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Using Moodle Activity Reports

By Helen Mongan Rallis. Last updated: October 24, 2011

For students to access your activity reports:

  1. Go to your Moodle course and login in
  2. Once in the course, click on your name at the top right of your Moodle screen:

    click on your name at the top right of the Moodle screen
  3. This takes you to your personal profile. You will see a series of tabs. Click on the "activity reports" tab.

    click on the activity reports tabe in your personal profile section
  4. Once in the activity reports section, you will see just an outline report. To see the complete report that shows you the full details of all your activities in Moodle (including the text of forum posts), click on the link to "complete activity report."

    Once in the activity reports, click on the "complete report" to see a detaield view of all of your activities and forum posts

For instructors:

In order for students to be able to see their Moodle Activity reports, instructors need to make sure that this setting is turned on under the Moodle Course Settings. To do this, the course instructor should:

  1. Click on the "settings" link that appears in the Moodle admin section (top left side of the Moodle window)
  2. Scroll down to where it says "show activity reports" and set this to "yes"
  3. Click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the screen.

For instructors to view all of your students' activity reports:

  1. Click on the link to "participants":

    Click on the link to "participants"
  2. This takes you to a list of all of the students in the course. I find it easier to find students if I organize the list alphabetically by last name. To do this, click on the "Last Name" link --> this will reorder the list by students' last name:

    click on the "Last Name" link --> this will reorder the list by students' last name:
  3. Click on a student's name --> This takes you to the student's profile. Then follow the same steps described above under "For students to access your activity reports" to be able to see the student's complete activity report.

Useful tip for instructors: Although it is time consuming up front, what I do is create a folder in my browser bookmarks that has each student's activity report book marked (to do that I have to open each complete activity report in turn, and then bookmark it). Then, when I want to review how all of my students are doing, all I do is select the option to open all reports in a new tab. This loads each student's report in a separate tab on my browser, enabling me to go through them all very easily. It is a really valuable way to keep track of what all students are doing.

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