Getting Started with Reporting and Analytics in LifterLMS
Reporting is the hub of LifterLMS for any instructor. In the reporting area you can visualize and review information about your students, their enrollments, course progress, quiz attempts, earned certifications & achievements, and much more.
To start reviewing your reports log in to your WordPress admin panel and navigate to LifterLMS -> Reporting.
There are more than a dozen individual reports and charts which can be reviewed in the LifterLMS Reporting area. For more information and details on each report click on the link below:
- Assignments (from the LifterLMS Assignments add-on)
Some (but not all) reports can are exportable. This means the report can be downloaded as a .CSV file and reviewed by other programs like Excel, Numbers, or Sheets.
A step-by-step guide on how to download a report is available here.
All exportable reports are compiled via a background process and emailed to you when it’s completed. When exporting a large report (such as the Students Report on a very large website) may take several minutes to complete.
During export generation the report table is locked per user. This ensures that you cannot generate multiple reports simultaneously! You’ll have to wait for the export to complete before requesting it again. Once the report is completed the table will be unlocked automatically.
During an export you can leave your website. However, it’s important to note that this background process relies on WP_CRON which can cause issues on small websites or websites which are in development and block external traffic. For more information you may want to read up on how to implement real cron jobs in WordPress.
LifterLMS Reporting has been and still is in beta. There’s a lot of information gathered, collected, and processed by LifterLMS about your students and courses. We’ve been improving our reports since day one and will continue to do so.
You can assist us by letting us know what’s important to you with regards to reporting. Please contact us if you have any comments, requests, or want to tell us we’re doing a good job (that’s important to!).