Nov 21, 2016
Can Google Analytics be integrated into Rise?
Lisa - I am updating a tutorial now, which I will see if I can get permission to share.
+1 to Pete's and Akshay's thoughts about some Rise-native support for page-level GA tracking.
Pete - no, I've only used it in Storyline, which was why I was originally asking how we can do this in Rise.
Thanks Chet! Let's hope they support us with this!
Weird...I posted a reply once, but it's not showing, neither are the comments I am getting emailed about.
I have not gotten this to work in Rise, which is why I joined this thread to begin with. I thought I saw that there was an update to Rise that allowed us to utilize Storyline triggers, but haven't been able to find that. I use Storyline much more than Rise.
I see your responses here in this discussion - were you perhaps posting somewhere else, or with another Articulate ID?
We do have a Storyline block in Rise, perhaps that's what you're thinking of with triggers? Check it out here!
This is the link to Google Analytics event tracking. I've created my own tutorial that includes troubleshooting; however, I am not sure my company will let me post it. If I get permission, I will upload it right away.
Thanks Lisa for clarifying - and would love to see what you've done so far in this realm! I know a few folks have looked for similar as it's not yet a set up of Rise.
don't think this is going to work in rise!
Hello Lisa - is there any chance you would be open to a discussion with me about how to apply google analytics to rise/storyline? I promise to keep the discussion quick! My workl email is email@example.com
Please let me know if you get a response
I haven't gotten the chance to ask if I could simply share my tutorial document yet, but can at least try pasting some code here.
Required Code in Head Section for Tracking Google AnalyticsFrom Windows Explorer, right click on the published story.html file and select Open With DreamWeaver (or whatever HTML editor you use)
For the event codes to connect to Google Analytics and show, you must add the following code in the head section after the </title> tag:
Add a few lines after the </title> tag before pasting the following text exactly as it is here, other than replacing YOUR GA UUID HERE with your own Google Analytics unique identifier.
Via Storyline Triggers:
Click the Script input box to bring up an entry box to enter the code below.
_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'Example_Module', 'downloaded', 'course-button-xxx']);
'Example_Module' = the name of the module you are tracking events in
Note: this should be a unique name of each module you are tracking. If you have several in a series that have the same module name, you would want to add a 1, 2, 3 after each module name to differentiate between modules you are tracking.
'downloaded' – This refers to the type of event you are tracking. This could be downloaded, clicked, viewed, resource, etc. The example in this tutorial is for downloading a course. You would adjust it accordingly to your needs by way of something that makes sense to the event you are tracking, as this is how it will show in Google Analytics when you look for the reports.
xxx in 'course-button-xxx' = the name of the module they are downloading, to learn more
Below is an example from a test module to track a module called 'ga-test-course', with a button to track downloads 'downloaded', for a content called 'CIG-button'
_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'ga-test-course', 'downloaded', 'CIG-button']);
Hopefully this at least helps you get started. I will ask my manager about permission to publish my document here that also has screenshots.
Note: If you insert a Storyline file into Rise that contains Google Analytics for tracking events, you can also obtain Google Analytics via Rise. In this case, you would add the main code to the HEAD section of the RISE project, like you would with the Storyline files. Note, the analytics will show the general analytics (country, device type, new vs returning users) for the entire Rise project and the event details for the Storyline block only.
Google Analytics is a very powerful tool used to measure user statistics. You can even take an exam on Google Analytics to get certified. Here are a few things you can do:
· Accounts & Profiles
· Interface Navigation
· Tracking Code
· Interpreting Reports
· Traffic Sources
· Campaign Tracking & AdWords Integration
· Advanced Segments
· Regular Expressions
· E-Commerce Tracking
· Domains & Subdomains
· Custom Reports
· Motion Charts
· Internal Site Search
· Event Tracking & Virtual Page views
@Lisa Whalen - Thanks so much for sharing! Do you know if it's possible to take your tutorial and apply it to Rise courses wrapped in Scorm 1.2 as well?
Yes and no. You can apply general Google Analytics to the main html files from Rise outputs, regardless of Scorm 1.2 or web page, etc. However, you cannot do event tracking in Rise yet (hoping they add a way to do this in a future release). Therefore, you can only get general analytics like location, device, page views, etc.
If you have a Storyline block in Rise that does have triggers in it for event tracking, then that is how you can get event tracking through Rise, but ONLY for that Storyline block. (See the Note in my previous post for combining Rise and Storyline blocks for event tracking.)
Thanks for that. The main thing we're looking for right now is page views, device, and duration spent on the page. It sounds like what you proposed would be a good fit for our needs right now.
My company's use case is more tied to product and training sales. We want people to learn for sure, but we give a lot of free education as a hook, so we need to track conversions and see what's effective for keeping eyes on screens :)
For event tracking that involves external links, we're using bit.ly + Pardot + Salesforce. This lets us track conversions whenever we have a need to.
Hi David and the Articulate community,
Was wondering if anyone has tried out the method that you suggested above and had any success?
Would adding the Google Analytics code be useful if I am exporting the Rise course as a web output.
If I just want to track completion of the course, do I need to do anything else?
Is anyone using Google Analytics for tracking users in Rise? Any input would be helpful.
Thanks in advance!!
Yes, you can use Google Analytics (GA) in a web version of an export as well. GA is actaully for the web, so that would work just fine.
What is it that you are trying to track for users? I use Google Analytics (GA) quite creatively for tracking things that users do. However, keep in mind, that GA does NOT track user names, so you would need to obtain that from your LMS.
Thanks, can you detail how that might work? Export as? Options to view user completion - etc?
Tracking via my LMS and GA, I export as LMS - SCORM 2004 - Edition - 4th Edition. I also add the GA code to the header of the story.html file, as well as the other 3 in that main folder to activate the GA portion, which tells the browser to send that data to your GA account. You can also publish for TinCan (which is really xAPI) if you have an LRS, you can track users and activity that way as well, or instead, depending on your coding expertise and comfort.