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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Viewing Logs, Reports, and Statistics

Moodle can provide teachers and administrators with detailed logs and participation reports of all the activities in a course. These tools are quite useful when you need to track students' activities in a course. You may want to analyze your course reports on a regular basis to monitor, for instance, when your students engage with the material and how long they spend in the course and with certain resources and activities. This analysis is more important if your course is completely online than if your course is a hybrid course or part of blended learning initiative. Logs can inform you about whether students find certain material you give them helpful. For example, if learners don't look at quiz review notes, you may be wasting your time preparing them.

After you retrieve the log files and they're displayed for you, they also provide you with active links to other parts of the course, such as links to user profiles, to specific pages in activities, or to resources.

image If you have administrative privileges, you can access site reports to keep tabs on all the roles for every course in the site, which is handy if you wear an administrative hat and have to prepare reports for your bosses. The site report tool works the same way as the course report tool except that you access it from the Site Administration block on the front page of the Moodle site. ...

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