Logs in 1.5
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The term Logs that was used in courses by teachers, was changed to "Reports" in Moodle 1.6. Some Moodlers refer to "Log Reports", which are also the same thing. Moodle 1.7 has a category of reports called "Logs".
Logs and reports in Moodle 1.6 and later
Please see Reports for descriptions and images of how to create reports (log reports) in 1.6 and later. The functions in 1.5 and earlier versions are carried forward into later versions of Moodle.
Logs and reports in Moodle 1.5 and earlier
Logs show activity within the course. It allows tutors to see what resources are being used and when, or check that an individual student has viewed the resource they claim to have read. Individual user reports generate some basic graphical views of this information.
Using the drop-down menus you can view the log records at course level, user level and/or activity level on a specific day or all days.
For course management these logs can help determine what types of resource are the most popular, including those that receive no interest whatsoever. This can help plan resource selection for future courses. Viewing individual activity reports can help you monitor student activity and identify learning styles.