For those who opt-in to usage tracking in Sensei, certain information about the content and settings of your site will be tracked and stored. This enables us to make better decisions about what features to focus on improving. It also enables us to do targeted messaging, which helps to ensure that you only receive relevant communication from us.
Usage tracking data is sent automatically once a user opts in, and then once every 2 weeks for as long as the option is enabled.
To better understand which Sensei features and functionality are the most popular, and to know the scale at which Sensei is being used, we track the total number of:
- Users with a Sensei-specific role (e.g. teachers)
- Users who are enrolled in at least 1 course
- Individual custom post types added by Sensei (e.g. courses). This includes maintaining separate counts of any fields that may appear on these custom post types (e.g. course video).
- Taxonomies added by Sensei (e.g. modules)
- Category questions added to any quiz
- Questions of each type
- Attributes of each type that are added to a shortcode
We also track:
- Values of all Sensei settings
- Maximum and minimum counts of the number of modules in a course
- Maximum and minimum counts of the number of lessons in a course
- Maximum and minimum counts of the number of questions in a quiz
As of November 29, 2018, we also track the following data:
- Total number of course enrolments
- Date of first course enrolment
- Date of last course enrolment
Additionally, we track user interactions for all Sensei content in the WordPress admin. This enables us to identify areas where the flow could be improved in order to provide a better user experience. For the same reasons, at some point in the future we may also track visitor interactions on pages where Sensei is running as a plugin (for example, which links are clicked). It would then be the responsibility of Sensei users to notify their own users about the data that is being collected.
For general reference, to enable targeted messaging, and to make decisions about minimum system requirements, we track the following system info:
- Site URL
- Admin email address
- List of activated plugins and their versions, including Sensei
- Active theme and version
- WordPress version
- PHP version
- Locale / language