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Example of main Site Stats page
Example of main Site Stats page

Site Stats allows instructors to view user statistics for your site. Instructors can check how many visitors have been on the site, how much user activity there has been, and the contributions a site visitor has made. Students do not have access to this tool.


[edit] Key concepts

Overview page: Click Overview to view a chart that can display weekly, monthly, or yearly activity for your site. You'll also see totals and averages for visits, unique visits, and overall site activity.

Events page: Click Events to view site events by participant. You can filter results by time period and/or groups, and sort by user ID, name, event, most recent date, and total. You can export data to a Microsoft Excel (.xls) or comma-delimited (.csv) file.

Resources page: Click Resources to see which resources have been accessed by each participant. You can filter results by time period and/or groups, and sort by user ID, name, resource, most recent date, action, and total.

Preferences page: Click Preferences to select which events will be displayed on the Events page, and which events will count as activity on the Overview page.

[edit] Reports

Example Report: 'Less active users'
Example Report: 'Less active users'

Reports can be run on either site events or activity in the Resources tool. By default all members activity is reported over the last 7 days, but the date range and they type of site member or a specific site member can be selected.

Default reports include:

  • Activity total - Show activity in site, with totals per event.
  • Less active users - Show top 10 users with less activity in site.
  • Most accessed files - Show top 10 most accessed files.
  • Report Most active users - Show top 10 users with most activity in site.
  • Users with more visits - Show top 10 users who have most visited the site.
  • Users with no activity - Show users with no activity in site.
  • Users with no visits - Show users who have never visited the site.

[edit] Create A New Report

Add new report
Add new report

Instructors can create their own reports by clicking Add at the top Reports page's My reports section.

Items that reports can be generated based on include:

  • What?
  • When? Select time period to report.
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Last 365 Days
    • Custom date
  • Who? Select users to report.
    • ALL
    • A Role(s)
    • A Group(s)
    • An individual or selection of individuals
  • How? Specify how results should be presented.
    • Table
    • Chart
    • Both

[edit] Things to consider

Permissions and roles

To complete the procedures in this article, you must be assigned a role having the necessary permissions. This often excludes Students and TAs by default. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant roles.

For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and roles.

Privacy Concern: Information flows to instructor only

This tool collects information from students but has no way to report this information back to individual to students. These stats do not tell the whole story of any student's interaction with Isaak/Sakai and the CPI recommends against using this tool for evaluation, but instead as a way to gain insight into instruction and identify struggling students.

  • Site Stats is not a default tool. To use Site Stats to collect participation data for a course site, you must add it to your site. Please see How to add tools to your course.
  • Site Stats will not collect data retroactively, so it's certainly advisable to enable it early in the semester in the case that data will have useful application later on.

[edit] Video

YouTube/Podcast - Site Stats

Find more videos for instructors at the Welcome To Sakai Webinar article, or look in the Video Category

[edit] Notes and References

Other articles about Isaak/Sakai's tools and how instructors can use them:

Core Tools:   Image:Flag blue.png Announcements | Image:Page edit.png Assignments | Image:Lessons-icon.png Lessons | Image:Comments.png Forums | Image:Report.png Gradebook | Image:Folder.png Resources | Image:Calendar.png Schedule | Image:Pencil.png Tests and Quizzes

More Tools:   Image:User comment.png Chat Room | Image:Folder page.png Drop Box | Image:House.png Home | Image:Comment.png Messages | Image:Chart bar.png Statistics | Image:Page world.png Web Content

Related articles:   How to add tools to your course | Using the Text Editor | Manage Groups | Permissions and roles | Contact the CPI for help

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