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Reports: Engagement analytics

report_engagement
Maintained by Picture of Adam Olley Adam Olley, Picture of Ashley Holman Ashley Holman
The Engagement Analytics block provides information about student progress against a range of indicators. As the name suggests the block provides feedback on the level of "engagement" of a student, in this plugin "engagement" refers to activities which have been identified by current research to have an impact on student success in an online course.
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Moodle Engagement Analytics for Moodle 2

* IMPORTANT *

This plugin is useless on its own, you should also get the mod and block plugins that are part of the set.

http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=mod_engagement
http://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_engagement

* ABOUT *

The Engagement Analytics block provides information about student progress against a range of indicators. As the name suggests the block provides feedback on the level of "engagement" of a student, in this plugin "engagement" refers to activities which have been identified by current research to have an impact on student success in an online course. The plugin was developed as part of a NetSpot Innovation Fund project by Monash University (Project manager: Dr Phillip Dawson), with code by NetSpot developers (Ashley Holman and Adam Olley).

From the project plan: "We intend to implement a block that teachers can add to their Moodle course that will provide them with a quick graphical snapshot of which students are at risk." (Dr Phillip Dawson)

It is important to note that the purpose of the plugin is to provide teaching with information only, it does not automatically take any action based on the indicators eg NO email or notification is sent to students automatically. If desired the teacher would follow up on the information themselves, based on what they know about the student and their other communications.

* CREDITS *

Code: Adam Olley <adam.olley@netspot.com.au>
Code: Ashley Holman <ashley.holman@netspot.com.au>
Concept: Phillip Dawson <phillip.dawson@monash.edu>
Indicator Algorithms: Phillip Dawson <phillip.dawson@monash.edu>

Sets

This plugin is part of set Engagement Analytics.

Contributors

Picture of Adam Olley
Adam Olley (Lead maintainer): Developer
Picture of Ashley Holman
Ashley Holman: Developer
Picture of Damien Bezborodov
Damien Bezborodov: Developer
Picture of Danny Liu
Danny Liu: Developer
Picture of Phillip Dawson
Phillip Dawson: Concept & Algorithms
Picture of Corey Wallis
Corey Wallis: Developer
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  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Thu, May 22, 2014, 8:07 PM
    I've done some testing of the 2.7 version on 2.6 and haven't run into any issues. So I've updated the versions of the mod and report to list 2.6 as compatible.
  • Picture of Bob Puffer
    Thu, May 22, 2014, 8:38 PM
    Have you got debug turned on? We had to refactor code to accommodate the new way sub-plugins are handled by Moodle on the fork, Learning Analytics
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Fri, May 23, 2014, 7:43 AM
    Hi Bob,
    I always have debug cranked up. Changes were made between the 2.5 and 2.6/2.7 version to handle the way the sub-plugins are handled.

    If you're setting an error, could you report on https://github.com/netspotau/moodle-report_engagement/issues with where, what version of the plugin and the version of moodle you tried it on?

    Cheers.
  • Picture of Bob Puffer
    Fri, May 23, 2014, 5:54 PM
    I see that you're right, Adam, my apologies. I am a bit flummoxed that you've yet to add the Assign activity to the assessment indicator. Are you serious about maintaining this. Most of my inquiries seem unanswered, here and on github. Monash seems concerned also.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, May 26, 2014, 7:41 AM
    I've actually begun testing on assign functionality for the assessment indicator. If I don't run into any issues, it'll be merged into github.
  • Picture of Barbara Taylor
    Fri, Jul 11, 2014, 1:31 PM
    Does this work with 2.7?
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 2:45 PM
    Hi Barbara,

    I just pushed up an updated version for M2.6/2.7 after testing revealed some bugs there. From my testing it works in 2.7; as always, be sure to try it out on a test environment first though.
  • Picture of Karen Stepanyan
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014, 8:42 PM
    I am trying to install this on 2.4

    The error I get at debugging is:
    Capability "report/engagement:manage" was not found! This has to be fixed in code.
    and
    Capability "report/engagement:view" was not found! This has to be fixed in code.

    Anyone could point to relevant discussions/solutions?
  • Picture of Steph Hay
    Mon, Sep 8, 2014, 9:20 PM
    Hello,

    Probably a really straightforward answer on this one but I want to make sure I provide the correct one to the academics. The Logins are based upon logins on the course rather than to the whole Moodle site, correct?

    Cheers,
    Steph
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 10:01 AM
    Hi Stephanie,

    The "logins" are based on the user having viewed or done something in the course when the last thing they did in that course was over the session_length setting.

    So short answer: Yes, based on the course, not the site.
  • Picture of Adam Olley
    Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 10:03 AM
    All,

    It's worth noting that on M2.7, the login indicator currently won't report logins correctly. it was based on data from the old logging table. I'm working on a updated version for M2.7 to address this.
  • Picture of Steph Hay
    Fri, Sep 12, 2014, 5:18 PM
    Thanks Adam, that clarification is much appreciated. We are currently using 2.6 so the login indicator should be working fine.

    Cheers,

    Steph
  • Picture of Gary Harris
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015, 11:58 PM
    Will the 2.7 version work on 2.8? If not, when will there be a 2.8 version?

    Thanks,

    Gary
  • Picture of Randy Wald
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015, 12:33 AM
    I am interested in knowing if there is intent to continue this block for Moodle 2.8 as well. Adam?
  • Picture of Danny Liu
    Sat, Jul 4, 2015, 1:09 PM
    We've modified it for 2.7+ logs and added other functionality (e.g. reading Turnitin submissions, a new indicator that reads from the gradebook, a new reporting interface, personalised emails based on risk indicators); awaiting for pull requests to go through for some of these changes and still testing others. In the meantime if anyone is interested: https://github.com/dannyliu-mq/moodle-report_engagement and https://github.com/dannyliu-mq/moodle-mod_engagement
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