Can I Track What My Students Do in My Course?

Valid for Moodle 2.5.  Updated on 10/23/2013.Moodle supports basic activity logging.  The contents of these logs can be accessed through various reports.

To access the reports, go the the Navigation block on the left, then My Courses.  Click on the name of the course you're interested in.  Then go to the Adminstration block and in the Course Administration area click on the Reports item.

Report list in Administration block

There are four types of reports

Logs

Log reports simple report what is in the log files. You will get an interface that allows you to select what information you want to see.

Log report

Activity Report

The activity report organize information by specific activities which includes resources in this context.  There are no options or settings so clicking on the item in the navigation block immediately brings us the results table.

Activity report

Participation Report

This report shows who accessed particular resources and activities.  If you check any of the users, you can email them.  This can be useful if you need to remind/threaten students to look at some of the material.

Participation report

Statistics

The statistics report shows the number of people participating in the class at any time. There are filtering options for date and role of participants which aren't visible on this screen shot.

Statistics