Wikimedia Conference 2018/Program/36

36. Training Modules, Program Monitoring, and Data Collection with P & E Dashboard


Sage Ross (Wiki Education Foundation)

Length (min)


Audience / Target group

Current and prospective users of those who run programs for new editors

Session Format

Training workshop


A walkthrough of what you can do with

  • How to set up a campaign, create a program, and track editing activity
  • Features for different types of programs and different kinds of edit tracking
  • How to create, edit, translate, and assign training modules
  • How to download stats
Desired Outcome

Participants will have a broad understanding of what the dashboard can do, and how to get started using it for their own programs.


Programs & Events Dashboard is a tool for tracking on-wiki activities of events/courses. It can be used for:

  1. Tracking events after they happen
    For this you can create a program in Dashboard, add usernames and wait till the data is updated for the group of users.
  2. Running edit-a-thons
    You give participants a link to join the course; in the Dashboard you can now track such alert as deletion requests of the participants' articles.
  3. Having Education program courses
    You can arrange a timeline for the course, add training modules and tests for students to complete, assign articles.

Tool also allows to combine several programs into one campaign and see metrics for both separate program and general campaign, as well as download qualitative data.