Is there anyway I can track what resource students are clicking on inside of a course? I have several resources that I need to know if students are using them. Is there anyway to track this, I can't seem to figure it out. I can tell if they go to the resource page, but not where they go beyond there.
E.L. Cooper - Is there anyway I can see the specific Resource that they clicked on from the Resource Page? The only thing I can tell by the logs is that they looked at Resource View, not what Resouce they moved to from there.
Forget the word resource for a minute- in this case it is a generic word covering a lot of types of pages in moodle not the way the word as it is generally used. Now if that is clear it sounds like you are saying there are links in the target page, that are actually not part of your moodle? Correct me if I am wrong. Let's refer to those as off site links. The simple answer is moodle only tracks that which is in moodle but you can make educated guesses, for example if a student went to an in moodle resource that basically contained an off site link and did nothing else in moodle for 15-20 min they probably went to the link and hopefully read it. Of course they may have walked the dog too.
The flip side to the student who probably read the off site link- if a student went to an in moodle resource that basically contained an off site link and within a minute did something else in moodle you can be pretty sure he did not read the link's content.
No one knows any more than a live teacher knows if a student actually read assignments. That is one reason we test and dialog with students in a live class and on line.
sooo you need more detail than simply that at 8:37 you visited the Support Services Index of Topics and you stayed there until 8:45. Then at 8:45 you started resource hopping?
Edward - That is exactly my problem. Is there anyway to get around it?
E.L. - I think you may have answered my question. The are off site links - I guess maybe I won't be able to track them. My problem is that there are several link on that page, so just saying that they went there and spent time is not enough.