Viewing Data Moodle Has Collected About You

Posted October 11th, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

In addition to any content you submit to Moodle sites (such as papers, forum posts, or quiz answers) and grades or feedback that others give you on that content, Moodle also automatically generates and stores usage data as you interact with the site — that is, time-stamped logs of your activities, such as logging in and out of Moodle, viewing course sites, viewing links and files, submitting posts and assignments, and so on.

To see this data:

  1. Log in to Moodle, click the drop-down arrow next to your name in the upper right, and choose Profile.
  2. Under the Reports choose one of the following:
    • Today’s logs — usage data collected about you in the last 24 hours.
    • All logs — usage data collected about you since your first log-in.

Generally speaking, anyone with a “Teacher” or “Non-Editing Teacher” in a Moodle course (for example, the instructor of an academic course) can see course-specific usage data that Moodle collects on everyone enrolled in a Moodle course. Anyone with a student role in a Course can only see their own usage data. If you are a student, note that your instructors can see whether and when you downloaded course readings, viewed links, submitted quiz answers or assignments, or posted to a forum in the courses they are teaching. They cannot see usage data about you other courses, and other students within a course  

Anyone with a Registered Student or Auditor role in a Moodle course, can only see usage data, learning data, and grades and feedback.

Filed under: Moodle by Jenny Spohrer

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