Site Stats: Overview
What it does
Site Stats allows instructors to view user statistics for their site. Instructors can check how many visitors have been on the site, how much user activity there has been, and the contributions a site visitor has made.
For more information about the user interface and the options, see Site Stats: Options.
Visit: The act of entering (visiting) a site.
Activity: Events generated by tool actions (e.g., new chat message, resource opened, etc). The list of tools/events that count as activity can be configured on the tool Preferences page.
Resource: Any file/folder item related activity (new, open, edit or delete).
Things to Consider
- On the same login session, if a user enters/exits the same site multiple times, only one visit will be recorded.
- On the Overview page, resource statistics refers to files from the Resources tool only.
- Site Stats is not a default tool. To use Site Stats to collect participation data for a course site, you must add it to your site.
- Statistics will start being collected as soon as the tool is added to a site. It is therefore recommended that you add the tool before the beginning of a semester to get a complete data set.
- Statistics are not live; they are updated once per day, overnight.
Documentation for Site Stats has been inspired in part by Brock University's user documentation and Indiana University's Sakai Knowledge Base.