Courses analytics


What you will learn

  1. Introduction to courses analytics
  2. What you can do with courses analytics
  3. Overview of courses analytics
  4. Courses analytics report download
  5. Common questions
  6. Next steps

1. Introduction to courses analytics

Courses analytics helps give you an in-depth view into the courses your team has taken. Along with a more high-level view, you also get a glimpse into individualized usage for each active member of your team. Through usage data and completion rates, you can spot where your team has engaged with content and if particular courses are being utilized more than others.   

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2. What you can do with courses analytics

Courses analytics were designed to give you a snapshot of your team members' course usage. These snapshots can help:

  • Track completion percentages within a given course
  • View the progress of individual learners within your team
  • Understand how your team is engaging with courses
  • Highlight durations and unique user data for a particular course

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3. Overview of courses analytics

To get started, log in to your Pluralsight account and click on Analytics using the left pane navigation. Next, click on Courses from the top center panel. Alternatively, this report is accessible from your main dashboard landing page under Popular Courses.

Important: Courses analytics reports are in real-time. However, It may take just a few seconds for the data to update.

For courses analytics there are two views. The default view is the all courses dashboard. When you click into a particular course, you will see the course page dashboard

All courses dashboard


A: This area of the dashboard gives you an overview of course usage. Here, you'll find both the amount of users on your team with usage and the unique courses viewed. The snapshot to the right helps you identify the most popular courses on your team. Popularity is determined by total view time. 

B: This view will give you some more insight into a particular course. For Java Fundamentals, we can see the total Course Duration, Unique Users, total View Time, and Average Completion %. Taking the data in the "Overview" section, this area will give you a better glimpse and breakdown into course usage. 

C: Report downloads for courses can be customized by date range (last 30 days, 90 days, 12 months, all-time) and by user or custom team. By default, the report download pulls data from the last 30 days and for all users. We recommend creating a cadence for pulling reports (monthly, quarterly, etc) so you can more easily track and manage your teams engagement and progress. The download report toggle is customizable. For ease of use, you can pull a report for any analytics set listed.


Course page dashboard

A: The overview area gives you a detailed analysis of usage for a course. The more valuable data involves the average view time/user and the average completion percentage. With these two data points, you can spot trends and track improvements within your team. 

B: The course usage section gives you a granular level detail of your team's learning. If you hover over a particular point on the graph, you can view the time spent on that day with the course. This is a valuable tool to help you see learning behaviors within a given time frame. 

Tip: You can always filter this data by changing the timeframe toggle above from 30 days to 90 days, 12 months, or all-time.

C: The individual view is a great way to find strengths within your team. You can filter by completion percentages and potentially build internal pairing sessions between those who have 100% completed the course and those that haven't. To take it another step further, say you have a big project coming down the pipeline, you can use this data to pair team members together, learn from, and skill up on a given course to help the results of the projects.

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4. Courses analytics report download

When you pull a report for courses you'll be downloading a zip file containing two CSVs: the courses summary report and the courses detail report

Both report downloads give a breakdown of specific team members course usage. The most significant difference in reports is found in the CourseId and CourseName columns. The differences are the detail report aggregates view time on courses with a row per day and the summary report aggregates view time by course with a row per course. 

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5. Common questions

Question: Can I see courses someone took before they were added to my plan?

If a user had an individual subscription with course history and was added to your team, that progress will not show on this analytics report. Additionally, any removed user will not show on this report.

Question: How long does it take for my team's course info to show? Is it in real-time?

Good question. Courses analytics is in real time! Typically, it can take a just a few seconds to update.

Question: What is the difference between the courses summary report download and the courses detail report download?

The differences between the courses summary and courses detail reports are the course detail aggregates view time on courses with a row per day and the summary report aggregates view time by course with a row per course.

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6. Next steps

Now that you've learned about our courses analytics, feel free to jump in and learn more with our other Getting Started analytics articles.

Get started with basic analytics

Get started with advanced analytics (Enterprise only)

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Courses analytics

Usage analytics

Subjects analytics

Basic skills analytics

Basic channels analytics

Advanced skills analytics

Advanced channels analytics

Mentoring analytics


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