How to Track Student Progress and Activity in LearnDash?

    Nitansha Tanwar
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Picture this — You’ve created an online course on “Design Thinking” for students of classes 6-8th grade.  You’ve sold course licenses to schools so that they can purchase access to this course for their students.

Enrollments are coming in. Students have started the course. 

A week has passed and now, your clients want to know if their students have made some tangible progress or not.

How will you accurately track that progress, if you don’t look at ALL the right metrics?

Looking at Student Progress in LearnDash (The Usual Way)

Now, it’s interesting to see how LearnDash records progress whenever a user completes a course or a quiz. 

For instance, you can export the standard user reports (which is a CSV report) to check the percentage completion rate, date of completion, and the number of steps left to complete the course.


LearnDash Student Progress
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But is this data enough?  Is it updated correctly? Does it give you insights into where your students lack and how you can help improve their performance?  

And most importantly, can you RELY on it?

And if you’re not sure about whether or not, you’re tracking the progress correctly, how can you share it with your clients?

Does that sound like you? Then you’re not alone.  A lot of people go through the same anxiety day in and day out.

And I admit — creating a progress tracker manually to show students’ progress over time is painful. Especially, if the number of students enrolling keeps increasing.

Most of you might be using ProPanel to get this data. But it doesn’t give you the whole picture. Plus, you have to jump between multiple widgets to get exactly the data you need.

But what if you need didn’t need to jump between different tabs, manually collect data and create reports to show the student’s progress?

And you know what?

Tracking student progress and activity in LearnDash is surprisingly easy. 

And that’s where WISDM Reports for LearnDash comes in.

So in this article, we’ll explore ways on how you can better report as well as evaluate the progress of your learners using the WISDM Reports for LearnDash plugin.

But first, let’s learn a bit more about…

What is WISDM Reports for LearnDash?

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WISDM Reports for LearnDash is a reporting and analysis tool that gives you visual insights and graphical reports to track various course and student metrics.  

It simplifies reporting by accurately tracking the progress and performance of your students and presenting that information as visually appealing and easy-to-understand graphs.

But that’s not all. You can easily export the reports as PNG, SVG, and CSV to share them with your clients.

Here’s what WISDM Reports for LearnDash helps you with:

  1. Front-end reporting for all users:- The Reports plugin provides all LearnDash users, admins, instructors, group leaders, and course partners with a front-end reporting dashboard. So that users spend less time gathering data and more time doing actionable reporting
  1. Course Reports:-  WISDM Reports for LearnDash includes various course reports such as course completion rate, course completion time, quiz completion rate, and quiz completion time, among other things to help you track the progress and activity of your students in your courses.
  1. Quiz Reports:- To help you analyze quiz performance, the plugin also includes quiz attempt analysis reports. Using that you can evaluate question quality and improve your quizzes further. 
  1. Learner-specific reports:- To monitor individual student progress and activity, reports are available to give you an overview as well as do in-depth reporting.
  1. Filters:- Besides a lot of insightful reports, you can also dig deeper into each report by using course, group, lesson, topic, and even datewise filters.
  1. Exporting options –  You can download the report and share it with your clients in a CSV, PNG, or SVG format.

Now that we know, how WISDM Reports for LearnDash can help you. Let’s explore how you can…

Tracking Student Progress and Activity Using WISDM Reports for LearnDash

Here’s how you can use WISDM Reports for LearnDash to track student progress and activity of your students in your courses:-

1. Track Course Completion Rates

Using WISDM Reports in conjunction with LearnDash, you can help track student progress in all courses. The Course Completion Rate Report helps you check the learners who have completed the course, are in progress or have not started yet.

What’s more, is that you can even check that progress on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis and export that in a CSV, PNG, or SVG format to share with your course partners or clients.

2. Track Quiz Completion Rates

With WISDM Reports for LearnDash, you can also use the Quiz Completion Rate Report. It helps you understand the number of learners who have completed all the quizzes in your courses.

Hence, by using quiz reports you can easily track the progress of all learners across all your quizzes for all groups, courses, lessons, and topics, among other things. It helps you understand which quizzes are performing better than the others and which quizzes can be improved.

Note: Watch this video to get more insights on how tracking quiz completion rates can help you.


3. Monitor time spent in courses and quizzes

Along with the completion rates for courses and quizzes, WISDM Reports for LearnDash also lets you monitor the time your learners take to complete all courses and quizzes.

The Time Spent In Course Report and the Quiz Completion Time Report can help you understand the average time learners spend in a course and the time a learner takes to complete the quiz in each course.

You can further drill down to monitor the activity for each group, course, lesson, topic, and learner.

This helps get valuable insights like-

  • How much time does a learner take to complete a lesson?
  • How quickly do they move through each topic and lesson?
  • What topics seem easy, and which seem too difficult?
  • If learners are struggling to understand the concept, how can you make it clearer?

Note: With WISDM Reports for LearnDash, you can track a learner’s actual time spent learning, ruling out the time spent idly by just leaving their browser open on a course page. Read this article to Learn how.

4. Identify active and inactive users

In addition to tracking completion rates and time spent on a module, WISDM Reports for LearnDash takes reporting to the next level by helping you monitor your learner’s real-time activity.

The User Inactive List and Activity Log report help identify which group or individual learners have been the most active, or least active while also helping you keep a log of their last known activities.

5. Check Pass/ Fail Averages

Finally, WISDM Reports for LearnDash also help you track pass/fail rates.  This tells how well your students are progressing in your courses. With the Learner Pass Rate report, you can see the average pass rate for each of your courses.

Hence, this report helps you quickly understand the learner pass rate for each course as well as the average pass rate for all courses.

Using this data, you can determine which courses are easy and which courses are your learners struggling with.

Read More: 5 Amazing reports in Wisdm Reports for LearnDash

Summing Up….

Tracking student progress in LearnDash can be an uphill task. Especially, when you don’t have easy access to reliable and accurate data.

Currently, in Learndash you can use the standard course data report or ProPanel to track and report on Student Progress. But that data is more often than not, inefficient and hard to analyze.

Using the WISDM Reports plugin, you can easily track student progress and activity with the help of easy-to-understand graphical reports. It provides you with front-end reports, visual insights, and filters to dig deep into the progress and performance of your courses and learners.

What’s more is that you can even export and share that data easily with your clients using CSV, SVG, or PNG format.

So, what are you waiting for? Try WISDM Reports for LearnDash to simplify reporting and analysis. And trust me if you’re not using it yet, you have to start using it.



I hope you found this article helpful. If you have any more questions, feel free to comment below. 🙂

Read More: How to use WISDM Reports for LearnDash to improve learner experience

Nitansha Tanwar

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