Research in learning analytics spans several projects. DALTAI (Developing All Learners Through Learning Analytics) assessed stakeholder perceived barriers to greater use of data informed practice, leading to a Continuous Professional Development framework for educators and learners. Ongoing work is enacting this framework via OERs on cpdlearnonline.ie. As part of the Enhancing Student Retention across TU Dublin project, we are investigating the usefulness of trace data from VLE and attendance systems as proxies for indicators of student disengagement. Previous work also looked at non cognitive factors of learning as early indicators of academic engagement, and an evaluation of student activity on forums based on metrics derived from network analysis.