The data captured by FLO can be used to inform practice – telling you whether students are engaging with your topic, what is working/not working, and any problems they may be having (eg failed login attempts).
The Topic participation report is useful to identify which
students have accessed a particular resource or activity. For forums,
glossaries and databases where studies can post, you are able to identify how
many posts each student has made.
A useful feature of the topic participation report is
the option to send a message to all students who have not completed a certain
task or accessed a resource. Before using this feature, you must have set
up the resource or activity you wish to collect information on. Naming the
resource/activity clearly is important for easily finding the relevant 'activity
on the Topic management panel
In the User links column,
click on View topic participation report
the activity/resource module you want to view, the amount of time to look back,
the role you want to examine (usually student) and the type of action required
(all, view, post)
Click Go to obtain a report. Note that the activity reports will not
include activity in tools such as Collaborate, Kaltura or readings.
The definition of View and Post for the selected activity type will be given on-screen.
Forum View: View Discussion, Search, View Forum, View Subscribers
Forum Post: Add Discussion, Add Post, Delete Discussion, Delete Post, Move Discussion, Prune Post, Update Post, Subscribe, Unsubscribe
You can send a
message to all students who have not completed a certain task or accessed a
resource by selecting students and then using the “With selected users…” menu
at the bottom of the report.