I am trying to increase my students participation on the Moodle news forums and create a weekly management report.
Does Moodle have reports for the news forums or can anyone recommend how you monitor/report on forum activity.
(Edited by Mary Cooch - original submission Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 11:13 AM)
Yes, I mean students reading and responding to posts. I have set the forums to be an open discussion, students can add posts, respond to each other and I can post.
The key thing I'm looking of is how best to report their participation. I can use the report logs and create a pivot table to manipulate the info. It becomes time consuming as I'm managing cirac 900 students across 15 programmes. The simplest metric Im reporting is % of group that made some action in the past week (reading, posting, responding etc)
Thanks but I respectfully disagree, I have generated log reports showing the following activity:
- Discussion created
- Discussion reviewed
- Post created
- Some content has been posted
I'm looking for a quick/efficient way of reporting.
I may have called the Forum a 'News Forum' by mistake as multi-directional communication is allowed in the forum between me to students , students to me and student to students.
I'm not too concerned with monitor email views/open rates, I'm more interested with engagement in the forums themselves.
Reading again, I realize that your sentence "I mean students reading and responding to posts." misled me. Your interest is on _responding_ to running discussions and _initiating_ new discussions. They are different from _reading_. (Hopefully they read before responding. ;)
There are too many reporting methods in Moodle. Did you scan https://docs.moodle.org/en/Category:Report ?
I think we do use discussion forums on Moodle but the common office term we use is news forum so that can cause confusion.
Regards reporting, I created a template management report using exported data from the logs and manipulated it in a pivot table so that looks to be closer to my solution. Unfortunately it is labour intensive unless I find an option to generate a report automatically,