Tin Can Report


Out of the box, LearnDash does not track user progress or completion of e-learning modules created with Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate, two industry-standard authoring programs. Recreating content directly in LearnDash is not always an option, and sometimes it’s necessary to leverage software like Storyline or Captivate to create highly interactive content such as branching, scenario-based case studies, simulations, or even games. Although you can create interactive learning content or activities directly in WordPress with H5P, such content/activities are also not tracked in LearnDash.

Tin Can Report is part of the Tin Canny LearnDash Reporting plugin that we developed to solve this problem. In this report, you will see  the learning records resulting from users’ interactions with Articulate Storyline/Rise, Captivate, iSpring, H5P*, or any other supported content. These records are stored in a Learning Record Store (LRS) entirely native to your WordPress site. All you need to do is publish your file using the xAPI or SCORM 1.2/2004 standard, and use the Tin Canny Uploader to add it to a lesson or topic associated with a course.

* See the full list of authoring tools supported by Tin Canny

Report Filters

Let’s take a look at the Tin Can Report view.

tin can report

The report view includes many filtering options* for you to narrow in on data you are interested to see. For example, you may want to view all the learning records related to a particular Storyline module. You may want to check all the activities that took place within a certain time period. Or you may want to find out whether or when a particular user completed the module.

Please note that to use the Module filter, you must filter by Course first. In other words, choose a course from the drop-down, run the search again, and then the Module selections will be available.

Note: Some modules send duplicate passed statements when users successfully complete quiz interactions.  Tin Canny automatically filters out any passed statements sent from the same module and user within 10 seconds of each other to reduce clutter and confusion in the reports.  The statements are still collected and stored, but the duplicates are omitted from the report.

* Group leaders will only see data of their assigned groups.

Export to CSV

For a large course, you can potentially be looking at hundreds of thousands of records. The Export to CSV button lets you download the filtered result as a CSV file so you can do further analysis in Microsoft Excel or statistical programs.