From Monitors to Reporting Templates
Reporting Templates allow you to group monitoring data together. These provide a hierarchical structure to roll up the detailed data derived from any individual monitors into manageable categories.
To achieve clear visualization of generated data, monitors are carefully organized into Out of the Box Reporting Templates. These provide a hierarchical structure of manageable monitor categories that gather and collate detailed data generated by individual monitors.
The same monitor can exist in more than one monitor category inside Reporting Templates. This is important, as the same monitor can be added to reports of different users (e.g., instructor and student reports). Thus, data will be represented differently in the dashboard, since each reporting template is assigned to a certain user category.
When you create a new monitor, it is important to categorize it inside a reporting template in your Dashboard to ensure clear visualization of data among your user categories. Uncategorized monitors only display trigger numbers among all users after their creation date.
Careful naming of reporting templates and monitor categories facilitates your navigation within the Dashboard, as only the name of reporting templates and monitor categories display within your insights.
Insights display data based on the way reporting templates and monitor categories are designed. All monitor categories inside one user category's report gather data about this user category's activity within the learning application and display data on Insights.
The following is an example of the Out of the Box Instructor report and the insights generated based on the structure of the report.
Depending on their trigger behavior, each monitor is assigned to a monitor (sub)category. Only one monitor resides under each category unless more than one monitor demonstrates the same user activity. For example, monitors that trigger when:
- +announcement button is clicked on the Announcements page
- Users visit the New announcement page
are added inside the same monitor category, called 'New announcement'.
The monitor category will display the total data gathered by both monitors. These will show up inside the Insights>Tool Adoption section inside the Dashboard, accordingly.
Note: Only reporting template monitor (sub)categories will be shown inside insights. Not individual monitors. Therefore, the last branch to expand in our Announcements example are the last subcategories: New announcement and View announcements.
Tool categories are already applied to Out of the Box reporting templates and monitor categories with a specific topic. In case you use a certain tool, such as New Quizzes, you may toggle on the 'New Quizzes' tool category so that the respective monitor category and insights display within your Dashboard.