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User Activity Tracking for the Classroom

#1
Hello

I will be using Xenforo for my college classes I teach. I want to know if there is an add-on for tracking the activity of users. I want to base their grades on how active and helpful they are in the community.

Any suggestions?

Dustin
 

Slavik

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Hello

I will be using Xenforo for my college classes I teach. I want to know if there is an add-on for tracking the activity of users. I want to base their grades on how active and helpful they are in the community.

Any suggestions?

Dustin
Interesting concept. What would you class as activity however? Just being logged in or typing and making posts.

Maybe something such as advanced post ratings, to grade each post on its "helpfulness" would be an option?
 

Sheldon

Well-known member
#3
Interesting concept. What would you class as activity however? Just being logged in or typing and making posts.

Maybe something such as advanced post ratings, to grade each post on its "helpfulness" would be an option?
Unless you have the ability to be completely logged out on inactivity, would the first work? I have done online classes, and they used the simple "post" as activity thing...

I like the second idea... or a variation of.
 
#4
Is there a points system add on that would work? I just found a points system add on but I don't know if it is the best for my needs. How do I prevent students from posting bogus info and spam just so it helps them accumulate points?
 

faeronsayn

Well-known member
#5
Is there a points system add on that would work? I just found a points system add on but I don't know if it is the best for my needs. How do I prevent students from posting bogus info and spam just so it helps them accumulate points?
You can of course warn them and remove their posts, since that'll subtract the points given to the student for that post.
 

Morgain

Well-known member
#6
Suggest you treat it like plagiarism or other serious misconduct.
Make it prominently available as a policy.

If someone is found posting rubbish it gets them a small minus grade which pulls down other grades.