This is probably the biggest pro tip I can give you to make the most of your e-learning program in Moodle today.
And I guess you might already know this. But many moodlers don’t get the tips they actually need when it comes to reporting and analytics.
Are you one of those confused moodlers? Let’s put the confusion to rest
We’ve rounded up 8 productive tips for better reporting in Moodle. So, keep reading!
Tips for Better Reporting in Moodle
#1Analyze how learners are interacting with your courses
There are several ways to corroborate how your students are interacting well with your courses. So. make sure you track the data that’s both qualitative and quantitative
The question that you should be able to clearly answer is – Are your learners engaging with your course content?
So, observe their course progress, keep an eye out for course enrollments especially in the best-performing courses, and regularly monitor the course completion rates.
This way, it gets easier to not only understand what your students are more inclined towards but also the key learning issues. This gives you a chance to focus on some of your academically weak students who find it hard to make it through your courses.
#2 Find out what you want to track
Simply pulling any data you want to just because you can or have the tools to do so is a big no-no. Going over so much data can be overwhelming!
Effective reporting in Moodle is all about knowing the success metrics – these are the metrics that should matter to you to achieve targeted reporting.
#3 View insights at a glance
With an exhaustive but complex reporting on your Moodle site, it might take you a long time to find the information you’re looking for.
A reporting dashboard eliminates this hard work for you. So, try to add one to your reporting system or ensure if the analytics plugin you’re going to invest in has a customizable dashboard.
If you don’t have the time to run through multiple reports generated. You can simply use the dashboard to control the view of the data, expand, filter, or narrow down the essential data and get straight to the point.
Reporting nowadays doesn’t have to be monotonous. It’s not in fact! So, get that stereotype out of your head. And it can never be dull if you have your e-Learning insights presented in interesting ways.
Do you ever feel like you spend way too much time reading too much learner data? Here’s a simple way to reduce reporting burnout.
If there’s too much going on, consolidate all your e-Learning data into easy-to-analyze graphical representations and study them at your own pace.
If you’re pushed for time, make your e-learning insights scanner-friendly! Skim-reading your reports in Moodle is easier when they are presented as graphs, charts, or in the form of other visuals.
#5 Monitor different types of users
Observing different types of users on your Moodle site will help you gain a better perspective into uncovering the behaviour of your learners.
For example, you could track users that have been inactive on your platform for a long time and get back in touch with them to know their concerns, find out what questions you should be asking them to make their learning process better.
Similarly, data that tells you about the daily active users will help you make a roadmap of your long-term or short-term tasks and actions. Information about real-time users can give a clear idea of the amount of activity that takes place on your Moodle site at that point in time.
This can help you easily make a set of actionable items to improve the overall learning experience and outcomes.
#6 Schedule important reports
Another useful tip is to automate your reports. If you have reports that automatically update you on the basis of a pre-set schedule, imagine how convenient things would be!
This is a real time-saver as you would have enough time to spend on other important aspects of your e-learning program.
For example, you wouldn’t want your new course launch to get interrupted or delayed because of some important report that you couldn’t schedule, right!
It’s hard to miss something when it lands right in your inbox! So, save time by setting up a system that instantly informs you whenever a new report is generated and directly emailed to you from your Moodle site
The bottom line is – Embrace automation, it’s your best buddy for effective reporting!
#7 Manage courses better
Staying on top of actionable details about your e-Learning program such as the number of enrolments, activity completion, course completions, new registrations, and visits make a huge difference.
These are critical to know how your individual courses are performing and also how your Moodle site is faring in general. You have to capture them to amp up your reporting game!
#8 Make your reports easily accessible
While your reports in Moodle are simplifying the analysis work for you. It would be a shame and a sheer waste of time and effort if you’re not able to access them easily.
So, make sure your hard work is available for everyone to see, access, or download. It would be a great plus if your reports can be accessed and downloaded in different formats such as CSV, Excel or PDF. And that too without logging into your Moodle site.
That was simple, right!
Hope you like these tips. Try them out for improving the whole reporting situation on your Moodle site.
Also, you can check out our free plugin, Edwiser Reports that gives all the learner data and insights you need at your fingertips.
Your reporting work in Moodle is sorted without spending a dime. I think it’s one of the best ways to take the stress out of reporting in Moodle.