Page Analytics Gadget


Authority Level: All user levels by default; administrators may restrict access to the gadget and to each data group within the gadget through access settings.

With the Page Analytics Gadget, Google Analytics data is viewable within OU Campus in the Gadgets sidebar. The data available is view and page specific.

Page Analytics Sidebar Gadget

The Page Analytics Gadget includes the following features and functionality:

  • Choice of views using drop-down selector
  • Preconfigured date range selections (e.g., Last 7 Days, Today, and Last 30 Days)
  • Custom date range option with calendar pickers
  • Linked list of metrics; click name of metric item to display a modal with an expanded view of the metric
  • Expand icon to display the thumbnails in a modal

The thumbnail and expanded views include view chooser, date range selectors, scrollable data groups with metrics/dimensions, and data points. Each data group's display is similar to the Site Analytics Gadget for the Dashboard but in a modal window; the data shown in each modal is specific to the page that the user is on.

The Page Analytics Gadget is also where users can track data regarding the social media posts sent to Facebook and Twitter upon publish of a particular page. For more information regarding this feature, visit the Social Media Analytics page.

Page Analytics Gadget (Expanded View)

Page Analytics Expanded View

The following metrics are available for the Page Analytics Gadget:

  • Visitors
  • New Visitors
  • Pageviews
  • Unique Pageviews
  • Entrances: The Entrances metric also does not have a chart, so no modal is displayed. For more information: Differences between Entrances and Sessions
  • Exit Rate
  • Average Time on Page
  • Average Load Time: Provides the average of all of the measured page load times collected over the specified period. There is no chart available for this metric.

With the exception of Entrances and Average Load Time, each data group will expand into a graphical view of the data when clicked on. 

Page Analytics Data Group (Expanded View)

Page Analytics Data Group View

For more explanation regarding each of these data groups, see the Analytics Data Groups page.

Configuring Google Analytics Views

Level 10 Administrators can change which Google Analytics views are visible in the gadget and who can view them by navigating to Setup > Google Analytics and either adding another view or editing a current view and modifying the Available to drop-down menu.

For more information, please visit the Google Analytics Views page.

Choose a Google Analytics View

Using the Gadget

In the Page Analytics gadget itself, users can use the date range selectors to view data over a predefined or custom-defined amount of time.

Select a Date Range in Page Analytics

Clicking the Home icon will bring the user back from an expanded data group back to the overview, which shows thumbnails for all available data groups. The Home button will be visible in the overview, but it will not be clickable.

Home Button in Expanded Data Group

When viewing a thumbnail of a data group, hover over and click the expand icon to show the expanded view.

Click to Expand Data Group

Hovering over a data point on a line graph, chart, map, or bar chart/list will show more details.

Hover over a Data Point

When browsing through expanded data groups or in the thumbnail view, navigation arrows and buttons are available to help the user navigate to different data groups.

Navigation Arrows and Buttons in a Data Group