Clearing 2021

Viewing your engagement and attendance on LEAP

leap logoLEAP (Learner Engagement Activity Portal) is our student-centred personalised engagement tool that displays your engagement with Moodle, FASER, Listen Again, Library checkouts, PC Lab logins and your attendance to mandatory teaching events either face-to-face or online via Zoom.

The selection you make on the Student Study Form will be viewable in LEAP on your profile page under Study Access Mode. You can use the Student Study Form at any time to let us know how you will be accessing your learning.

LEAP displays a holistic view of your studying experience providing you with the opportunity to take control of your own learning and make more informed choices about your studies.

Logging into LEAP

Log into LEAP

Enter your usual Essex login and password (without We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome for the best functionality of LEAP. Edge, Firefox or Safari browsers can also be used but LEAP will not work on Internet Explorer. You can also access LEAP via MyEssex or PocketEssex. Look out for the LEAP icon!

Currently, incoming exchange students cannot log in to LEAP. If you are a postgraduate research student, on a year abroad or a placement year LEAP won't display an engagement indicator for you as the way you engage with your studies will be different to the activities we measure for engagement.

Your engagement explained 

An algorithm within LEAP combines your engagement with University resources and activities to produce an overall engagement indicator. There are five engagement indicators (high, good, partial, low and very low) which will help you to better understand your engagement pattern over time.

Your engagement indicators


High engagement means that you’ve been consistently using University resources such as Listen Again, accessing course materials on Moodle, using FASER and attending lectures and seminars.


Good engagement signifies that you're regularly using University resources, for example, Moodle, FASER and attending lectures and seminars.


Partial engagement indicates that you're using some University resources but not as frequently as students with higher engagement. For example, you maybe logging into Moodle and attending some lectures and seminars but not using FASER or Listen Again.


Low engagement would suggest that you're only occasionally using the resources available to you. 

However, it's normal to have lower engagement during holiday periods and on occasion throughout the academic terms. If you have a period of lower engagement or no activity, your tutors and other University staff may check that all is well and offer information, advice and guidance.

Very low

Very low engagement would suggest that you're a very infrequent user of the university’s resources, possibly not engaging for several days at a time.

Activities you engage in

To help you better understand your overall engagement, LEAP displays your engagement with the below resources and activities each day:

  • Tap-ins – Registration card swipes against attendance readers in teaching rooms
  • Zoom logins – Logins to timetabled webinars when attending online
  • Moodle Login – Logins to Moodle
  • Moodle Course – Pages accessed relating to your course in Moodle
  • Moodle Mobile – Any activity through the Moodle Mobile App
  • FASER View – Logins to FASER, including assignment views
  • FASER Upload – Uploads to FASER
  • Library Loans – Printed books checked out of the Library
  • Listen Again – Listen Again recordings accessed via an authenticated route eg. Moodle
  • PC Lab Logins – Logins to University PCs
  • Reading Lists* – Reading list that have been accessed through an authenticated route eg. Moodle

*This activity is currently not included in the overall engagement indicator.

Contact us
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