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View User Activity

User activity tracks the amount of time (in minutes) that individual students spend in the course and where in the course they spend their time. With the User Activity feature, you can see how much time a student spent in an individual unit or content item, as well as the dates on which the student accessed the course. You can export this data to a spreadsheet.

Remember, user activity time may not necessarily reflect the time students were actually working in the course. User activity provides information regarding how long a student spent in each area of the course. A short user activity time may be due to a student quickly entering a course area, printing the material, and then working offline. If a student does not log out of their course or logs out infrequently, the user activity time displayed may be higher than the student's actual time spent in a particular area of the course.

View user activity the following ways:

To view user activity by unit or course tool:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Gradebook.
  2. Click User Activity.
  3. Click any of the following:
  4. Click DownloadExport View to export the current view to a comma-separated value (.csv) file. Save the .csv file to your hard drive and open using any spreadsheet application.

To view user activity by date:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Gradebook.
  2. Click User Activity.
  3. In the Select User Activity view drop-down list, select View by Date, and then click Go. A matrix displays showing user activity during the current week in minutes.
  4. To view user activity during a specific period of time, use the drop-down boxes to select From and To dates and then click Go. User activity for the dates selected displays in the matrix. You can also click on a specific student's name and see the User Activity summary for that one user.
  5. Click DownloadExport View to export the current view to a comma-separated value (.csv) file. Save the .csv file to your hard drive and open using any spreadsheet application.

To view user activity by student:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Gradebook
  2. Click User Activity.
  3. Click on a student name. The User Activity summary for that student displays
  4. Click Expand to view the student's individual user activity time for each content item within the course. You can also click Course Tools to view student activity for specific course tools.
  5. Click DownloadExport View to export the current view to a comma-separated value (.csv) file. Save the .csv file to your hard drive and open using any spreadsheet application.

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