Plan admin: Evaluate with analytics

Business analytics allows you to evaluate the technology skills of your organization’s teams, align learning to key business objectives, measure how your learners use Pluralsight, examine trends in skill development, and quantify the impact of our platform. The plan administrator dashboard is a great place to start learning more about how your organization is using Pluralsight. To get an even deeper look into analytics, visit the analytics dashboard

Check out these 3 analytics guides to get started:

  • Skills analytics can be used to view quantified skill levels for learners across your entire organization, so you can identify top performers and help others close the gap.
  • Users analytics shows a comprehensive listing of all learners and the time they have spent learning on Pluralsight.
  • Courses analytics gives a glimpse into individualized usage for each active member of your team. Through usage data and completion rates, you can spot where your learners have engaged with content and if particular courses are being used more than others.

Common questions about business analytics:

How current is analytics data?

Most analytics and reports are updated in real time, as shown in the chart below. Analytics is the visual interface you can see on Pluralsight in your browser. The report is the CSV file download you can open in a spreadsheet program on your computer. 

You can refresh your browser to get the most up-to-date analytics data. 

Note: Users analytics shows learners' data from when they were on other teams in the selected date range. See the article Will I see learner data in analytics when they aren’t on my group plan? for more information.



Analytics 
(in-browser visual interface)

Report 
(CSV download)

Users: all

real-time

real-time

Users: specific user

real-time

real-time

Courses: all

real-time

real-time

Courses: specific course

real-time

real-time

Usage

real-time

real-time

Subjects: all

real-time

real-time

Subjects: specific users and courses

real-time

real-time

Skills: all

up to 1 hour delay

real-time

Advanced Skills: topic and users

up to 1 hour delay

real-time

Channels: all

real-time

real-time

Advanced channels: specific channel members and completion

real-time

real-time

Roles: all

up to 15 minute delay

up to 15 minute delay

Roles: specific role skills and users

up to 15 minute delay

up to 15 minute delay

What is the difference between course completion and view time?

A discrepancy between course completion and usage statistics (view time) may happen in any of these scenarios:

  • A learner clicked through the course timeline instead of watching videos. This behavior would result in a course completion percentage that looks like the learner has fully completed the course in Courses analytics, but the view time would actually be very small.
  • A learner watched the course at 2x speed, which would look like about half the view time of the total course time.
  • A learner watched part of the course on another group plan, then completed it on the current plan.

Will I see learner data in analytics when they aren’t on my group plan?

Plan admins and team managers can see learner data in analytics while the learner is on the group plan. 

Some analytics also show learner data from before the learner joined the plan, or even after the learner leaves the plan.

Learner data available from 
before the learner was added to plan

Learner data available 
after the learner leaves the plan

Skill assessments
Users
ChannelsUsage


After the learner leaves the plan, you will still see their data in User and Usage analytics. Analytics will show their name and a (deleted) indicator. However, this data won’t continue to update if the learner continues learning on another group plan or an individual subscription.

Learn more about what learner data and history a team manager can view.

What can a team manager see in analytics, compared to a plan admin?

A team manager can see their team’s data

Plan administrators see analytics data on all learners and teams on the group plan. Also, plan admins can filter learners by teams, using the drop-down menu in the top right of any analytics except Channels and Roles.

Team managers only see analytics data on the learners in the teams they manage. Additionally, roles analytics is for Enterprise plan admins only.

Note: In channels analytics, team managers can see their team learners’ progress in any channel visible to your team or company. This is true even if a different learner, who isn’t on the team, created the channel. 

A team manager may be both a team manager and a plan administrator. In this case, they can see all learner data in analytics. Click here to discover how to set and change plan admins and team managers for your group plan.

Team managers can have team managers, too

Teams can stack. If you are a team manager, someone else can be your team manager, and that person can view your learning progress. However, your team manager cannot see the learner data from your team.

Team managers can see some data from before a learner joins their team

A team manager can see learner data from before the learner was added to the team in Users, Courses, Subjects, Skills, and Channels analytics. 

Tip: When you add a learner to your team, their data in usage analytics shows up instantly. This is because usage analytics is updated in real time. For more information, please see our article How current is analytics data?

When a learner leaves a team, the team manager won’t see their data in analytics.

How do I automate reporting with the Reports API?

Plan admins on Enterprise group plans have access to our Reports API. 

To access the Reports API:

  1. Log into your Pluralsight account
  2. Click the Account link in the left pane navigation menu
  3. Click the Integrations tab
  4. In the Reports API section, click the View documentation link.

The API documentation gives you a full description of the fields included in our reporting API. 

If you need more reporting customization, please contact your sales rep to see how our Professional Services team can help.

If you need help, please email support@pluralsight.com for 24/7 assistance.