- Can I create my own course (level-4 object) report?
The Custom Reports feature allows Editors, Managers, and Admins to create, save, and edit course-level reports with customized components. You’ll recognize many of the components from our standard reports, and see a few new ones, including the ability to add an image of the course graph to any custom report.
For example, you can create a custom syllabus that includes a course graph image, the Course Objectives, all learning and assessment activities, and the alignment of Learning Objectives to activities.
Report components are organized by categories (Information, Alignment, Activities, Outcomes, and Learning Design). Read about and select the components you want to add in the Add Report Component panel. You’ll be able to set the order of the components and change component options after the components are added to the custom report.
Step 1: As an Editor or Manager, you can choose from many components to make up your report. Start on the course level (level 4), and click on the Reports icon in the right panel. Then, click on the Custom Report button.
Step 2: The Custom Report panel will save and list any reports you create. For example, in the screen shot, you can see the Activity Information report. This custom report will generate all activity information in any course you run it on, so it does not need to be created for one specific course.
To begin a new custom report, click on the Create Custom Report button.
Step 3: In the Custom Report Editor panel, you must first create a report title and report description (required). To save those two items, and move to the next step, click on Close Report Description.
Once closed, you will see that the first component of the report has been created; the Course Information section (title, course ID, description, etc.) Choose to include tags (default), variation information (default), and your institution logo, if you have one. *note that you need to send your logo to support in order to have it available*
Step 4: You could run the report as is, if desired. But there are twenty six different components to choose from! To add more, click on Add Component.
Note: To gather components from a different course, you can easily switch to another by clicking Change Course. Please note that this doesn't combine information from different courses into one report, the components pertain to a single course.
Step 5: Have fun and get creative with choosing your components! Choose between course information, alignment, activities, outcomes, and learning design components in the left panel.
From the All Components category, add the Custom Text component to write your own header and description that can be added anywhere in the report.
Click Add to select the components and then click Add Components.
Scroll through the list of added components to choose more details, such as including LOs under the c-layers, in the C-layer information.
If you accidentally choose a component more than once, you will see Duplicated next to the component. Delete components, including duplicates, by clicking the ellipsis (three dots) on the right side, and select Delete.
You can also change the ordering of components by clicking on Move Up or Move Down.
When you're ready, choose the desired file type to generate the report. Choosing HTML will open the report in a new tab.
Closing the Custom Report Editor at any time will save your new report to the list. Choose to run any custom report on any course.
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