Statistics Tracking

About Statistics Tracking

Statistics Tracking at the content item level allows Instructors to view detailed statistics on content item usage for all Course users. In addition to the availability and Review Status information available on the User Progress page, these detailed statistics can help Instructors determine how many times the particular content item was viewed and exactly when it was accessed. Select Manage next to an item in a Content area to enable, disable and view Statistics Tracking.

Statistics Tracking is separate from Course Statistics accessed from the Control Panel. Course Statistics provides information about Content Area access versus the item-by-item access displayed on the Statistics Tracking page for a content item.

Turning Statistics Tracking On and Off

The Instructor can turn Statistics Tracking on from the Manage page of any content item:

  1. Select Manage next to an item in the Content Area. The current status is displayed on this page.
  2. Select Statistics Tracking. The Statistics Tracking page appears.
  3. Select Enable/Disable Tracking.
  4. Select Enable to turn tracking on.

To disable Statistics Tracking, follow the same steps as above. In Step 3 select Disable on the Enable/Disable Tracking page.

Note: Statistics are only stored in the database when Statistics Tracking is enabled. If Statistics Tracking is turned on after some users have accessed the content item, the record of their access cannot be recovered. Data will only be displayed for those users who access the content item after Statistics Tracking was turned on.

Viewing Statistics for a Content Item

When Statistics Tracking is enabled, the View Statistics link is active on the Statistics Tracking page. (This link is displayed, but not in an active state, if Statistics Tracking is not enabled for the content item.)

Follow the steps below to view statistics for a content item:

  1. Select Manage next to an item in the Content Area. The current status is displayed on this page.
  2. Select Statistics Tracking. The Statistics Tracking page appears.
  3. Select View Statistics on the Statistics Tracking page.
  4. Select the Time Period for the report
  5. Select the appropriate Users filter: All Users or Selected Users. Press CTRL to select more than one user from the list.
  6. Select Submit to run the report.

The report displays three sections of data: Access by Date, Access by Hour of the Day, and Access by Day of the Week. The Access by Date section displays information for all enrolled users. Access information for system guests and unenrolled users (previously enrolled users who were removed from the Course) is displayed under the Guest user. Observer access to content items is not tracked.

Modifying, Printing and Exporting a Report

To change the report query (to add more users, remove users, or change the date range) select Change Filter. Modify the Time Period and/or Users selected as appropriate and select Submit to run the report.

To send the report to a printer in a printer-friendly format, select Print. The report will be printed exactly as it is displayed on the screen.

To export the report data for further, off-line data analysis, select Export Data. Save the data using the File Download pop-up windows that appears. The comma-separated values (CSV) file can now be opened in any statistical analysis program (such as Microsoft Excel).