Usage reports will be updated in December of 2018. Some of these changes may affect your existing reports.
1.) Reports will download much faster.
Usage reports will take minutes, not hours to generate.
Specialization Reports will be available again.
Reporting for large organizations (5,000+ learners) has been improved for speed and reliability. Before this update, the calculation for Course Progress was: 0.5 * number of (lesson items) a user complete + number of (lesson items) a user completes on the current course branch. To improve Usage Report generation speed and reliability, we will be approximating the learner’s Course Progress based on different criteria.
What might be affected?
- To help reports generate faster, we’ll be using a new model to calculate Course Progress. This means there may be some discrepancies between the old Course Progress number and the new Course Progress number.
- Admins will no longer be able to manually calculate Course Progress based on the lesson items and number of lesson items completed.
2.) We are introducing new fields.
Highly demanded fields have been added to reporting, including Grade and Completion Time. Course Grade is the latest grade a user gets in a course. This grade is also shown on the grade page on the learner side.
Estimated Learning Hours are now more accurate than before. Before the update, ELH was calculated as (course progress) * (sum of estimated time of each item in the course). Now, we use user’s activity to estimate their learning time on Coursera. For each learner, the amount of time spent in a course is determined by the amount of time he/she spent in "Learning Sessions" (sequences of course progress events within one enrollment separated by no more than 60 minutes). Any activity after a user finish a course won’t be counted into this field. The new metric will reflect a learner’s true progress on Coursera while the old metric uses system default estimate time for different types of items.
Photos Verified and Profile Info Complete fields will be deleted.
To avoid duplication of names, unspecified External IDs will be shown as an empty field.
In compliance with GDPR regulations, we will anonymize name, email address, and ID information as “ANONYMIZED_” for all learners who leave or are removed from their learning programs.
What might be affected?
- Data from archived programs won’t be stored or displayed.
- Once you archive a program, you won’t be able to view progress data or member information.
- The addition of new columns and removal of old fields may affect your existing calculations.
3.) We've updated our Business APIs.
What might be affected? If you use direct API integrations, we recommend updating to the new Coursera for Business API by December 5th. We will no longer support the current API in 2019.