Faculty: View Student Activity Logs

Moodle provides a number of reports that allow you to view your students' engagement in a course site.

Course Activity Logs

Administration block-users and reportsCourse activity logs allow you to see what a particular student has been doing in Moodle or to check which students have interacted with a particular resource or activity. Here's how:

  1. Click on Reports in the Course administration block.
  2. Click on Logs.
  3. Use the pull-down menu with All participants displayed to choose a single student or leave it as is to see how everyone in the course has interacted with a particular item.
  4. Choose a date from the related pull-down menu.
  5. From the All activities pull-down menu, choose the particular item you want to check.
  6. Leave the All actions menu set for all or use the related pull-down menu to choose a particular action.
  7. Click on the link labeled Get these logs.

Complete Reports

Complete reports allow you to see all of a student's interaction with all items in the course site. It even displays all forum posts and files submitted by the student. To view this report:

  1. Click on Users in the Course administration block.
  2. Click on Enrolled Users.
  3. Click on a student picture.
  4. In the student's Profile Settings (under the Administration block at left), click on Activity Reports.
  5. Click on Complete report.

Tip 1: You can also get to the user profile through the Navigation block, shown below.
Tip 2: While you are in the Activity Reports section, check the All logs and Outline report links. Those reports might come in handy, too.

Last Access Dates

navigation block-participantsYou can check to see when students last accessed your course site. This is especially useful at the start of a term, as it lets you quickly see which students have never accessed the site. To view last access dates:

  1. Click on the Participants link under the course name in the Navigation block. (The Navigation block is located on the left side of the Moodle screen under the Administration block.)
  2. The Last access column is the last column in the Participants table. Click on the column heading to reverse the sort order.

Note: The Enrolled users list in the Course Administration block also shows when the user last accessed the course. (Previously, the date shown on that screen indicated when the user last accessed Moodle.)