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Using the Analytics Graphs Block in Moodle

The Analytics Graphs Block enables instructors to generate, view and print a variety of graphs related to student behavior in Moodle. These graphs include grade distribution summaries, course and content access rates, and assignment and quiz submission rates. Instructors can also download reports and email students through the block.

Adding the Analytics Graphs Block

To add the Analytics Graphs Block to a course, open the course, turn editing on, locate the “Add a block” block and select Analytics Graphs from the drop down menu.

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Once the block has been added, it will appear in the sidebar of your Moodle course. Simply click on the type of report you’d like to view and the report will be displayed in a new browser window after it’s generated. Please note that it may take a few minutes to generate each report. Detailed descriptions of the graphs you’re able to generate appear below.

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Grades chart

After clicking on Grades chart, a graph similar to what you see below will open in a new window. Grade distribution information will appear in the chart at the top of the page, but you’ll first have to select which activities you’d like to display. In the “Assessment list” area, click on the Add all button to add all activities you’d like to see, or select individual activities by clicking on the green Add assessment to chart button.

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Once assessments are selected, you’ll see information appear in the chart. To remove all assessments from the chart, click on the Remove all button. To remove individual assessments, click on the red Remove assessment from chart button.

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The chart displays grade distribution data for the activities you’ve selected in a box and whisker plot format. Because activities have different point values, the block lists all activities on a 1 point scale.

To dashed line for each activity is the range of student scores. The box with the light blue border identifies the upper and lower quartile of scores and the dark blue line indicates the median score.

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By clicking on the box for the activity, you’ll get a more detailed view of the grade distribution. In this example, you can see that 4 students have grades inferior to 80%. By clicking on “4 students”, you can send an email to these students directly from the block.

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In the next window, you can simply see students who have scored in this quartile and even email them directly.

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Back in the chart view, click on the three lines in the upper right hand corner of the chart to print or download the chart in a variety of formats.

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Content accesses

The Content accesses chart displays all the activities in each topic area of your Moodle course and how many students have accessed the activities. Click on the red or green bars in the chart to see the individual students who have or have not accessed the activity and/or email them directly through the block.

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Back in the chart view, click on the three lines in the upper right hand corner of the chart to print or download the chart in a variety of formats.

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Assignment submissions

The Assignment submissions chart displays data related to student submissions through the Assignment (dropbox) activity in Moodle. This example course has three Assignment dropboxes set up and the chart displays the number of students who submitted on time, late and not at all. The chart also displays the ratios of the submission types.

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Click on items within the legend to add/remove details from the chart.

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Click on bars within the chart to see a list of student names who have/have not submitted or to email them directly.

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Back in the chart view, click on the three lines in the upper right hand corner of the chart to print or download the chart in a variety of formats.

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Quiz submissions

Similar to the Assignment submissions, the Quiz submissions chart displays data related to student submissions through the Quiz activity in Moodle. This example course has four Moodle quizzes set up and the chart displays the number of students who submitted on time, late and not at all. The chart also displays the ratios of the submission types.

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Click on bars within the chart to see a list of student names who have/have not submitted or to email them directly.

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Click on items within the legend to add/remove details from the chart.

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Back in the chart view, click on the three lines in the upper right hand corner of the chart to print or download the chart in a variety of formats.

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Hits distribution

The Hits distribution chart displays a list of students enrolled in the course, how many times they’ve accessed the course each week and how many resources they accessed within the course each week.

The exclamation point symbol is present when a student hasn’t accessed the course within the last week. Hover your mouse over data points for more details.

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