As part of our Advanced Reporting Beta, check out Student Engagement Reporting to measure how students are engaging with the content in all of your courses.
Attention: On April 11, 2022, we'll be removing Courses from Student Engagement Reporting. We will be re-evaluating the feature to bring you an improved experience. Please take the time to download your data before this date and let us know if you have any questions.
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About This Feature
Thinkific Student Engagement Reporting helps you gain valuable insight into how students are progressing through and engaging with your courses. Interested in comparing how your lesson content performs with students? Engagement analytics give you a high-level view of key course completion metrics. Take it a step further, and filter student data to explore what kinds of content drives your audience and where important student connections can be strengthened.
Report data is updated throughout the day so you can stay up-to-date with engagement trends. Please note that if you add or remove lessons from your courses, Student Engagment Reporting will dynamically update to reflect resulting changes in student progress and course completion percentages.
The Student Engagement Reporting Beta includes an Interactions Report that shows you how students are engaging with your content over time. You can see the number of enrollments, completion rates, and performance by lesson type
Within the report you can see different data visualization options, to help you analyze trends. This includes bar graphs, line graphs and data cards. You can also filter all reports by various attributes.
How to Access Your Reports
Advanced Reporting is available on our Pro plan plus Growth package and higher.
You'll see it in the left-hand side of your Admin Dashboard. Simply click on Advanced Reporting Beta and you'll see the option to view Student Engagement.
Admin Report Access
Site Owners and Site Admins have access to all Student Engagement Reports for the site(s) they own or manage. Course Admins have access to Student Engagement Reports for the courses they manage, and Group Analysts have access to these reports for any Groups they manage.
Student Engagement Reports
The Interactions Report features a main bar graph to visualize enrollments and completion rates over time. Immediately below the bar graph, you'll see Average Days to Complete and Average Percentage Completed for the selected time period.
Additional graphs include:
- Lesson Statistics: This displays viewed and completed percentages by lesson type. These can help you analyze what content types are most successful with your students.
- Reviews: Here you can see an overview of the number of reviews for your courses as well as an average rating (1-5 stars).
- Quizzes: The Quizzes report displays completion rates for your quizzes. False means your student did not complete the quiz, while True means your student did complete the quiz. This is to help measure engagement specifically, it does not take into account if a quiz is graded or not.
Filtering Your Reports
The Interactions Report can be filtered by Course Name and date range. You can also choose the unit of time displayed on the various graphs and charts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why isn't my student data displaying in the reports?
If a student has recently enrolled or progressed through a course chapter or lesson, you may need to wait up to 24-48 hours to see this activity in your engagement reports.
Another possible reason student data may be missing, is that a student's enrollment did not occur during the date range selected for the report. We suggest adjusting the date range for your report and re-checking the data.
Why do I see the label "sample data" and many more students in the report than I have student accounts signed up?
If you have fewer than 10 enrollments or are on our Free, Basic, or Pro (without the Growth add-on) plans you will see a message letting you know You're looking at sample data. If you are on the Pro + Growth package or higher, your reports will begin to populate with student data after your site has reached 10 enrollments. If you're on the Free, Basic, or Pro (without the Growth add-on) plans please upgrade to use this feature.
For the Average Days to Complete and Average Time data, does the report only show time students spent in a course or on my Thinkific site?
At this time, the Average Days to Complete and Average Time data shows the total time from when a student enrolled in a course or clicked to start a chapter or lesson to when that student finished the course, chapter, or lesson. This includes time not spent in the Thinkific Course Player or on your Thinkific site.
I added content to my course and my student completion and progress rates went down. What happened?
If you add lessons to a course with active enrollments, students working on the course will now have more lessons to complete. As a result, the percentage of your course that they have already completed will decrease. This is reflected in the Student Engagement Reporting, which will dynamically update student progress and completion percentages when you add or remove course content.
Please note that it may take up to 24-48 hours for your engagement reports to update when you add or remove new course content.
My Student Engagement Reports used to look different. Why is that?
Thinkific Advanced Reporting is currently in Beta, which means some features may change.
We’re always working behind the scenes on improvements and if you have feedback on this, we want to know. Please send us a quick email to let us know what functionality would be most valuable to you!