Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Requesting and Interpreting a Standard Learning Locker Export from Storyline

Note: This document describes a learning analytics approach to help support student success. Students are unique individuals and are more complex than their data - be sure to consider them holistically. Please review UW-Madison Learning Analytics Guiding Principles before continuing in this document.

This document outlines some specific issues with Storyline data in reports from Learning Locker and how you can get assistance to get more readable reports.

It can be difficult to interpret Storyline Learning Locker reports, because the reports are not written in human-readable language. Therefore, the process of creating cleaned (i.e., more easily interpreted) reports of student activity data must be completed manually. If you would like assistance with data exports from Learning Locker:

  1. Request a consultation with Learn@UW-Madison staff by contacting the DoIT Help Desk. Please indicate that you would like assistance interpreting a data report for a Storyline module. Please also include a link to your Canvas course, the module you want data for, any specific data you need, and when you need the data by. Data requests are processed within 2 business days.
  2. A Learn@UW-Madison team member will either send you questions for additional definition of your data requirements, or they will send a CSV file with the requested data. 

Information Available in a Standard Learning Locker Export

Field (column in CSV export)

Example value

How to interpret


This is the email address (if available, otherwise it will be unique, long string of characters for anonymous users) of the student. During cleaning the ‘mailto:’ prefix is removed.



This is the xAPI verb from this particular statement (row). Other examples of common verbs are “Failed,” “Completed,” or “Answered,”

Scaled Score


This is the scaled score the student received for the module out of 1. Values here are decimals (e.g. 0.60 is 60%).


This is the value which is sent from Learning Locker to Canvas, and is multiplied against the point value assigned to the canvas assignment to create the grade value.



This value represents the choice a student selected in a multiple choice question. This value is compared against the value in the Answer Bank field to see the answer text during cleaning (i.e. after cleaning this field would say ‘1971’).

If the question is a free response, the text the student entered will be here instead.

Answer Bank


This value contains the key, value pairs representing the different choices in a multiple choice question. During cleaning, the value in the Response field (row above) is compared to the values in this field to display the answer selected by the student.



When the statement was emitted from the module. This value is expressed in ISO 8601 time. During cleaning, this value is broken up into two fields: Date and Time.

For this example, the value would be broken up into 9/10/2018, and 16:15:34 (i.e. September 10th, 2018 at 4:15pm)

Object, Question, or Slide

When was the University of Wisconsin System merged with the Wisconsin State Universities system?

This is the title of the particular Storyline slide or question which this statement pertains to.



This value indicates the amount of time the student spend within the activity (~1 minute and 18 seconds in this case).

During cleaning the “PT” prefix and “S” suffix are removed, and the value is converted to seconds only (i.e. 77.793 seconds)

Raw Score


This is the raw score the student received for the module. This value is not passed back to Canvas

Max Score


This is the maximum number of points the student could have received for the module. This value is not passed back to Canvas

Correct Answer


This value reflects the correct answer choice for a multiple choice question. During cleaning, It is compared against the Answer Bank and would display the text of the answer (i.e. “1971”)

For additional information on learning analytics at UW-Madison, please visit the learning analytics guide, What are the pedagogical uses of learning analytics?

Keywords:content,authoring,pilot,grassblade,xapi,learning,record,store,lrs,statement,locker,analytics ACAR   Doc ID:79906
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2018-02-06 10:40 CDTUpdated:2020-09-21 14:55 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison, Learning Analytics
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