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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

Running reports


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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

with Chris Mattia

Video: Running reports

Moodle gives you access to a variety of reports that you can use to examine data of how your users have been using your course. To run these reports, go over to the Administration block and click on the link for Reports. You can then set up the various different parameters of how you want to view the log files that have been created for your students. You can then run this series of reports by first selecting the course that you want to see the logs for, the groups that you want to see the logs for, if you are interested only in a particular participant, or user of your course, or All participants, you can then select the date range that you want your logs for, in our case, we'll select All days.
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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers
8h 34m Beginner May 28, 2009

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Moodle is an online tool that allows educators to interact with students outside the classroom and manage a course from anywhere. In Moodle Essential Training for Teachers, Chris Mattia shows how this program works for teachers on three levels: disseminating information, creating a forum where ideas are exchanged, and assessing the progress of students. Chris shows how to build course materials with Moodle's HTML editor, post assignments, and save time by using Moodle's grade book to evaluate tests automatically and organize scores. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Installing and configuring Moodle
  • Preparing media files for distribution inside a Moodle course
  • Posting instructions on the course home page
  • Setting up course-specific glossaries and databases
  • Building assignments students can complete online
  • Using Moodle's built-in email and discussion boards
  • Creating a wiki inside Moodle for students to build and contribute content
  • Developing multimedia exams to assess course comprehension
Subjects:
Elearning Teacher Tools Education Educational Technology Higher Education Student Tools
Software:
Moodle
Author:
Chris Mattia

Running reports

Moodle gives you access to a variety of reports that you can use to examine data of how your users have been using your course. To run these reports, go over to the Administration block and click on the link for Reports. You can then set up the various different parameters of how you want to view the log files that have been created for your students. You can then run this series of reports by first selecting the course that you want to see the logs for, the groups that you want to see the logs for, if you are interested only in a particular participant, or user of your course, or All participants, you can then select the date range that you want your logs for, in our case, we'll select All days.

Then you can select the type of activity that you want to select for. In our case, we'll go ahead and leave this set to All activities. You can then choose to see all the actions or only when somebody has viewed a particular item. You can then choose to display the result either in your browser or download a Text file and open document file or an Excel formatted file. We'll go ahead and leave this set to Display on page and click on the Get these logs button. The log file is displayed for you. We can see all the activity that's taking place inside of our course. You're given the date and time stamp, the IP Address that the user was accessing your Moodle course from, the Full name of the user, the action that they took and any specific information about their course.

Let's go ahead and return back to the Reports listing by clicking on the link for Reports in the upper left hand corner of our screen. There is also activity reports that we can run. If you want to look at live logs from the past hour, simply click on the Live logs link and then you get a display that shows any current activity that's taken place over the past hour. This report updates every 60 seconds and your browser should automatically refresh with the new data. This way you can watch as users are logging in and logging out and monitor what materials that they are using inside of your course. Let's go ahead and close this window and look at the Activity report.

The Activity report lists every activity inside of your course and the number of page views that that activity has gotten by all the included users. It also shows the last time that activity was viewed by any user in your course. Let's return back to our Reports menu by clicking on the Reports link in the upper left and then click on the Participation report. We can then choose which activity module that we want to investigate. In our case, we'll look at Project Ideas. Then we can look back a certain number of days. We'll go ahead and select two weeks and then choose the type of user that we want to see. We want to see all of the students, show all their actions and click the Go button.

Now, we see all the different students listed out here. We can select individual students and then choose some activity such as Add/Send a message to them or we can simply click on the student's name. In this case, let's go ahead and click on Elvis and we are taken to Elvis's individual profile. If we go over to the far right hand side, there is an Activities report for each user. Click on the Activity report tab and now you can see every activity that this user has done inside of your course. The course is broken down by week, you can see each activity listed, you can see the time that they accessed the file including the Grade that was assigned if it was a graded assignment.

If we scroll back up to the top, we can also see there is a link for Complete work where we get to see all the different activities that the student has done with links to any data that's been entered by that student. So here for the assignment on Project Ideas, we can see those submissions that Elvis made. We will go ahead and scroll back to the top. We can look at Today's logs to look at just the activity that this user has conducted on this particular day. We can look at the All Logs link and see for the entire course of the semester which days the student has been accessing the information inside of our course.

Overtime, you should see a variety of different bars here where the student is logging in and accessing the materials in your course. This is a great way to keep track of your students to make sure that they are constantly logging in and interacting with the materials inside of your course. You can also click on the link for Grade and it gives a detailed summary of all the grades for this particular user. Let's go ahead and return back to our course now by clicking on the BIOL432 link in the upper left hand corner.

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