How a Dashboard can simplify LearnDash Quiz Reporting

    Nitansha Tanwar
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Have you ever paid attention to your car’s dashboard? And how is it designed to measure and report on important activities?

The speedometer records the speed in real-time and tells you when to slow down, dash lights warn you when your car’s not performing well, indicate when to refill, etc.

And it does that in a driver-friendly way with all the right data in the right place without any delays.

To be honest, a dashboard’s job is quite simple – Collect, Clean, and Consolidate information in a central location. So that you can evaluate data and make decisions quickly.

Similarly to evaluate your learner’s quiz performance in LearnDash, you need all the relevant stats at the front. 

To realize where they need help, you need to know how they spend their time. To know whether they understand the course offering, you need to analyze their quiz score.

But, you’re not supposed to manually infer this information. A reporting dashboard should take care of this.

That’s why today I’ll take you through ways a dashboard can simplify quiz reporting in LearnDash. We’ll look at all the metrics and tools it can offer to gain insights into learners’ quiz performance.

So without further ado, let’s dive in!

Advantages of a Dashboard in LearnDash Quiz Reporting

1. Easy access to valuable information at a glance 

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A reporting dashboard in LearnDash delivers the big picture clearly. It makes information simple and accessible.

With the help of a dashboard, you can easily view everything that’s happening on your LMS w.r.t your quizzes and course content. 

Usingpersonalized reporting dashboards, admins, instructors, and group leaders can get all the important quiz/course reports in one place. Therefore reducing the need to fidget around for relevant information.

These reports record all learner quiz activities like:

  • The number of students who attempted the quiz,
  • The time is taken by each student to complete the quiz,
  • Students who’ve completed all quizzes in the course,
  • The percentage of students who’ve passed or failed, and more…

Therefore it gives you a broad level view of how your learners’ quiz performance.

2. Visual insights to avoid analysis-paralysis

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Did you know that 41% of organizations claim that their current system can’t make sense of large volumes of data from different sources? (salesforce)

To help combat this, the quiz reporting dashboard in LearnDash visualizes all meaningful quiz statistics with the help of ‘graphical reports’

Hence, taking the guesswork out of comprehending details.

With the help of these reports, you gain insights into trends like – how long does it take learners to complete all quizzes in courses, learner pass rate as well as the quiz completion rate, average attempts, etc. at your fingertips.

Not only does it save time but also reduces stress by providing swift, precise, and actionable insights that track learners’ quiz progress.

Further reading: 5 genius ways to get insights in LearnDash

3. Filters to review learner performance in-depth

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We’ve talked about a reporting dashboard beautifully summarizing quiz performance in the form of graphical reports. Reports that track all must-know quiz analytics. 

But a dashboard should allow you to do more than that.

You should be able to further drill down into quiz insights. In LearnDash, this can be achieved with the help of ‘ advanced filters’.

Customizable filters let you segment and narrow-down information by courses, course categories, lessons, topics, quizzes, quiz categories, and groups, among other things.

They help you dig deep into the performance of learners for all the courses they have enrolled in, and all the quizzes they have attempted.

They help you infer:

  • The difficulty level of the quiz,
  • The difficulty level of the course,
  • Learners’ strengths and weaknesses,
  • The modules which need improvement, and more.

Therefore, it allows you to display and remove parameters to keep the information absolutely relevant and understand quiz performance in depth.

4. Keeps users up-to-date with real-time analytics 

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To streamline quiz reporting in LearnDash further, it’s important to avoid the use of outdated analytics.

As more and more learners complete courses and quizzes, their activity is continuously recorded. But if the information is not updated and refreshed in real-time, it may lose effectiveness. 

Therefore tracking quiz activities like learner pass/fail rates, average quiz attempts, the time learners take to complete the quizzes, and completion rates in real-time keep information relevant and actionable.

Read more: 5 custom reporting features you need for LearnDash

5. Exporting options that save crucial time and resources

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Do you take a lot of time to create reports in excel or using any other spreadsheet?

Creating reports manually not only takes up valuable bandwidth but also has the risk of errors.

To help combat this problem, A reporting dashboard LearnDash lets you ‘export reports’ in an XLS and a CSV format that you can share with your instructors, group leaders, and even learners.

The quiz reports thus generated can include some or all of the following information:

  • Quiz Info: The quiz title and quiz type.
  • Question details: The quiz question with possible answers, and the correct/incorrect answer.
  • Learner response: Student’s answer
  • Score: The points scored by the learner
  • Time: The time is taken to complete the quiz
  • Date: Date of attempt
  • Percentage: The class average and the percentage score of the learner

This can help evaluate the difficulty level of the quiz on a per question or quiz module basis.

Further breaking down quiz performance for specific learners and devising an action plan on how to improve their performance.

Also Read: 4 ways a reporting dashboard makes training analysis easy in LearnDash


Quiz Reporting in LearnDash can be tricky.

Especially when you don’t have access to all learner analytics and a way to explore quiz results.

But a dashboard can significantly level up the quiz reporting capabilities in LearnDash.

An effective reporting dashboard provides you with crucial and actionable data right in front of your eyes. Using a reporting tool that offers comprehensive learner insights through an intuitive dashboard gives you a straightforward way to review the learners’ quiz performance.

Thus saving you from drowning in the sea of complex information by organizing everything in a way that’s visually accessible. Ultimately resulting in better and faster decision-making.

Further Reading: Top 5 LearnDash Reporting plugins

So that’s it for today. I hope this article helped you understand the importance of a reporting dashboard in LearnDash.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

Nitansha Tanwar

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