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local_analytics
Maintained by Picture of Bas Brands Bas Brands
A local Moodle Module adding Analytics. This plugin currently supports 3 Analytics modes, Piwik, Google Universal Analytics and Google Legacy Analytics.
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moodle-local_analytics
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A local Moodle Module adding Site Analytics

The plugin features the following options:
- exclude tracking of admin users
- build full navigation tree for Piwik course category and activity tracking
- image based tracking in case javascript is disabled (for Piwik)
- advanced analytics for Google analytics (based on Bas Brands and Gavin Henricks work in 2013)

The plugin currently supports 3 Analytics modes, Piwik, Google Universal Analytics and Google Legacy Analytics.

For installation instruction on Piwik, please visit http://piwik.org/docs/installation/

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Contributors

Picture of Bas Brands
Bas Brands (Lead maintainer)
David
David Bezemer: Original author
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  • Picture of Sumit Gupta
    Wed, May 21, 2014, 3:08 AM
    Hi, I installed the plugin in my website as directed and replaced the Site ID with the Google Analytics Code generated by GA. Also, I have chosen 'Google Universal Analytics' as the Analytics type. However, I am not seeing any data in the GA dashboard. Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks,
    Sumit
  • David
    Wed, May 21, 2014, 4:21 PM
    Hi Sumit,

    did you enable admin tracking? Otherwise your user will not be tracked (but everyone else that is not an admin will). Just for verification, the Site ID field takes the value UA-XXXXXX-XX (where X are numbers).

    David
  • Picture of Sumit Gupta
    Thu, May 22, 2014, 12:25 AM
    Hi David, thanks for the response, Yes, I did have admin tracking on and I had the right Site ID. Good news is now I am seeing analytics data on my GA dashboard. I guess it takes some time for GA to capture the data to report. So, all good now!

    I really like how the pages are not being reported in generic fashion (blah/blah.php?id=3) but rather more descriptive. Great plugin!

    Thanks,
    Sumit
  • Picture of Samuel Than
    Sun, Jul 20, 2014, 11:01 AM
    Hi David,

    First of, thanks for the awesome development towards creating this plugin. !!

    Does it also track if a user performs a download of a document file/any files ?

    cheers,
    Sam
  • David
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 6:58 AM
    hi Sam,
    it does when you use piwik, however it does not when using Google Analytics. This is because piwik uses auto detect for downloads where as Google would need code to achieve this.
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 4:48 PM
    Hi David, looks like a great plugin. Have just installed (along with latest version of Piwik on same server as my Moodle Dev environment.) But I don't seem to be getting any real time stats?

    Site Id is: 1
    Site URL is: vle-dev.exe-coll.ac.uk/vle
    The only thing I was a little unsure of was formatting of analytics URL - I've currently added it as
    vle-dev.exe-coll.ac.uk/piwik 

    any help appreciated.
  • David
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 5:16 PM
    Hi Chris, the analytics URL is the URL to your piwik installation so vle-dev.exe-coll.ac.uk/piwik should be correct. If you are not getting realtime stats, make sure you have enabled admin tracking as you are more than likely logged in as admin.

    When looking at the source of your Moodle it appears that there is a space after the analytics URL in your settings, so you need to remove that to make it work.

    Also, please grab the version I just uploaded as there was a slight bug with the previous version that did not correctly send page URL Titles.
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 5:40 PM
    Cheers for the quick response David! installed new version and re-entered url, working as expected now smile
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 6:31 PM
    Hi David, how long does it take for the 'Page Titles' report top populate (normally)? no results so far...?
  • David
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 6:31 PM
    Chris, please update again, I have further updated the plugin tracking code formatting, so linktracking and downlaod tracking is more reliable now.
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 8:44 PM
    I have updated again (12pm today) still getting error or blank screen on Page Titles sad
  • David
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 11:35 PM
    Hi Chris, if you can give me access to both the Moodle and Piwik I can take a look for you. As far as I can see from Public it should work.
  • Picture of Chris Chapman
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014, 3:54 PM
    Hi David, it seems to be working now, must have taken a while to populate, thanks for your help, will get on and try making some reports now!
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014, 11:54 PM
    As requested by David Bezemer, we have changed the lead maintainer of this plugin to Bas Brands who will maintain it from now on. Welcome Bas, and good luck.
  • Picture of Danny S
    Sun, Nov 2, 2014, 5:03 AM
    This plugin is also compatible with the free elearning analytics service http://moodleanalytics.com
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