Chapter 4: Understand learners' growth with analytics

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Chapter 4: Understand learners' growth with analytics

Pluralsight Skills analytics helps you make sense of the numbers. By knowing what your learners are doing or not doing in the platform, you will be able to identify strengths or gaps in learning. You can spot trends of usage, favorite types of content, and popular skill assessments. We'll help you prove the impact that Pluralsight Skills has had on your team.

Whatever metrics you’re interested in reporting on, you can be confident that you're getting the whole picture. Analytics in Pluralsight Skills are updated in real-time, ensuring that you’re seeing the most up to date information possible. You can use the Pluralsight Skills platform to view analytics -- or, downloading CSV reports for added reporting flexibility. For example, you could import a CSV to your organization's BI tool. 

What you need to know about analytics first

What is analytics?

Pluralsight's business analytics allow you to see how your learners are progressing toward role mastery, skill growth, channel completion, course completion, subjects concentration, and overall view time.

Plan administrators can use analytics, and team managers can also see a limited view, depending on their permissions.

Using analytics as an executive

As an executive, you can use the plan administrator dashboard to learn how your organization is using Pluralsight Skills in 30 seconds or less, allowing you to get the big picture in a short amount of time. 

You can examine each set of analytics on the dashboard to determine tech skill development, and help you quantify the impact Pluralsight Skills is having on your business objectives. Quickly see your learners’ Skill IQ levels and most-watched subjects and content, which channels are getting the most views, and keep track of your license count. 

Using analytics as a plan admin or team manager

As a plan admin or team manager in Pluralsight, you have the potential for making a huge impact on your learners' tech skill development. By looking at your own team's analytics, you can discover how your team learns best. 

You can foster skill development by curating channels with content that has already been statistically-proven to help other teammates' tech skills improve. Collaborate with top users to identify which courses were most useful in helping them increase their skill ratings. 

Additionally, review channels activity on your dashboard to see which collections are most engaging to learners. Do shorter channels hold learners' interest more? Or are comprehensive channels more appealing to your team?

To get an even deeper look into analytics, visit the analytics dashboard.

The one thing you should do to get started

 The first thing you should look at in analytics, as soon as you get data

How to uncover more from analytics and guide development

Learn to master Pluralsight Skills analytics

 Pluralsight Skills analytics frequently asked questions
 How to use each analytics tab and report download

Combine what you're learning from analytics with engagement steps to guide your team's development 

 How to create power learners
 How to solve your skills gaps (infographic)

Sharing value outside of the platform

Being able to align your business initiatives to specific learning goals can have an enormous impact on your team’s success. By using features like channels and Role IQ, you can directly link learning to the goals that are most important to your company, so everyone can see how their learning progress is driving toward bigger goals.

  Email template: Share that you're delivering on business outcomes

Team members need to feel excited about using Pluralsight Skills to stay engaged and committed to their goals. By regularly sharing successes around learning benchmarks and skills progress, you can keep your leaders and learners motivated.

 Email template: Share learning success stories

Being able to articulate how your team is improving their skill sets and productivity is an important part of understanding the impact Pluralsight Skills has on your company. Learn how to measure your ROI by using data from the Analytics dashboard, and see how to gauge progress toward your learning initiatives.

 Email template: Pluralsight Skills pays back - the ROI of learning

Next steps

Now you know who your top learners are, and what skills and channels are being used across your team. Now let's explore some ideas to encourage learners to get into Pluralsight Skills and keep developing their skills.  

Continue on to Chapter 5: Encourage learning for the answers!

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