Downloading Activity Logs

During the normal functioning of the app in a setting where there is a chance that internet connection is available, the app sends student activity trackers to the server automatically. But in a no-internet access environment, this data cannot be uploaded to the server that way, so there is the need for a different mechanism to fulfill this need.

Basic Workflow

  1. The user completes course activities, quizzes and media as normal, and her activity is tracked.

  2. Under the Sync menu, the trackers are exported into an activity log file

  3. A supervisor or project staff member transfers the exported activity logs onto their device via Bluetooth

  4. When they are in an area with internet connection, the activity trackers are automatically sent to the server.

  5. Alternatively, the staff member can download these activity log files and upload them manually in the server.

The Sync > Activity view

To access the Activity logs functionality, select the “Sync” option from the main menu. This will get you to the Synchronize view, where there are two different tabs. There, you have to select the Activity tab.


In this view, you have a summary of the activity logged in the device:

  • To export: Activity trackers registered in the device (i.e., activity performed by one user logged in in the device), that have not been exported nor submitted to the server yet.

  • To submit: Activity trackers registered in the device that have been exported to an activity log in the device, but not sent to the server yet

  • Submitted: Activity registered in the device that is already registered in the server

The action to submit to server is used to manually trigger the tracker uploading (of both exported activity logs saved in the device, and user activity pending to submit). This is also performed automatically by the app periodically.

The action to Export activity will fetch all the activity that is not yet exported nor submitted, and will create an activity log file, in the form of a JSON file containing all the activity trackers and basic user information, and will show the file (and any other remaining activity log files to transfer in the list below the actions. Once those activity trackers are exported, they get marked in the local register as “exported”, so the figure in the “to export” summary will go back to zero, and the next time the user uses this functionality, they will not be included in the new activity log file.


Using the share icon that appears to the side of each log file will open the share dialog, prompting you to select an app to share the file with. Note that this will transfer the file out of the realm of the app, so the user will have to upload it manually later.

Sharing log activity files

Instead of using the share option, we can transfer the activity log files between devices using the app. This will keep the file inside the app storage, making it possible to be automatically upload to the server once an internet connection becomes available. For this, once two devices are connected via Bluetooth (see the “Bluetooth” section), if a device has some activity log file pending to transfer, a message will appear below the status bar:


Pressing the Send now button will send the activity log files to the other device and remove them from the current one.

Manual upload

If the file was not transfer from within the app, the activity log file will be outside of the realm of action of the app, and has to be manually uploaded to the server. To do so, the user has to log in the server, select the option to upload an activity log, and attach the file to the Upload activity log form.