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Displaying Usage Statistics

Displaying Usage Statistics


The "Learning Analytics Dashboard" of Usage Statistics bundles a number of key figures on course room usage. From here you can go to further figures and visualizations.


Table of Contents:

1. Dashboard
2. Participants
3. Heat map
4. Quizzes and Assignments
5. Activities and Resources
6. Opencast videos
7. Data protection


1. Dashboard

The history shows the number of all accesses in the respective week. If it is a current course room, the beginning of the current week is marked by a dotted line. Numbers for the current week are not displayed.

The lower area displays important key figures from the course room. In addition, each box contains a link to further statistics on:

Usage statistics dashboard

  • Participants
    • This represents the total number of participants enrolled. The change compared to the previous week is shown below this. Click on the link to view more information about the participants.
  • Hits
    • This display shows the number of hits within the last 7 days. The change compared to the previous 7 days is shown below this. By clicking on the link you can go to a heat map, which visualizes the number of hits over the entire semester.
  • Quizzes and Assignments
    • This shows the number of quiz attempts and assignment submissions over the last 7 days. Below, the changes from the previous 7 days are shown again. By clicking on the link you can view details about the quizzes and assignments in the course room.
  • Most used activities
    • This evaluation shows the three most used activities of the last 7 days. By clicking on the link you can view details about the activities of the course room.
  • Opencast video clicks
    • This overview shows the click-behaviour to the Opencast videos of the course since the beginning of the course by means of different statistical key figures

2. Participants

Usage statistics for participants

Participants provide you with an overview of the course rooms already visited by the participants as well as course rooms that are visited parallel to this.


3. Heat map

Heatmap of hits

This display shows all hits as a weekly heat map. Each access is assigned to its corresponding time on the X-axis and to the corresponding weekday on the Y-axis. This makes it easy to see the time periods with the most hits.


4. Quizzes and Assignments

Usage statistics for quizzes and Resources

This page displays statistics about quizzes and assignments of the course. For quizzes, it displays the students who have already taken the tests, the attempts, the average of all attempts and the average of all first attempts.

For assignments, the number of submissions and the average of all attempts are shown.


 5. Activities and Resources

Usage statistics for activities and resources

In this view, you get an overview of the hits per activity. The sorting is based on the order of the activities in the course. The table provides a breakdown of the hits to the activities. Below that the user activities are displayed.


6. Opencast videos

Usage statistics for opencast videos

This page shows a number of statistics on the videos on the streaming server as a table and as a graph.

  • Video title - the name of the video
  • Plays - indicates how often the video was clicked by users. It does not matter whether the video was viewed in full or only in part.
  • Impressions - shows how often the video was displayed to users on the screen (i.e. only "visual contact" no matter of whether the video was actually clicked on).
  • Play Rate - is the quotient of "Plays" and "Impressions". Percentage of users who clicked on the video after it was displayed to them on the screen.
  • Finishes - shows how often the video was viewed in full.
  • Finish Rate - is the quotient of "Plays" and "Finishes". Percentage of users who clicked on the video and watched it completely.
  • Avg. Time Watched - this metric shows how long (in minutes) users watch the video on average per view.
  • Avg. Media Length - indicates the total length of a video (in hours and minutes). If the length of the video file is modified, an average value is calculated.
  • Avg. Completion Rate - is the ratio of the "Avg. Time Watched" to the "Avg. Media Length" - this metric indicates the percentage of the total length of a video users watch on average

7. Data protection

The Learning Analytics plugin, which provides part of the data for the statistics, was developed with data protection in mind. All data collected in it are logged and stored anonymously.

The Privacy Policy (only available in German) for RWTHmoodle contains additional details for the purpose of information and transparency:

Together with the general access statistics for a course room room, anonymized statistics on access to videos on the RWTH streaming server are also displayed. These are collected anonymously with the web analysis tool Matomo. Saved in the tool are:

  • IP address of the user (in anonymized form)
  • Date and time of the action
  • Title of the page called up (Page title)
  • URL of the page called up (Page URL)
  • URL of the previously accessed page (referrer URL)
  • Screen resolution of the user
  • Time in the user's time zone
  • Files that were clicked and downloaded (Download)
  • Links to an external domain that were clicked on (outlink)
  • Page generation time (Page speed)
  • Origin of the user: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude (Geolocation)
  • Browser language (Accept-Language header)
  • User agent of the browser (User-Agent header)

All data is stored anonymously and does not allow any conclusions about the user. The statistics can be accessed in the participating course rooms by all participants of the event via a link in the navigation. Aggregated data will therefore only be displayed in the statistics if at least 10 data sets are available. Otherwise, only "< 10" is displayed.



last changed on 09/27/2023

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