Moodle plugins directory: Engagement analytics
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.
* 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 <email@example.com>
Code: Ashley Holman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Concept: Phillip Dawson <email@example.com>
Indicator Algorithms: Phillip Dawson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fatal error: Call to undefined function report_engagement_is_core_indicator() in /var/www/moodle/report/engagement/renderer.php on line 158
My plugin versions (obtained all of them from git today) are:
Do you have any plans to release a new version supporting Moodle 2.8 and 2.9?
In /report/engagement/locallib.php you have some `break;` statements outside of loops; they're not allowed in PHP7. Lines 304 & 309.
I installed your fork on our test server (M2.9) and it installed just fine. But I can't open any report in any course, because the SQL query
SELECT CONCAT(c.userid, '_', c.objectid) AS user_objectid, COUNT(*) AS countnumber
FROM (SELECT id, userid, timecreated AS time, courseid AS course, CAST(objectid AS char(64)) AS objectid
WHERE target = 'discussion'
AND action = 'viewed' UNION SELECT id, userid, time, course, CAST(info AS char(64)) AS objectid
WHERE module = 'forum'
AND action = 'view discussion') c
WHERE c.course = '6603'
AND c.time >= '1438570800'
AND c.time <= '1463848204'
GROUP BY user_objectid
never returns, not even for courses with a small number of students (80). Do I read did query correct and does the sub-select return all of the logs with views of forums in all of Moodle? If that's the case, this query will not work with large installations, right?
Thanks for letting me know about this oversight. I've fixed it up in the master branch in my fork (added course into the where clauses). Before this fix, we were successfully running the query (and the plugin) in courses with over 1000 students and a log table that had millions of rows. The fix should hopefully speed things up - let me know how you go. If the query isn't returning for even a small number of students, there might be something else amiss?
We are on Moodle version 3.1.2. We would like teachers to be able to update the weightings in the report for their courses. However, Teacher role is getting an error: Sorry, but you do not currently have permissions to do that (Manage engagement analytics report). I have double-checked the permissions: "Manage engagement analytics report" has "Allow" set at both site and course level.
Has anyone got any suggestions, or can you test on your install for me?
Many thanks - Caitlyn - TAFE NSW