ClassReporter Reports

These instructions will guide you through the steps to create your own report of Google Classroom usage, just like this one:

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If you haven’t already got your spreadsheet of data, start by using the ClassReporter add-on for Google Sheets.

Step 1

Go to datastudio.google.com and click on Data Sources. You’re going to create a total of 5 data sources which are outlined below:

  1. Work (Sheets Connector)
  2. Teachers (Sheets Connector)
  3. Students (Sheets Connector)
  4. Student Connector (ClassReporter Connector)
  5. Extracted Student Data (Extract Data Connector)

Sources 3, 4, and 5 are only necessary if you have included students in your data within the ClassReporter add-on.

Data Source 1: Work

  • Create a new data source
  • Choose Google Sheets
  • Select the Google Sheets document where you used the ClassReporter add-on
  • Select the worksheet named Work
  • Click CONNECT
  • Click the logo to head back to Data Studio Data Sources

Data Source 2: Teachers

Repeat the steps for Data Source 1, but select the Teachers worksheet

Data Source 3: Students

Repeat the steps for Data Source 1, but select the Students worksheet

Data Source 4: Student Connector

  • Copy the document ID of the Google Sheets document where you used ClassReporter (long string of characters in the spreadsheet URL)
  • Click this button to create a data source using the ClassReporter Connector:
    ClassReporter Connector
  • Paste the document ID in the Spreadsheet ID field
  • Click the name “Untitled Data Source” (top left) to rename the data source as “Student Connector“. The name is not important, you just need to be able to identify it.
  • Click CONNECT
  • Click EXPLORE to test the data source. You should see a list of Submission IDs. Close the tab or go back to Data Studio > Data Sources. You can discard the report if asked.
  • Data studio will sometimes create two data sources from this connector. You are welcome to remove one of them or just leave it there.

Data Source 5: Extracted Data

This data source will be a duplicate of the Student Connector which will cache the data within Data Studio. This will make your report load much faster and avoid query limitations.

  • Create a new data source
  • Choose Extract Data
  • Rename the “Untitled Data Source” as “Extracted Student Data”
  • Select the Student Connector data source that you created. If you don’t see it in the list, refresh the page and choose the Extract Data connector again. ?
  • Drag every available field into the Dimensions area. There should be 12 in total.
  • IMPORTANT: Click the Date range and select a value from the “Last 28 days” drop-down that includes all the dates you have included with the ClassReporter add-on. Example: This year to date.
    Tip: if you want to include last year and this year, first select “Last year”, then select “Advanced” and change the End date to Today minus 1 day (instead of 1 year).
  • Enable Auto-Update (bottom right), then click SAVE AND EXTRACT

Step 2

Now you will create a copy of the template report using the data source you have just created.

Step 4

Customise the report with your own logo, name and colour scheme.

  • Click the [Organisation Name] text and change this to your organisation
  • Select the generic logo, under Image Properties, click the image file and select a file for your logo. Resize to fit if necessary.
  • If necessary, change the colour scheme by clicking Theme and layout and choosing a preconfigured theme or customising the existing colours. Table headers are set under Accent styles.

Step 5

You can now share this report with relevant people, in a similar way to sharing other Google documents.

  • Click Share
  • Type the names or email address of the members or groups you’d like to share with.
  • Alternatively, get a link to share and set the restriction level to your organisation.
  • We recommend only sharing with view access, since it’s quite easy to break things!