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Google (or other) analytics in Xerte? 3 years 7 months ago #4967

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Hi all,

Is it possible to generate usage stats, or analytics for a particular Xerte Learning Object? Here in Swansea, we use Blackboard and import our Xerte LOs as SCORM objects. However, we have some study skills modules that have been created by our librarians, and there are several learning objects in a single module with over 20,000 users.

While it is possible to generate stats from Blackboard, running reports with that volume of users slows the system down drastically. I'm therefore trying to think of a way around this.

My initial thoughts are to use Google Analytics within each Learning Object.

My two questions therefore would be a) Is anyone using google analytics or any other form of analytics within Xerte and b) if you are, what sort of statistics can you generate from it?

Many thanks in advance

Helen

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Google (or other) analytics in Xerte? 3 years 7 months ago #4971

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I'm sure you're aware that there are some very basic 'play count' stats available by clicking the workspace icon, then properties > stats but that obviously is very basic.



At the moment if you want to use Google analytics you can easily add your analytics code to each LO that you want to track or if you want to track every single LO you'll need to add the tracking code to one or more of the server files. The trouble with that is keeping track of customisations and re-applying after future upgrades.

I'll add an item to our todo list to look at the best way to provide an easier way to do this.

HTH
Ron
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Google (or other) analytics in Xerte? 3 years 6 months ago #4995

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Hi Ron,

Apologies, I forgot to say thank you for this. It's much appreciated.

Helen

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Google (or other) analytics in Xerte? 3 months 1 week ago #7456

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Hi,

We're just getting started with Xerte and I'm attempting to add a Google Analytics tracking tag to our first tutorial.

Ron, I can see you've said above that the tag can be easily added to each LO but I'm wondering where the best place is. Could anyone help?

Google suggest adding to the <head> section but I can't see a way to access that section of the HTML on the tutorial. I tried adding it using the Script optional property on the root page since I think the tracking tag is javascript (am I right?) but that seemed to break the tutorial. I've currently added it to the source code for the main body of the title page but I'm thinking there must be a better place!

We have an institutional installation of Xerte so I can't easily get access to the server files.

Many thanks in advance!
Rosa

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