE data available within Jisc’s business intelligence platform: Heidi Plus to […]

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Code of Practice Institutional Use Systems Trends Uncategorized

How Jisc’s building digital capability discovery tool helped me measure my employability during the pandemic

At the start of the pandemic, I was introduced to Jisc’s building digital capability discovery tool. It forms part of the wider building digital capability service for subscribers and looks at all aspects of their individual digital capabilities, skillsets and development plans. After answering a few questions in each area to assess my current capabilities, […]