Superpowers in the Classroom: Hyperchalk is an Online Whiteboard for Learning Analytics Data Collection

Lukas Menzel, Sebastian Gombert*, Daniele Di Mitri, Hendrik Drachsler

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In e-learning, collaborative online whiteboards have become a popular choice for implementing collaborative learning. However, existing solutions fail to deliver data in a way that allows for the application of learning analytics in this field. While the market offers several solutions, most of them cannot be integrated with existing learning management systems and do not provide data that can be used for learning analytics. To overcome this, we implement a digital collaborative whiteboard based on the open source Excalidraw and a custom back-end. The whiteboard can be self-hosted, it collects rich log data appropriate for learning analytics purposes and it integrates with learning management systems – such as Moodle – using the LTI 1.3 Advantage standard.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducating for a New Future
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Sense of Technology-Enhanced Learning Adoption
EditorsIsabel Hilliger, Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Tinne De Laet, Alejandro Ortega-Arranz, Tracie Farrell
Place of PublicationToulouse
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-16290-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-16289-3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2022
Event17th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning - Toulouse, France
Duration: 12 Sept 202216 Sept 2022

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference17th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL2022


  • Collaborative learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Learning tools interoperability
  • Online whiteboard


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