Get an insight into how your Moodle course is used

An example graph of user activity on a Moodle course

Teachers in Moodle can view statistics for their course to learn how students interact with content.

Reports are available on the following categories:

Logs of overall activity on the course
Live logs of most recent activity
Activity report shows how much each activity on the course is used
Course participation – which users are accessing which activities
Statistics (graphs of overall activity on the course) – good general overview of participation

Where to access the logs and reports

1. Login to Moodle and go to a chosen odule from your dashboard.

2. Navigate to the settings cog on the top right of the page (Fig 1) and click on ‘More…

Figure 1 - Moodle course page with settings cog expanded and 'More...' option highlighted at the bottom of the menu.
Figure 1 – Moodle course page with settings cog expanded and ‘More…’ option highlighted at the bottom of the menu.

3. You will be taken to the ‘Course administration’ page for your module, where you will see ‘Reports’ area (Fig 2). Select a report to view (more about different report types below).

Figure 2 – Moodle Course Administration page with reports area highlighted.

Report types

Logs – allows to filter and view all activity on the course. Data can be filtered by participant, date, activity, user actions, sources and events.
Logs are useful if you want to investigate certain activities or individual participation, or see how your students use the course contents.

Live logs of all most recent activity on your course

Activity report generates an unfiltered report showing how much each activity on the course is used.
Activity reports offer an insight into what learners are looking at and how much certain areas of the course are used.

Course participation – provides a sortable list showing all course participants, with details about a particular resource or activity. You can see who has viewed a resource or submitted an activity. 

Statistics – generates a graph and a table of overall activity on the course for a specified period.

Last reviewed: 03/12/2019