Thank you, Visvanath, for your reply. I did read that forum post, but unfortunately that solution will not work for what I need.
I was able to meet with the instructor, and learned more about what was needed. This is a placement course, and the end of the year report needs to include the total average time that students would take to complete the course.
So, some sort of time tracking is what is needed. The course logs already record the activity, so we are trying to see what we can do with those in Excel. However, could those logs be used by a plugin or a block to calculate the total time a student took to complete the course?
Thank you again for your time.