In Oncourse, how do I use the Site Stats tool?
Note: To see statistics for Forums, use the Forums tool; see Participation statistics.
To use Site Stats to collect participation data for a course site, add it to your site using Site Setup; see Adding, removing, hiding, or reordering tools. Only site owners and assistants can access the Site Stats tool; students cannot see Site Stats. Site Stats data is collected and stored from the beginning of the semester, so even if you add the Site Stats tool later in the semester, you will have access to the semester's activity to date.
To see an overview of site participation data, click
Stats in the menubar. The
is separated into three sections ("Visits", "Activity", and
"Resources") which contain detailed statistics of the activity on your
site. You can use the
Show more link under "Visits",
"Activity", or "Resources" to view a chart of your site's statistics
for the period of time you choose.
Note: The "unique visits" statistic counts the number of distinct individuals who have visited the site. (I.e., each user who visits the site counts only once toward the number of unique visits.) It does not supply information about the number of visits per individual or the number of tabs that users have visited.
To view data for a specific individual, resource, or activity, in
the Site Stats tool, click
Reports. On the
Reports page, you
can run one of the predefined or saved reports by clicking the report's
name. You can also create your own custom report:
- Under "My reports", click
- If you plan to save this report, click
Showand enter a title for your report. If desired, you may also enter a description.
- Under "What?", use the
Activitydrop-down menu to select the type of activity (
Resources) you would like to see in your report.
- If you select
Events, choose either
Select by toolor
Select by eventfrom the second drop-down menu, and then use the
Selectionmenu to chose the tool or event you would like to include in your report.
- If you select
Resources, you'll be presented with additional options you can use to limit the actions (
Delete) you wish to include in your report. You can also choose to further limit the report to actions made in a specific location or to a specific resource item.
- If you select
- Under "When?", use the
Period:drop-down menu to select the desired time range. You may select either
Last 7 days,
Last 30 days, or
Last 365 days; you can also choose
Customto specify the desired time range.
- Under "Who?", use the
Users:drop-down menu to specify which users, roles, or groups should be included in the report.
- Use the "How?" section to specify how the results of the report
should be presented. For example, if you would like the results in
chart form, from the
Presentationdrop-down menu, select
- When you are finished, you can click
Save reportto save a copy of your report,
Generate reportto receive the results of your report, or
Backto return to the
Note: To save the report data to an Excel (
.xls), comma-delimited (
.csv), or Portable Document Format (
Export ->and select the desired format.
To return to the
Overview page, click
Last modified on May 16, 2013.