View Moodle reports

Moodle has a range of reports that track the behaviour of participants in a unit.  Educators can utilise this information by making evidenced-informed decisions to adjust resources and scaffolding to optimise understanding and learning. At-risk students can be identified earlier and be provided with the appropriate support. For students, it is important that the purpose for tracking student behaviour is in order to offer help and support, and not to penalise them.

You can structure a unit so that the report data effectively captures student performance and understanding, through ongoing activities (forums, formative quizzes, restricted access items, etc).  This would allow the reports to provide signposting for the teaching staff to guide and help students who are struggling with the content.

Help can take the form of direct email to students, announcements, additional resources (curated or created), offering extra classes, revising difficult material in later weeks, etc.

Note: Moodle reports are only capturing student behaviour in Moodle. A student who is doing well in your unit (reading books, writing, and working) might show on Moodle as being very inactive, whereas a student who is struggling (re-reading the same content many times without understanding it) might show as being very active. It’s important to contextualise the data that you can draw on in reports and connect it meaningfully with actions that students need to take.

Accessing Moodle reports

  1. Click on the unit administration cog, then click More…

  2. Scroll down to view Reports. Click on the specific report below to learn more about the different types of Moodle reports.