Learning analytics provides unprecedented opportunities to discover whether aspects of the curriculum are functioning as intended. Educators can analyse the places students are visiting online, how much time they spend there, what tools they are using and how frequently they are using them. 1 They can examine whether students are interacting with each other as planned and whether the activities and the content provided are facilitating learning. Analytics based on learners’ interactions with the course can then enable evidence-based changes to be made to resources, learning activities and other aspects of the curriculum. 2 Clearly, the more aspects of a course that are situated online, the greater is the potential evidence base.