Learning Analytics tools available in Moodle #MoodleResearch #MoodleWorld

October 26th, 2015

In the recent plugins usage survey conducted by Moodle HQ, the statistics collected shows the usage of different learning analytics tools available in Moodle. There are a number of reports, blocks and other plugins for Moodle that provide learning analytics. Some are standard plugins (part of the standard distribution) and some are third-party plugins (available from the Plugins Directory).

Learning Analytics are any piece of information that can help an LMS user improve learning outcomes. Users include students, teachers, administrators and decision-makers.

The Learning Analytics tools in Moodle according to their reported usage are as follows:

Useful forReported usage*
LogsReportStandardTeachers, Admins, Decision-makers71.4%
Activity completionReportStandardTeachers66.3%
Live logsReportStandardTeachers, Admins55.2%
(Quiz) StatisticsReportStandardTeachers53.0%
(Course) ParticipationReportStandardTeachers49.9%
Course overviewReportStandardAdmins, Decision-makers45.0%
Course completion statusBlockStandardStudents41.4%
Progress BarBlockThird-partyStudents, Teachers32.0%
Events listReportStandardTeachers, Admins28.6%
Activity results blockBlockStandardStudents26.1%
Configurable ReportsBlockThird-partyTeachers, Admins, Decision-makers22.7%
Ad-hoc database queriesReportThird-partyTeachers, Admins, Decision-makersN/A
Course DedicationBlockThird-partyStudents, TeachersN/A
Graph StatsBlockThird-partyTeachers, AdminsN/A
Engagement Analytics Block,
 Third-party Teachers N/A
  • What is your experience using these plugins as a source of Learning Analytics?
  • Do you know of any other Learning Analytics plugins for use within Moodle not in this list?
  • Would you classify these plugins differently?

Participate in the Moodle forum thread mentioned in the reference below to help improve the Moodle Research.

Reference: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=322031