My name is Jon Fenton and I'm a new Product Manager at Instructure. In case you haven't heard, Instructure is putting a dedicated team of developers together to work on Catalog (yay!). We're committed to the future of Catalog and excited to begin active development on the platform once again.
We sent out a couple of surveys recently where we asked about the features people are most excited to see in Catalog. We were blown away by the level of participation and if anyone hasn't had a chance to see those results, you can check them out here.
One of the biggest requests we're getting is for improved reporting capabilities. This is clearly a feature that a lot of people are anxious to see us improve. But we want to make sure we know how enhancements here could be the most beneficial. So we need your input! What types of reports or data would be most useful for your institution? Is it reports on user defined fields? More data options in our current reports? Or maybe you want our reports to be StarWars themed and make lightsaber sounds when you click the export button? Whatever it is, I'd love to hear from you.
Glad to see this request for feedback, and as much as I love Star Wars we do have some needs specific to K-12 for custom reporting in Catalog. So, below is just a list to get the conversation going:
That is all I have for now. Thanks again for starting this discussion.
Thanks for your work on this!
I agree with Gregory regarding needing reports for a specific listing that
shows enrollment status, completion status, etc. It would also be helpful
if we could see who has started a course/made progress, versus just
complete or not complete.
We also have a need to report on user defined fields by course listing, so
it would be great if that could be included as well.
It would also be extremely helpful if the user defined fields downloaded
into separate columns in Excel, rather than all going into a single field
that then needs to be separated out.
On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 11:47 AM, Gregory.Odell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gregory.Odell nailed it!
We predominantly use Catalog as a way to offer and track teacher professional development, so fee and revenue reports aren't our first priority.
At the admin level, we would like to be able to easily pull a report of all courses in a catalog and their current enrollment numbers and the number of people on a wait-list. This helps us as we budget and to see if we need to close courses or offer additional sections.
We would like to be able to further customize the user transcript to show the type (category) of professional development as required by our state.
Excited to see Catalog getting some love!
One follow up question - are you asking for the listing information to be aggregated? The way I'm imagining the report, it would have one listing per line with aggregated totals for enrollment, waitlist and completion.
Besides those three, what other information would be helpful at the listing level?
Yes it would be nice to have the listing info aggregated. Of course, we would also like a similar report for each catalog as well. It would also be nice to know how many times each listing has been viewed. Course # associated with listing would be helpful on report. Thank you!
We would like a report indicating which users have accepted the invitation to the course in Canvas. Our registration team imports a csv sheet from a third party into Catalog. When in Canvas on the People page, we are not able to see pending invites which were pushed out through Catalog. This is unlike when users are directly invited through Canvas and pending is indicated by the name of the user.
1. Report Query builder options:
-Select date range
-Be able to pull individual class registration list
2. Include student address, phone and email
3. Allow for exportable information from added form fields.
-we have added fields in the form for (for example) a company pays for an individual's course. We would like to export that information
We have multiple agencies and organizations using our Catalog. I would love the report to include the institution associated with the person. We added this field to the registration process but I still don't see it in my reports.
Reporting from the Continuing Education side. This is what improved data means to us!
In Continuing Education, we are interested in the full learner journey from checkout to completion. We would love our catalog and canvas reports to talk to one another to be able to track course completion and progress.
One of the most important things to me would be automation. e.g., sending a report out automatically in a daily email, even better would be an integration, like sending it to google drive, etc.
I know that's probably possible with the API, but that's expensive to set up.