Blackboard and Piwik

Blackboard and Piwik

Blackboard 9.0 and 9.1 include built-in support for Google Analytics but did you know that their support is based upon a simple include? Turns out you can use this same file to include any arbitrary scripts into your Blackboard installation.

In my case I added my Piwik analytics script.

Just open /usr/local/blackboard/content/webapps/web_analytics/googleAnalyticsSnippet.vm in your favorite editor and add your tracking script.

You can run services.restart or wait up to twelve hours for the internal cache to refresh. In the end you’ll end up with some amazing information describing your system’s usage.

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