177 VOTE
Status Reviewed
Categories Reporting
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 12, 2021

Report on Multiple Courses in a Single Report

The ability to display multiple courses in reports such as the Course Activity Report would enable the following:
-Reduce the number of reports which need to be created and stitched together
-Quickly validate the status for multiple courses in a single report
-Reduce overall administrative overhead

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  • Admin
    Pamela Easterbrook
    Oct 20, 2021

    Hi Jolie,
    Yes, you can try out the platform but not for 60-90 days. Your CSM or Account Manager can get you connected with a Trial account which you can use for I think 2 weeks to test the product.

  • Heather Jones
    Oct 20, 2021

    I agree this option would be very valuable. Absorb Analyze is impressive however it's expensive and time consuming to learn.

  • Jolie D
    Oct 20, 2021

    Is there a free trial of Absorb Analyze that we can use for 60 -90 days to see if this does actually do what we want it to do before investing in the add on? We had been under the impression that what we ordered would have that option too.

    Jolie Daugherty


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    Pamela Easterbrook
    Oct 18, 2021

    Thank you to those of you that attended a recent empathy session with Paul on this, we do understand this is a highly requested feature.

    As Robert noted above, the current production infrastructure is not set up to facilitate this ask. There is a lot of work to be done to see how we can meet this need but it is not a one month turnaround, and it might even be a ¬6 month turnaround.

    The Reporting team is going to take a look at this next year to see what can be done for the reports on the Summary Reports tab of the LMS. For some of you that don't want to wait for this to be architecturally worked through and implemented, we do have the ability for you to self-serve this data via our Analyze feature. I believe this was mentioned in the empathy session, but Analyze (a paid add-on) is Absorbs new Self Serve Business Intelligence (SSBI) product that can be used for Advanced Reporting and Ad-Hoc queries.

    The Analyze product also offers more than this just multiple courses, multiple curriculum, multiple lessons on a report though, it lets you visualize your data and build dashboards relevant to your organization. It let's you do trend analysis and data forecasting, set up data alerts, and so much more.

    This might be a little more than some of you need though, and for those of you that don't need all the additional features it offers and/or don't want to purchase an add-on, then I can confirm that we will take a look at this next year as an base LMS improvement, but we do not know what the solution will be as of yet. We may run an additional empathy session closer to the time, to make sure we are meeting all client needs, so we will follow up then if we do.

    Thank you as always for your time and input.

  • Kari Underly
    Oct 1, 2021


  • Guest
    Sep 23, 2021

    @kendrick but you are limited by the amount of columns so you max out the benefit of this report very quickly.

  • Stephanie Maynard
    Sep 23, 2021

    I agree with so many on this thread- this is a much missed, and much needed function that we lost with the migration from Torch. There are definitely some workarounds, but I feel this should be a function fully supported and vetted by Absorb. Can't wait to see if our dreams come true!!

  • Admin
    Robert Szustakowski
    Sep 22, 2021

    Hello Everyone,

    Historically the nature of our infrastructure limited our ability to implement this functionality in our base reports, however as we continue to grow, we are exploring new technologies and will aim to investigate the viability of this function when investigating changes to the infrastructure powering our base reports. We will post a follow up once we know more.

  • Kendrick Schut
    Sep 16, 2021

    If you use a Learner Progress report, you have the option to filter by more than one course. I use this frequently as a workaround and it seems to do the trick for me. If you need to know if Learners have completed all the courses you're filtering by, you can look at the column called "Progress of Enrolled"

  • Olli-Pekka Haataja
    Sep 16, 2021

    I absolutely agree about this suggestion!

  • Kendall Brady
    Sep 15, 2021

    I completely agree with this suggestion. I would vote for this a hundred times if I could.

  • Rebecca Smith
    Sep 15, 2021

    If Absorb were to add/update anything, this would be our #1 priority! We had this in Torch and is still something we wish we could have. This should be a standard report.

  • Suzan Haizlip
    Sep 15, 2021

    This was an issue when we were first migrated from Torch to Absorb. The need for a many to many report should be standard.

  • Guest
    Sep 15, 2021

    I'd like to vote for this multiple times... crazy it's not available

  • Peter Heath
    Sep 15, 2021

    Oh yes, please do this!

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