Classroom log events

Audit and investigation page: Track user activity in Classroom
The audit log page has been replaced with a new audit and investigation page. For information about this change, go to Improved audit and investigation experience: What's new in Google Workspace

Important: You must have one of the Google Workspace for Education editions, or Google Workspace for Nonprofits, to access Classroom log event data.

You can use the audit and investigation page to run searches related to Classroom log events. There you can view a record of actions to analyze user activity in Classroom, such as:  

  • Review common activities, such as who removed a student from a class or archived a class
  • Troubleshoot common user scenarios  

Open the audit & investigation page

Access Classroom log event data

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. On the left, click Reportingand thenAudit and investigationand thenClassroom log events.

Filter the data

  1. Open the log events as described above in Access Classroom log event data.
  2. Click Add a filter, and then select an attribute.
  3. In the pop-up window, select an operatorand thenselect a valueand thenclick Apply.
  4. (Optional) To create multiple filters for your search:
    1. Click Add a filter and repeat step 3.
    2. (Optional) To add a search operator, above Add a filter, select AND or OR.
  5. Click Search.

Note: Using the Filter tab, you can include simple parameter and value pairs to filter the search results. You can also use the Condition builder tab, where the filters are represented as conditions with AND/OR operators.

Attribute descriptions

For this data source, you can use the following attributes when searching log event data:

Attribute Description
Actor Email address of the user who performed the action—for example, the user who created the class, or the user who published an announcement
Actor group name

Group name of the actor. For more information, go to Filtering results by Google Group.

To add a group to your filtering groups allowlist:

  1. Select Actor group name.
  2. Click Filtering groups.
    The Filtering groups page displays.
  3. Click Add Groups.
  4. Search for a group by entering the first few characters of its name or email address. When you see the group you want, select it.
  5. (Optional) To add another group, search for and select the group.
  6. When you finish selecting groups, click Add.
  7. (Optional) To remove a group, click Remove group .
  8. Click Save.
Actor organizational unit Organizational unit of the actor
Add-on ID Unique identifier for an add-on
Add-on title Title of the add-on
Add-on attachment ID Unique identifier for an add-on attachment
Add-on attachment title Title of the add-on attachment
Course ID Unique identifier for a class
Course name Name of the class
Course role Whether a user is a student or teacher in a class
Course work title Title of the class work
Course work type Type of class work, such as Assignment or Question
Date Date and time of the event (displayed in your browser's default time zone)
Document ID Unique identifier for a submission
Due date Date a student's work is due
Event The logged event action, such as class created or User joined class
Event source Whether or not the source of the event is from an API
Guardians Email addresses of the student's guardians
Has grade Whether or not a submission has a grade
Impacted users List of impacted email addresses
IP address The IP address used to sign in. Usually the address is the user's physical location. It can also be a proxy server or a Virtual Private Network (VPN) address.
Is late Whether or not a submission is late
Join method The way a user joined the class—for example, From an invitation or From a class code
Post ID Unique identifier for a piece of class work
Previous course owner The previous class owner's email address
Submission state Submission state of a class work—for example, Created, Turned in, Returned, Reclaimed by student, or Student edited after turn-in

Filter data by class events

To see data related to class membership, class events, or class work, filter by event and then select an event value.

  1. Open the log events as described above in Open Classroom log event data.
  2. Click Add a filterand thenEvent.
  3. Select the operator.
  4. From the drop down list, select a value.
  5. Click Apply.

Export data to BigQuery

Important:

  • You must have an Education Standard or Education Plus account.
  • Your administrator must enable the option to export.

To export your data to BigQuery:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console. 
    Sign in using your administrator account, not your personal Gmail account.
  2. On the left, click Reporting and then BigQuery Export.

Manage log event data

Manage search results column data

You can control which data columns appear in your search results.

  1. At the top-right of the search results table, click Manage columns .
  2. (Optional) To remove current columns, click Remove .
  3. (Optional) To add columns, next to Add new column, click the Down arrow  and select the data column.
    Repeat as needed.
  4. (Optional) To change the order of the columns, drag the data column names.
  5. Click Save.

Export search result data

  1. At the top of the search results table, click Export all.
  2. Enter a name and then click Export.
    The export displays below the search results table under Export action results.
  3. To view the data, click the name of your export.
    The export opens in Google Sheets.

Create reporting rules

Go to Create and manage reporting rules.

When and how long is data available?

Go to Data retention and lag times.

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