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Reports: Overview statistics

Maintained by Picture of David Mudrák David Mudrák
Produces various site and course report charts. The code has been designed in a way that makes adding more reports easy.
Moodle 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9

For producing the graphs, YUI Charts module is used. The code is using modern Moodle development techniques and patterns, such as using LESS for producing CSS files and Shifter to compose the Javascript modules.


  1. Extract the folder 'overviewstats' into your {Moodle root directory}/report/ folder
  2. Visit the main administration page (so called Notifications)
  3. Follow the installation wizard


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  • Just wondering . . .
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014, 9:38 AM
    David, does this work with Moodle 2.6?

  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, Jan 31, 2014, 2:55 AM
    It should. I did not have a chance to test it yet though. If you do so, please let us know!
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 9:09 PM
    I just tried to install in Moodle 2.6 and did not notice any obvious regressions. So I added it as a supported version now.
  • Picture of James Snell
    Sun, May 4, 2014, 12:18 AM
    This is a great plugin. I quite like it. I want to add a course specific report that shows:
    -unique visits/day (graphed)
    -total actions/day (graphed)

    I've briefly looked for ways to add these myself, I've yet to locate any documentation on the github site for this. Any suggestions?
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Mon, May 5, 2014, 2:41 AM
    You basically need to add the code providing data to a class in the classes directory and then the YUI chart renderer into the yui/src/charts/js/. You'll need to use shifter to compile and use the source javascript then. I would suggest starting by copying an existing class.
    Please do not hesitate to fill a pull request at github once you have your additions done and tested. TIA
  • Picture of vishnu prasad
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014, 1:57 PM
    Thank you for the report, it works great. If you can just fix the number of users in the users loggin in report, for it is showing decimal number, that would be great.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014, 9:15 AM
    The number of displayed decimal places at the values axis fixed in v1.1 of the plugin.
  • Picture of sirisha g@
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 4:02 AM
    Hello David,

    Is there a way to extract information from an external database with this plugin?

    Thanks Sirisha
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015, 2:56 PM
    sirisha g@: not without additional coding. Also, it depends on what data you actually need to visualise etc.
  • Picture of sirisha g@
    Thu, May 14, 2015, 11:11 PM
    Hello all,
    Is there any way to remove the decimal points in the bar graph obtained for countries. I am trying to have only integers on the axes because number of countries can never be a decimal number. Any help is greatly appreciated . Thank you.
  • Picture of sirisha g@
    Thu, May 21, 2015, 12:03 AM
    I found the way to remove decimal point. I thought it would be helpful for anyone having the same problem to share the solution here . Adding major unit with count= max+ 1 below the labelFormat will align the labels on the axes with no decimals (Here max is the maximum count for a country) .
  • Picture of Anderson Hsu
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015, 10:26 PM
    Is the plugin can show all course watched status ? For example, we want to know how many people watch the course by day/week/year ? Thank you.
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015, 3:31 AM

    @Anderson Hsu - No, there is no such report implemented.

  • Picture of Ahmed Nobani
    Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 9:02 PM
    hi David .. when i go to siteadministration/reports/overview statistics it goes to an empty page .. it was working correctly but i don't know what's happened
  • Picture of David Mudrák
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 6:35 PM

    Ahmed: Empty page is a typical sign of some PHP error thrown with error displaying disabled. Either enable the error display, or check the web server error log for details. In both cases, it may help to temporarily increase Moodle's debugging level.

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