General info on Usage Statistics
The Usage Statistics of a course room provide information on how intensively the available materials and activities are used, in compliance with data protection regulations.
Managers can activate the statistics in the course settings. They can then be viewed by all participants in the course room. In course rooms that are created automatically via RWTHonline or Antrago (continuing education courses), the usage statistics are activated automatically. In manually created course rooms, the usage statistics can be activated manually. Managers can then activate the statistics themselves in the course settings. They can then be viewed by all participants in the course room.
The statistics are live and anonymous. Some of the underlying data come from Moodle itself, while other data is collected and stored anonymously using the plugin "Learning Analytics for Moodle". The collected data does not allow tracing back to individual users. The display period for data is max. 30 weeks. If a course room is used for longer than one semester, the course start date must be adjusted in the course settings to move the period back accordingly.
Learning Analytics is developed by the Center for Learning and Teaching Services at RWTH Aachen University. The development is open source. You can therefore self-check the algorithms being used and access further information on learning analytics.