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Reports and Statistics

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Reports-

Dashboard-

The Reports Dashboard can be accessed by clicking on “Dashboard” under the Administration Block -> Course Administration -> Reports.

Under Administration select Dashboard

The Dashboard is a great way to view the recent activity of your students. From here, you can take a quick look at activity that took place over the past week.

This is a view of the dashboard charts

Recent Activity is the number of hits that your course received during that day, while the rest of the information displayed relates to specific activities. You can see how many quizzes, assignments, and posts were submitted over the past 7 days.

Logs-

The Logs can be accessed by clicking on “Logs” under the Administration Block -> Course Administration -> Reports.

Under Administration select Reports then Logs

Logs allow you to view specific details about the activity of anyone who accesses the course; this includes students, teachers, TA’s, and administrators.

Shows the Choose which logs panel

When you first open the Logs report, you will be presented with quite a few options.

The top row of options, from left to right, are as follows.

The first option is used to select the course that you would like to pull logs from. At first, it will be restricted to only the course that you are currently in. If you click the “more” link to the right of this option, it will unlock the rest of your courses.

The second option is used to filter participants. If you want to see logs created by a specific individual, select their name in the dropdown list.

The third option is used to filter dates. If you select Wednesday, June 8, 2016, you will only receive logs for that day.

The second row of options, from left to right, are as follows.

The first option is used to filter your activities. From here you are able to select a specific quiz or assignment. You are also able to see who looked at and downloaded documents.

Shows the dropdown options

The second option (shown above) allows you to filter actions. The Create/Update/Delete actions are usually limited to teachers and TA’s. View, on the other hand, can be performed by students.

Dropdown selecting the Education level

The third option (shown above) allows you to filter users by group. Teaching refers to instructors and TA’s, while Participating refers to students. Other refers to administrators and Virtual Mentors.

Dropdown selecting Standard log

The fourth and final option (shown above) allow you to view Standard logs or Legacy logs. It is recommended that you always use Standard logs, as they are more detailed and easier to understand.

Page showing a list of information of statistics

Live Logs

The Live logs can be accessed by clicking on “Live logs” under the Administration Block -> Course Administration -> Reports.

Under Administration select Reports then Live logs

Live logs allow you to view activities as they happen in real time. As soon as someone views your course or an activity, the log will appear instantly.

Shows the information pertaining to live logs

Activity Report

The Activity Report can be accessed by clicking on “Activity report” under the Administration Block -> Course Administration -> Reports.

Under Administration select Reports then Activity report

The Activity Report allows you to view statistics about all of the activities that you added to your course. You can see information like views and last access.

This shows the Activity report informaiton

Course Participation

The Course Participation Report can be accessed by clicking on “Course participation” under the Administration Block -> Course Administration -> Reports.

Under Administration select Reports then Course participation

The course participation report allows instructors to see which students are participating in their class, and find those who aren’t. When you first open the report, you are presented with several options.

Select the settings that you would like to see for Course participation

The options, from left to right, are below.

The “Activity module” option filters different activities that you have in your course. From here you can select a specific quiz or assignment.

The “Look back” option allows you to constrain the search to a certain time period.

The Show only option allows you to choose a role to show. Teacher will show participation of teachers and TA’s. Students will show participation of students. Guests will show the participation of administrators.

The Show actions option filters certain actions. You can choose view for everything, submit for quizzes and assignments, or post for forums.

Shows the chosen options for Course participation

Statistics

Moodle Statistics is a new tool that allows all instructors to view information about their courses. Statistics will allow instructors to view the activity of the students, virtual mentors, and teachers.

To access Moodle Statistics, click on the arrow next to “Reports”.

Select reports under the admin tab

Once the reports accordion is expanded, choose “statistics” from the menu. Please be patient, it will take a few moments to load this page.

Under Administration select Reports then Statistics

You will now be presented with this screen. From here, you can change several options to customize your results.

Select the options for your statistics

The course option will show you a list of courses that you are currently teaching. You can pull data on every course you teach.

Shows a dropdown of the course option

The report type option lets you choose the type of data you want to see. Each option will show different datasets. All activity will show you both views of the course and posts in forums. You can choose to view “All activity” from Teacher, Student, Guest, and Virtual Mentor. All rolls will provide a report with all of the roles on the same graph.

Shows options under the Report Type

The “Time period – last:” option allows you to adjust the scope of the data you are accessing. For example, if you want to pull activity data for the past 4 months, just choose 4 months from the dropdown menu.

Shows the Time period-last dropdown options

Once you are done setting your options, click view on the right hand side. Please note that this will take quite a while to complete. Moodle must process all of the data that you requested.

Shows the view button

After Moodle finishes processing the data, you will see a graph similar to the below on the top of the page. This graph will show you the dates of activity on the bottom and the frequency on the left. The lines will all be color coded according to the legend on the bottom right corner.

Shows a graph for the chosen options fo Statistics

Below the graph, you will find a textual version of the data. You will see a row for each day within the sample set that you selected. By clicking “Course Logs” in the rightmost column, you are able to view the logs for that specific date.

Shows a different view for the statistics

Finally, the logs provide reasoning behind the statistics. From here, you are able to view all of the data used in the calculation. You can see the time, action taken, and the user who performed the action.

Shows how you can change it with the dropdowns at the top of the screen


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