Save the Date: Monday, September 17th, 10am to 11:30am (PST) (10 – 11am – Main Presentation | (11 – 11:30a – Open Discussion and Q&A)
What: CSU Moodle CIG Webinar Series – Moodle Usage Reporting – From Basics to Badass
Who: Current or prospective Moodle LMS staff or administrators or academic administrators interested in leveraging LMS use data
Where: Web conference: (Blackboard Collaborate)

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The California State University Moodle Common Interest Group (CIG) invites interested Moodlers from anywhere and everywhere to an online Webinar titled Moodle Usage Reporting – From Basics to Badass. These online webinars are held monthly on topical subjects related to the Moodle Open Source Learning Management System.

Webinar Description: Campuses are increasingly implementing data-driven decision making in academic and administrative practices. LMS databases and logfiles contain detailed usage data that can inform our understanding of how Moodle is being used across the institution or within individual courses. However, many campuses grapple with how to get started with accurate and meaningful reporting. Moodle presents challenges in the form of constraints on data readily available and the readiness of the system to provide uniform reporting options. These challenges can make it hard for campuses to startup usage reporting efforts or can lead to campuses collecting data that is inadequate or inaccurate for reporting needs. There are paths campuses can take to develop effective usage data gathering, data analysis, and reporting drawing on the experience of peer institutions.

This webinar will provide an overview of the type of entry-level usage statistics that can lend themselves to institutional or unit needs and provide case examples from institutions that have developed interesting and effective approaches to data gathering, report generation, and usage analytics. Participants will gain a sense for what can be achieved and prerequisites for achieving it.

Some specific areas of metrics that will be discussed are:

  • Context: Analytics Workflow & Usage Reporting
  • Institutional or executive reporting
  • Technical review and decision-making

Joining the panel are:

  • John Whitmer, Associate Director, System-wide LMSS Project, CSU Office of the Chancellor
  • Kevin Mayles, Senior Manager, Teaching and Learning, from Open University
  • Andrew Roderick, Technology Development Manager from San Francisco State University
  • Aleksander (Sasha) Dietrichson, developer of “X-Ray” Moodle Learner Analytics application

Of course all attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions during the Open Discussion period.

This archive and more will be available on the CSU Moodle CIG website

The above event announcement was shared by CSU Moodle CIG organizer, Andrew Roderick.  For more events visit 

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