With Wax LRS Experience Paths, we can track the exact route that each user/agent takes when navigating through a Course. This report is considered a Standard Report and comes with all Wax LRS plans.

The Details:

This report will automatically become available to you on the activity view for any content that is created by several popular authoring tools (any activity provider or content that sends xAPI statement data with parent activities - so for example, if "Quiz 1" was the child activity of a "Sales Course" parent - the Experience Path would show up for the parent activity). This report is most useful when there’s sufficient branching and options for people to take, like a simulation or practice activity where they have to make choices.

As participants engage in learning experiences, we capture their activity and illustrate the natural flow through the content (how they are progressing and reversing through the content). This visualization shows paths for backtracking on the LEFT side of the visual, and progress on the RIGHT.

Here are some basic functions of the report to help you find the data you are looking for:

1. To view the path of one specific person, hover over their name in the right pane - all other paths will be grayed out.

2. The squares in the middle represent each step that people could take and it's automatically organized from top to bottom to show the most travelled path. Whether it's optional content, a slide, quiz question, embedded resources, or external resources - it will show all of that activity. Clicking on a step will show you all the paths people have taken inclusive of that step and the most recent (up to 10) agents that have completed it on the right.

3. By hovering over a learning path, you can see how many people are progressing between the steps in the experience. You can also click on a path to show you all the paths people have taken inclusive of that path. 

4. You can alt-click (option-click on Mac) on a step or path line to only show the paths people take exclusively (not including that path or step).

Here is a quick use case example - in the screenshot below, you can see everyone that correctly answered a knowledge check have been removed (by alt-clicking on the step), leaving only those that answered incorrectly. We can then use this information to track where they moved after failing the test:

Here are some questions Experience Paths can help you answer: What steps or resources did these people tend to miss in their experience? Where did they go afterwards in order to get the necessary information? Who are the people who have taken a specific path? Where was there sufficient backtracking and skipping? Why and when are people accessing optional resources to help them progress through the content?

Additional Notes:

1. If your activity falls in a linear path where people mostly traverse your content the same way, there wouldn't be much variation to report since all paths would be very similar. This visualization is designed for content that allows the user to move around a little more freely and make their own decisions to move about, so you can get deeper insights into how people are using your content, where they are being blocked, where there's confusion, and more. 

The more choices people have, the more access they have to resources and choices, then the more we can see how they experience things.

2. Best Practice: Use descriptive labels and description for all activities (like your slides and course titles). You will want to label your actions very specifically - otherwise you'll see things like, "Complete Quiz 1" or "Viewed Slide 6". You should label any action descriptively enough to understand the experience of that step without having to look up what the activity was elsewhere.

Please check out our blog post on this HERE for more information and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!