What is the difference between Page Views and Participation ratings and how are each calculated?
This is a great question and has been answered quite well in a comment from another question regarding participation. I hope this information in the comment might be useful to you in trying to compare page views and participation.
From Kona Jones
The following user actions will generate analytics course participation:Announcements: posts an announcement (instructor)Announcements: posts a new comment to an announcementAssignments: updates an assignment's settings or description (instructor)Assignments: submits an assignment (student)Collaborations: loads a collaboration to view/edit a documentConferences: joins a web conferenceDiscussions: posts a new comment to a discussionPages: creates a wiki pageQuizzes: submits a quiz (student)Quizzes: starts taking a quiz (student)Calendar: updates a calendar event's settings or description (instructor)
The following user actions will generate analytics course participation:
Just in case, here is a document for page views:
How do I view the page views for a user in an account?
I hope this helps.
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