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Joule Reports

Reports display data gathered by the Collect block configured by your administrator. As an instructor you have these reports available to you.

  • Course reports: View student engagement in course activities.
  • Correlation reports: Compare course grades to level of engagement in activities.
  • Exception reports: Track students who are not engaging in the course activities and may need assistance.
  • LearnerView reports: View specific students and see how they are progressing in the course.
  • Comparison reports: Compare students' engagement, grades, completion, and teacher correlation. At the site level, program administrators can view comparative data about courses and teachers.

There are also admin and learner reports for administrators and students to use. Admin reports show aggregate data for site administrators and department heads on courses and programs as a whole. Learner reports show students their own engagement in course activities.

Data is not collected about hidden assignments. This means that if you un-hide an assignment, you will not see report data about that assignment until after the collector has run and collected data about the assignment. Please allow several hours to pass before expecting to see report data about assignments that you have recently made visible. Also note that report data will be delayed about 2 hours from real time, depending on the set interval.


How do I view reports?

Steps in Snap: Course Tools > Joule Reports

Steps in other themes: Turn editing on > Course administration > Joule Reports

From Reports, use the headings to choose the reports you want to see.


Course reports

Course reports give a simple view of student engagement within your course activities. Most course reports can be viewed by grade category, sections, groups, and users.

Use the filters to expand or narrow your view. You can send messages to students you see in the reports. Select the student and the option to send them a message from the report Action menu.

  • Activity Grades report: Gives an overview of how students scored on the course activities.
  • Activity Views report: Helps you determine the popular or most used resources and activities in the course. It gives you a simple view of the number of times students viewed activities.
  • Assignment Submissions report: Gives you an overview of assignment submissions in the course. It shows details on the submission compared to the assignment due date. It also shows how many submissions were made and the grade made.
  • Dashboard: Shows the charts for the most common reports. These include Recent Activity, Forum Posts, Quiz Submissions and Assignment Submissions.
  • Forum Posts report: Shows how engaged students are in the course forums. It shows all enrolled students and the number of posts they made to each forum.
  • Glossary Posts report: Shows how engaged students are in the course glossaries. It shows all enrolled students and the number of posts they made to each glossary.
  • Needs Grading report: Shows you what is ready for grading. It lists each student and their activities that need grading. Select Grade now to grade the activity.
  • Outcomes report: Gives you an overview of student outcomes for activities with assigned outcomes. It shows all enrolled students and their outcome ratings on all activities with assigned outcomes.
  • Quiz Submissions report: Gives you an overview of quiz submissions in the course. It shows when the quiz was attempted, as well as the attempt and final grades.
  • Recent Activity report: Helps you see overall student participation in the course. It gives you a simple view of all activity by every student enrolled in your course.
  • Roster: Shows you when students were last in the course.
  • SCORMs report: Shows you when students were last in the course.
  • Wiki Posts report: Shows how engaged students are in the course wikis. It shows all enrolled students and the number of posts they made to each wiki.

Correlation reports

Compare grades in the course to the level of engagement against activities.

Use the filters to narrow your view.

  • Activity Grade via Engagement Detail Report: Shows the relationship between student engagement and success in the course activities. It gives you a simple view of the number of views and posts made by students as well as the average grade achieved for each activity.

    By default, the report displays the activity and average grade for every activity in your course in table and graph formats. In the graph, point to the bars to see the overall total of views and posts for each activity.

  • Learner Engagement Distribution Report: Shows the relationship between student engagement and success in your course. It gives you a simple view of the number of views and posts made by students in different grade categories.

    By default, the report displays the overall activity in your course for every grade range in table and graph formats.

  • Learner Engagement Trends Report: Helps you see when students are engaged in your course. It gives you a simple view of the number of views and posts made over time.

    By default, the report displays the overall activity in your course over the life of your course in table and graph formats.

  • Learner Grade via Engagement Detail Report: Shows the relationship between how engaged a student is and how successful they are. It gives you a simple view of the number of views and posts made by each student in your course as well as their overall course grade.

    By default, the report displays the activity and grade for every student in your course in table and graph formats. In the graph, point to the bars to see the overall total of views and posts for each student.


Exception reports

Track which students are not interacting with the course activities and may need assistance. Most exception reports can be viewed by grade category, sections, groups, and users.

Use the filters to expand or narrow your view. You can send messages to students you see in the report. Select the student and the option to send them a message from the Action menu.

  • Activity Grades report: Gives you an overview of who is still waiting for a grade on their activity. It gives you a simple view of students and the activities waiting for grades.
  • Activity Views report: Gives you an overview of who hasn’t viewed an activity. It gives you a simple view of students and the activities they haven’t viewed.
  • Assignment Submissions report: Gives you an overview of who hasn’t submitted assignments. It gives you a simple view of students and the activities waiting for their submission.
  • Forum Posts report: Gives you an overview of who hasn’t posted to a forum. It gives you a simple view of students and the forums waiting for their posts.
  • Glossary Posts report: Gives you an overview of who hasn’t posted to a glossary. It gives you a simple view of students and the glossaries waiting for their posts.
  • Outcomes report: Gives you an overview of students who have NOT performed against an outcome within the course.
  • Quiz Submissions report: Gives you an overview of who hasn’t attempted a quiz. It gives you a simple view of students and the quizzes they haven’t attempted.
  • Roster report: Shows you students who have not accessed the course.
  • SCORMs report: Shows you students who have not attempted SCORMs in the course.
  • Wiki Posts report: Gives you an overview of who hasn’t posted to a wiki. It gives you a simple view of students and the wikis waiting for their posts.

LearnerView reports

View what specific students are doing in a course and understand an individual's progress. Most LearnerView reports can be viewed by grade category and sections.

Use the filters to expand or narrow your view. You can send messages to the student. Select an activity and the option to send them a message from the Action menu.

Quickly navigate between users in the course to view their report information. Select Previous user  to return to the report of the previous user in the list. Select Next user to navigate to the report of the next user in the course. A menu can also be used to jump to a specific user in the course. When navigating between users, the report filters stay the same for each user, providing a quick view into the same data for each user for an apples-to-apples comparison.

  • Activity Grades report: Gives an overview of how a student scored on the course activities.
  • Activity Views report: Helps you determine the activities and resources a student views most often. It gives you a simple view of the number of times a student viewed activities.
  • Assignment Submissions report: Gives you an overview of assignment submissions for a student in the course. It shows details on the submission compared to the assignment due date. It also shows how many submissions were made and the grade made.
  • Forum Posts report: Shows how engaged a student is in the course forums. It shows the number of posts a student made to each forum.
  • Glossary Posts report: Shows how engaged a student is in the course glossaries. It shows the number of posts a student made to each glossary.
  • Outcomes report: Provides the student's outcome grade by activity for the course. View report by activities and date grade on.
  • Quiz Submissions report: Gives you an overview of a student’s quiz submissions in the course. It shows when the quiz was attempted, as well as the attempt and final grades.
  • Recent Activity report: Helps you gauge how a student is participating in the course. It gives you a simple view of all activity for a student enrolled in your course.
  • Roster: Shows you when a student was last in the course.
  • SCORMs report: Shows all SCORM packages and SCOs in those packages that a student has accessed in the course. This report also shows the attempt, time on attempt, and grade for the SCO.
  • Wiki Posts report: Shows how engaged a student is in the course wikis. It shows the number of posts the student made to each wiki.

Comparison reports

Compare students' engagement, grades, completion, and teacher correlation.

  • Course summaries report: Helps you see how your courses compare to each other. It gives you a simple view of the grade, completion rate, engagement level, and sample of activities for each course.
  • Participant summaries report: helps you see how students in all of your courses compare. It gives you a simple view of the grade, completion rate, engagement level, and sample of activities for each student in every course.

    You can send messages to students you see in the report. Select the student and the option to send them a message from the Action menu.

  • Participants comparison report: helps you see how students in a course compare to each other. It gives you a simple view of the grade, completion rate, engagement level, and sample of activities for each student in the course.

    You can send messages to students you see in the report. Select the student and the option to send them a message from the Action menu.

  • Activities comparison report: Helps you see how activities in a course compare to each other. It gives you a simple view of the grade, completion rate, and level of engagement for each activity in the course.

Export reports

Tabular data for all reports can be exported to a spreadsheet (XLS) or comma separated values (CSV) file. You are asked if you want to save or open the file, depending on the browser's settings.


Send messages to students

You can send emails to student from the Course, Exception, and LearnerView reports. Check the box next to a student and select Send message to student from the Action menu.