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wolfpsy
Subject: Course TrackerQuote this post in your reply
The course tracker gives the students' real names when looking at a particular student but the activity on the board is with the username of the student. The course tracker does not tell me what the username of the student is and so, when I am doing some tracking on a particular student, I have to hunt down what the username is for a student so to match it with their real name before I can really discern who is doing what. A nice feature would be for the course tracker to have a student listed by both real name and also by username so to have this indexing immediately present so I do not have to go look up manually who is who. I have about 175 people to keep track of....

Thanks!

Bob Lee
wolfpsy.phpwebhosting.com/ATutor
Posted: 2003-09-06 12:01:57
wolfpsy
Subject: Interpretting Course Tracker InformationQuote this post in your reply
Here's a sample course tracker output for a student in one of my classes:

Global Menu Chapter 2 Movie 00:08 Sep-3-03 7:02:27:pm

Discussions Discussions 00:25 Sep-3-03 7:02:33:pm

View Thread View Thread 00:52 Sep-3-03 7:02:41:pm

Global Menu Chapter 3 Video 00:00 Sep-3-03 7:03:06:pm

Session Start Session Start 00:10 Sep-3-03 7:03:58:pm

Global Menu Chapter 3 Video 00:09 Sep-3-03 7:32:01:pm

Discussions Discussions 00:19 Sep-3-03 7:32:11:pm

View Thread View Thread 01:08 Sep-3-03 7:32:20:pm

View Thread View Thread 02:32 Sep-3-03 7:32:39:pm

Forum Reply Forum Reply 22:32 Sep-3-03 7:33:47:pm

Logout Logout 00:00 Sep-3-03 7:36:19:pm

I am trying to discern if the student has watched a 28 minute long online video which is on page "Chapter 3 Video"...

It looks to me like the student did not watch the 28 minute long video as I interpret the tracker as they were not on "Chapter 3 Video" page for 28 minutes.

Does this make sense? What I think happened is that the student did not watch the video but went to read the discussions about the video (spent 22 minutes there) and then posted a reply about the video they were to watch based on the responses of other students to the video rather than their own observation of the video.

Any input? Thoughts? Is this an appropriate interpretation or am I missing something?

Thanks.

Bob Lee
wolfpsy.phpwebhosting.com/ATutor
Posted: 2003-09-06 12:28:06
greg
Subject: More plans for trackerQuote this post in your reply
Hello Bob
Point taken. We have a lot more work to do on the tracker, but it is a low priority item at the moment. If you want to tweak the script yourself, you can comment out lines 23, 24, 25, 27 of tools/course_tracker.php like so:

while($row=mysql_fetch_array($result14)){
//if($row['first_name'] && $row['last_name']){
// $this_user[$row['member_id']]= $row['first_name'].' '. $row['last_name'];
//}else{
$this_user[$row['member_id']]= $row['login'];
//}
}

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The course tracker gives the students' real names when looking at a particular student but the activity on the board is with the username of the student. The course tracker does not tell me what the...

Posted: 2003-09-11 09:59:53
greg
Subject: Track interpretationQuote this post in your reply
Your interpretation about of this student's click path sounds about right. Keep in mind that for duration times to be calculated there must be access to a "next" page, so if a student leaves the course without logging out or going to another page, the duration can't be calculated.

In the case above the student may have left the course for some reason (prehaps a browser crash) then returned only a minute later.

How is the video presented? If it opens in a plugin, the video could be running while the student is moving around through other pages. If it were an embedded video, then it looks to me like s/he didn't watch it.

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Here's a sample course tracker output for a student in one of my classes:

Global Menu Chapter 2 Movie 00:08 Sep-3-03 7:02:27:pm

Discussions Discussions 00:25 Sep-3-03 7:02:33:pm

View Thr...

Posted: 2003-09-11 10:17:15
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