Course Analytics (Enterprise Only)

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The Analytics area displays information about your course  users in your course, assignments, discussions, and links. The default area of Analytics displays your Course Analytics. In order to view graphs and charts within Course Analytics, your browser must allow Schoology to use Flash.

Note: Course Analytics may take up to 24 hours to populate.

This article covers the five tabs of the Analytics area of a course. Use the links below to jump to a specific area of this article:

Course Analytics

The graph in the Course tab displays a running count of total hits per day. The term, "hits," refers to the number of page loads related to the course.

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Analytics Summary

The Analytics Summary displays a running count of total page views in the course. This number refers to the number of times a page in your course has been loaded over the longevity of your course.

The Total Comments area displays a running count of the number of comments and replies posted in your course.

Page Breakdown for the Month

The Page Breakdown for the Month area displays a pie graph of hits per area of your course (Assignments, Discussions, and Profile) for the current month. Hovering over a section of the pie graph will highlight the area and display a statistic of hits.

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User Analytics

The User tab course specific activity for members of your course section. It displays three layers of student course activity information. The initial Users area displays a table of information related to all members of your course.

      • The Student column displays the name of each student.
      • The Last logged in column displays the latest date and time the user last logged into Schoology.
      • The Last course access column displays the latest date and time the user accessed a page belonging to the course or commented on course content.
      • The Total time in course displays a cumulative running count of the time the user had spent in the course. Hovering over the cluetip displays the time measurement in display (Hours:Minutes:Seconds).
      • The Num. posts column displays the number of posts each student has made in the course.

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For more information regarding individual members, click on the row of the student whose information you'd like to see. From this second level of course activity information, you can toggle between lists of Assignments, Tests/Quizzes, and Discussions activity for each student. You may also toggle to view information for other members of the course.

      • The Item column displays the name of each item.
      • The First Access column displays the first time the user accessed this particular item.
      • The Last Access column displays the last time the user accessed this particular item.
      • The Total column displays a cumulative amount of time the student spent on this particular item. Hovering over the tooltip displays the time measurement in display (Hours:Minutes:Seconds).
      • The First Submission/First Post column displays the first time the user had submitted an assignment submission, test/quiz submission, or discussion post.
      • The Last Submission/Last Post column displays the last time the user had submitted an assignment submission, test/quiz submission, or discussion post. If the user had only made one submission, the information displayed in first and last time columns will be the same.
      • Action Count displays the number of submissions or posts submitted for the particular item.

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If a student has accessed and/or submitted to an item in the list, you can click on the item name to view the third level of information about student access. The popup that appears will display a list of dates and times the student has accessed the item.

      • The Date column displays the date on which the item was accessed.
      • The Open column displays the date on which the item profile was opened.
      • The Close column displays the date on which the item profile was closed.
      • The Total Time column displays a cumulative count of the time spent on the item. Hovering over the tooltip displays the time measurement in display (Hours:Minutes:Seconds).

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Export User Analytics

From the User Analytics area, you can click the gear icon to Export User Analytics Stats for the course.

      1. Within the Users tab, click the gear icon in the top right.
      2. Select Export User Analytics Stats from the drop-down menu.
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      3. In the pop-up menu, select specific students or choose Select All to export data for all students enrolled in the course.
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      4. Once the export is generated, a green banner appears with a link to your Transfer History. Click the link to navigate to your Transfer History.
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      5. From the Transfer History area, click the gear icon to the right of the export operation.
      6. Select Download to download the CSV to your device.
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The exported CSV contains the following columns per student:

      • User role ID
      • User role name
      • User school ID
      • User school name
      • User building ID
      • User building name 
      • Course NID
      • Course Name
      • Course Code
      • Section NID
      • Section Name
      • Section Code
      • Section Instructor names
      • Last logged in to Schoology date and time
      • First Course Access date and time
      • Last Course Access date and time
      • Total Time in Course
      • Number of Posts in the course

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Assignment Analytics

The graph in the Assignment Analytics area displays a running count of total hits per day for all assignments and tests/quizzes in your course. The term, "hits," refers to the number of page loads related to assignments and tests/quizzes. Depending on the number of assignments and tests/quizzes in your course, this area of Course Analytics may take some time to fully load.

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Assignments Summary

The Assignment tab displays a list of assignments and tests/quizzes in your course. The number of views for each item displays the number of page loads for the particular item.

Clicking on the name of the item displays further statistics on hits related to the particular assignment, as well as Per User Statistics related to hits, submissions, and access of attached files/links.

Category Breakdown

The Category Breakdown area displays a pie chart of the grading categories associated with your assignments and tests/quizzes. To learn more about grading categories, visit our article about Grade Setup.

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Discussion Analytics

The Discussion tab displays a list of discussion threads in your course. The number of posts for each item displays the number of discussion posts and replies for a particular thread.

Clicking the name of the discussion displays further statistics on hits related to the particular thread, as well as Per User Statistics related to hits and access of attached files/links.

The graph in the Discussion Analytics area displays a running count of total hits per day for discussion threads in your course section. The term, "hits," refers to the number of page loads related to discussions. Depending on the number of discussions in your course, this area of Course Analytics may take some time to fully load.

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The Links tab displays a list of links and attached links in your course. The number of clicks for each item displays the number of times on which a link has been clicked. Clicking the name of the link opens the link in your course.

The graph in the Links analytics area displays a running count of total hits per day for Links added to course folders, uploaded to the Files/Links index, and attached to course materials. The term, "hits," refers to the number of clicks on a link. Depending on the number of links in your course, this area of Course Analytics may take some time to fully load.

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