As an xAPI conformant LRS, Watershed can receive data from any xAPI conformant Activity Provider. Many Watershed reports are flexible and you can configure Watershed to display useful visualizations and metrics from almost any xAPI data set. To help you get the most out of your data, we’re working with a number of product vendors to ensure that the data they send is optimized to produce the best possible results in Watershed.

Lessonly is an authoring and content management system for customer service and sales teams. viewed and completed lessons, slide views, question answers, likes and searches are all tracked in Lessonly via xAPI to give you insight into exactly how your people are using that platform, their success in assessments and what they are looking for and liking.

Who can use this feature?
 User Types
Any user with access to the report builder (Global Admins, Area Admins, and some Users) can create reports looking at Lessonly data. Only Global Admins can create the key and secret required to set up the connection. 
Available on paid plans (Analyst, CLO, and Enterprise).
Anybody can use this feature.

Connecting Lessonly to Watershed

Please speak with your Lessonly Client Experience Manager to enable and configure the xAPI connection. They will need to know your Watershed endpoint, key and secret. You should create a new key and secret for use with Lessonly.

Lessonly xAPI data

Lessonly data uses the following xAPI verbs and activity types:


Verb Id


Activity type

Activity type id

cmi interaction

Statements about completed lessons include data about score, duration and success. Statements about answered questions include data about available options, the response given and success. Statements about searches include the search term searched for as the result.response.

Lessonly reports

Lessonly data can be combined with data from other data sources to create so many different types of insightful reports, we couldn't list them all. Instead, this section suggests a few interesting reports using Lessonly data on its own.

Popular search terms

Knowing what search terms are most popular tells you what people are looking for so you can ensure you provide content covering those topics. To configure a popular search terms report, use Report Builder to create a report (bar or leaderboard reports work well) organized by statement property result.response and filtered by the 'searched' verb. For best results, use Advanced Configuration to set the dimension's caseSensitive property to false.

Use a Search Count measure configured in Measure Editor like this:

Most popular lesson

Identifying the most and least popular content helps to inform decisions about what to promote and create more of, and what to retire. To configure a most popular lesson report, create a report filtered by the 'lesson' activity type and organized by activity.Use view count, completion count and like count measures configured as shown below.

View count:

Completion count:

Like count: 

Lesson overview

Watershed's Activity report provides an detailed overview of individual lessons including detailed information about question responses. To configure, simply select the Activity report type and filter by the lesson you want to look at.


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