Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Requesting Student Activity Data From Pressbooks

Pressbooks can be used to author and host basic course content with interactivity as well as more advanced content authoring and reporting (ACAR) features (such as H5P activities, Hypothes.is annotations and reporting).

These ACAR features are only recommended for technically advanced instructors or instructors with additional support. If you are interested in these more advanced features, please request a consultation from Learn@UW-Madison. 

This document covers basic information on requesting a report on student use of a Pressbooks module. It also covers creating an export from Learning Locker for those technology staff who have access. Finally, the document covers basic information on Pressbooks analytics and what information is or is not captured in the Learning Locker.

If you are an instructor and would like to request a data export from Learning Locker for one of your Pressbooks modules:

  1. Contact the DoIT Help Desk and indicate that you would like assistance with a data report for a Pressbooks module. Please include the following information: your Pressbooks URL, your Canvas course URL, the list of specific data you need, and when you need the report.
  2. A Learn@UW-Madison team member will either contact you to request additional information, or they will send you a CSV file with the requested data within a few business days.

Analytics from Pressbooks

Only Pressbooks with H5P activities are able to send xAPI statements Learning Locker. We are able to capture a variety of data including user answers to questions and what time the user submitted them. Depending on how a Pressbooks module is designed with H5P activities, these data can be used to interpret a wide variety of situations.

Because analytics from Pressbooks is tied to interactions with embedded H5P activities, the following data is not collected:

Pressbooks is unable to (directly) send data about:

If you have questions about what data is available, please contact the DoIT Help Desk to request a consultation.

See Also:

For additional information on learning analytics at UW-Madison, please visit the learning analytics guide, What are the pedagogical uses of learning analytics?