- User Types
- Any user with access to Explore (Global Admins, Area Admins, and some Users) can edit a Bar report. All users can view a Bar report.
- Available on paid plans (Analyst, CLO, and Enterprise).
- Anybody (both beginners and experts) can use this feature.
What is a Bar Report?
The Bar Report displays learner performance with a bar chart. It displays horizontal or vertical bars based on measure values. You can use multiple measures on the same chart or set up a series of charts that measure anything from score to KPI measurements.
Use Explore to create new Bar reports and to configure existing Bar reports.
Beyond the typical Explore filters and options, the Bar report provides options that are unique to the Bar report.
Select Bar from the report selection menu and then click Bar in the filter menu:
In the Bar filter, you’ll use the different menu items to customize your report.
On the Organized menu, you’ll choose what you’d like to rank on the Bar report. Choose an option from the Organized menu and the Bar report will organize data by what you’ve chosen.
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 Bar report.
To add a measure to the Bar report, 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 Bar report, 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.
Related: What are Measures?
The Orientation menu is used to configure if bars should be oriented horizontally or vertically. Generally, reports with a small number of items and multiple unstacked measures work well with a vertical orientation, and reports with a large number of items and one or two measures (or stacked measures) work well with a horizontal orientation. Orientation can also be a useful way to create variety on your dashboard if you have a lot of bar reports.
The Charts menu controls whether multiple measures will be shown side by side on a single chart, or as separate cards. This only affects detail view and the card view will always show measures on a single chart.
Select Single chart when you want to compare the values of measures for each item. Select Charts by measure when you want to look at each measure on its own.
The Stacking menu determines if bars will be show side by side (Not Stacked) or stacked on top of one another. Stacked charts can either show the actual values, or stacked bars as a percentage for each item (a bit like a rectangular pie). Stacking cannot be used in conjunction with Charts by measure in detail view, since the bars need to be on the same chart to stack!
Use Stacked bars when you want to compare total values of a number of measures across items. For example, total time to complete learner content and total time to complete the assessment would add up to show total time in a course. Use Stacked Percent bars when you want to compare the the differences in measure values for each item and are less concerned with comparing the overall total. For example, comparing relative self-survey competency scores of a team where the difference in score between competencies is more important than the actual score recorded.
Default Sort Menu
The default sort menu determines the order bars will be sorted by default, before the report viewer selects a different sort. You can sort either by the dimension, or by one of the measures. Sorting Ascending means that lower numbers or letters near the start of the alphabet will be listed first. Sorting Descending means that higher numbers or letters nearer the end of the alphabet will be listed first. Items are listed from the top or left of the chart depending on the orientation.
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 Bar report and only configurable in Advanced Configuration. Check out our Advanced Configuration guide for more information.