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Faculty: View Student Activity Logs

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

Course Activity Logs

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

  1. On your course main page, click on the Reports link, then click on Logs.
  2. 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.
  3. Choose a date from the related pull-down menu or leave it set for All dates.
  4. From the All activities pull-down menu, choose the particular item you want to check.
  5. Leave the All actions menu set for all or use the related pull-down menu to choose a particular action.
  6. Click on the link labeled Get these logs. You can download the report and sort the resulting spreadsheet or otherwise manipulate the data to learn what you need to know.

Screenshot of activity log options

Activity Completion Reports

This report provides an instant snapshot of how much learners are engaging with course materials, making it easy to identify those who may need additional encouragement or assistance.

To see what items your learners have completed, open the Reports link and select Activity completion. Note that besides being able to select students by first or last name, you can also filter the report by the type of item and you can choose the order in which items appear. Learn more about Activity completion.

Screenshot of activity completion report

Individual Completion Reports

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

  1. Click on Participants link at the top of the main course page.
  2. Click on a student's picture.
  3. In the student's Profile, locate the Reports section on the right.
  4. Click on Complete report.

Tip: 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

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

  1. Click on the Participants link at the top of the course main page.
  2. The Last access to course column is on the right side of the table. Click on the column heading to reverse the sort order.

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