Line Report

Who can use this feature?
 User Types
Any user with access to Explore (Global Admins, Regional Admins, and some Users) can edit a Line Report. All users can view a Line Report.
 Pricing 
Available on paid plans (AnalystCLO, and Enterprise).
 Expertise
Anybody (both beginners and experts) can use this feature.

What is a Line Report?

The Line Report displays learner performance on a line chart. Choose multiple measures and the Line Report will display values with colored lines. It’s ideal for viewing change in measure values over time.lineheadline.png

Creating and Editing a Line Report

Use Explore to create new Line Reports and to configure existing Line Reports.

Line Report Filters and Options

Beyond the typical Explore filters and options, the Line Report provides options that are unique to the Line Report.

Line Filter

When setting up a new Line Report or configuring an existing Line Report, click Line in the filter menu:lineline.png

Below are the different options in the Line filter:

Organized

On the Organized menu, you’ll choose what you’d like to rank on the Line Report. Just choose an option from the Organized menu and the Line Report will organize data by what you’ve chosen.

For example, if you choose By Day in the Organized menu, your line will be organized by day, and the each measure represented on your line chart will have a point per day that it has data for: line12.png

The Line Report also allows you to specify a second dimension. If specified, this will create additional lines per measure, for each item in the second dimension you select. For example, if you select By Group as the second dimension, you will see an extra set of lines for each group. We recommend using the second dimension option only with a small number of measures (ideally just one measure) to avoid too many lines. Your reports are clearer if you keep them simple.

Measures

On the Measures menu, you’ll choose how you’d like to rank what you chose in the Organized menu. You can choose multiple measures for the same Line Report, but we don’t recommending choosing more than 4 to keep your chart clear.

For example, if you choose By Month in the Organized menu and you chose Interaction Count as a measure, the X axis will show the month month and the y axis will show the number of interactions each month:line13.png

To add a measure to the Line, choose a measure from the Select a Measure menu and click the Add Measure button next to the menu. You’ll see the measure added to the Line, and the measure will be added to the Measures section. To deselect a measure, click the X next to the Measure in the Measures section.

Chart Type

Chart Type determines if the line chart will shade in the area under each line.

  • The Line option will not show any shading under the line
  • The Area option will shade under each line with the same color as the line.
The Area Chart Type is especially useful when you have a pair of related measures where one shows progress towards or a part of another. For example, this Line Report shows a count of times a video was watched at different amounts up until 100%:line14.png

Charts

Charts determines if the report viewer will view all measures on the same line chart or separate measures on different line charts within the Line Report. No matter which option you choose, a single chart is always used on the dashboard view. 

  • Single Chart displays all measures on a single line chart.
  • Charts by measure separates measures onto different line charts within the Line Report.

Gaps

Gaps determines how the report will handle gaps in the data. For example, if a report is organized by day and there was no activity on a certain day, this option determines whether the Line Report  will connect the points either side of the gap, leave a blank space, or fill in the gap with zero values.

  • Connect will draw a line between two points with data if there are gaps between them.
  • Don't connect will not connect two data points with data gaps between them. 
  • Fill with zeroes will assume all data gaps should be represented by zeroes on the chart and fill the gaps by making the line go to zero in every instance where there are gaps in the data. Filling with zeros is normally the most appropriate for data based on counts since no data is effectively a count of zero. 

Advanced Configuration

 Advanced configuration is designed to be used by expert users who understand JSON and the properties of xAPI statements.

Certain settings are unique to the Line Report and only configurable in Advanced Configuration. Check out our Advanced Configuration guide for more information.

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