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User Activity Tracking for the Classroom

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Dustin Mattison, Feb 19, 2013.

  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
     
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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?
     
    Brandon Sheley likes this.
  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  5. faeronsayn

    faeronsayn Well-Known Member

    You can of course warn them and remove their posts, since that'll subtract the points given to the student for that post.
     
  6. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    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.
     

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