How do I determine the last time a student visited my course in Moodle?

Moodle keeps track of each time a student clicks within a course, saving all of that information in the Moodle logs.  One of the most basic measurements of student engagement in a course is the last time a student visited the course.  Because that information is so crucial, Moodle makes it readily available when you view the Participants list for your course.  Here's how you access that information:

  1. Go to our Moodle server at
  2. Find your course in the Current Course List module on the right-hand side of the screen, and click on the link for that course.
  3. Among the blocks on the right-hand side of the page, scroll down until you see the "People" block, and click on the "Participants" link within that block:


    Participants Link

  4. Moodle will list all the people enrolled in the course (in alphabetical order by first name).  The second-to-last column in that table of information shows when each student last accessed your course:

    Student Last Access to Course

    (Please note that in the figure above, we have removed identifying information for each student.  Your display would show the students' names and email addresses.)
  5. If you want to sort the output by the "Last access to course" column, you can click on that column heading (marked by the arrow in the screen capture above).  Moodle will list the students in descending time order, starting with the student who has been away for the longest time up until the student who visited most recently.


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