Course logs allow an instructor to see a record of all student interaction with the course, filtered by any combination of activity, student, date, actions, and groups. To view course logs,

1. In your Moodle course, click on the Menu icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen to open the slide-out menu.

Menu button

2. Next, locate the Administration block and click on Reports and then Course participation.

Administration block, Reports, then Course Participation

3. Several dropdown menus are available to filter data for specific parameters including: 

  • Activity module: select the specific course activity (organized by type).

Activity module dropdown begins with choose then lists activities by type

  • Look back: select a number of days/weeks/months in the past. To see all data, leave this dropdown set to "Choose"

Look back dropdown options include choose, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, etc.

  • Show Only: select the role for which to show data.

Show only dropdown includes manager, helpdesk, teacher, student, course creator, web services user role, and guest

  • Show Action: select the action to search for.

Show actions dropdown options include all actions, view, and post.

  • Groups: select any or all groups.

Groups dropdown includes all participants, Group A, Group B, etc.

4. Click the Go button to show the filtered data

Go button

5. The activity completion will be visible, showing which participants have interacted with the specific activity

First name/Last name, all actions, select checkboxes

6. To contact participants that have not completed the activity, either click the select checkbox to the right of the name or click the Select all "No" button.

Select all "No" button

7. Then use the With selected users... dropdown to select Send a message.

With selected users dropdown has choose and send a message as the only options.

8. Type the message into the textbox that will pop up, and click the Send message button when done.

Send message textbox with a send message button below