I know that Moodle can give relatively detailed information from within
a single course, but is there an easy way (i.e. highly automated) to get very current data from a range of courses simultaneously
At my institution, the Dean wants answers to very simple questions, like, across the College,
- Which courses are currently active?
- How many teaching and support staff and students are currently actively engaged in the courses?
- How has usage varied over the time of the course, month to month, week to week?
- How much activity occurs after hours?
- What tools are being used in the course?
And we would like the info to be as close to real-time as possible. At the moment, we have a situation where we have to make a formal request to IT, wait several weeks (even months), and then get a short list of names of staff (which usually includes active and non-active, and doesn't distinguish between teaching staff and support staff), no. of students registered (again, no distinction between active and non-active) on the course, and size of course on disk (as if that has ANY value to a teacher at all), and last date of access to the course (which may even have been by accident). So most of the information is either wrong, out of date or useless (or all three). We've been told that one can't get any other information from Moodle, which I find strange.
Does anyone know of tools that can help?