How do I set up Google Analytics for my domain?

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Google Analytics is a robust analysis tool that you can use to monitor and analyze your traffic on the Buzz website.

First, get a Google Analytics account by registering with Google. To configure in Buzz, enter the tracking ID Google provides in Domain settings.


Buzz displays this card in Domain settings only if the Google Analytics is enabled for the entire deployment. If the card is not visible, contact your Buzz provider to enable.

If you are an Agilix business partner who hosts your own Buzz deployment, you configure your Google Analytics in your deployment configuration (available only for select partners).

Google Analytics in domains and subdomains

Once configured, Buzz traffic data begins flowing to your Google Analytics account at Google.

Your account receives data for your domain and all descendant domains as the tracking ID setting is inherited by all subdomains. If a descendent domain administrator also configures a tracking ID, then traffic data in the descendent domain is sent to the descendant's GA account, and data in the parent domain is sent to the parent domain's GA account. The data is not reported to both accounts.

What data is sent to Google Analytics?

Buzz reports when end users view a page, so that you can measure the number of views you had for each page. This information is sent whenever the browser URL changes.

For example: when a teacher clicks a Gradebook tab, the URL changes and data is sent. 

Actions that don't cause a URL change in Buzz, like many popup windows, send no data.

Sending pageviews

Most Buzz URLs include IDs that are unique to each end-user or organization. Before sending these URLs to Google Analytics, Buzz usually replaces the ID with a generic name, so that all pageviews in GA are grouped together.

For example: the actual Gradebook URL might be teacher/274346/gradebook/grades, but Buzz sends teacher/:enrollmentid/gradebook/grades to Google Analytics to group all Gradebook pageviews together.

Sending custom dimensions

Google Analytics automatically tracks a lot of information about each pageview, such as geographic region, browser type, and device type. You can create up to 20 custom dimensions for things it doesn't track. See Custom Dimensions and Metrics for more details. 

Buzz sends only one dimension by default always as dimension1. The value of the custom dimension is the currently authenticated user ID (if it exists). If the user is not signed in, the dimension1 value is empty. You can use this custom dimension to further track and analyze a single user's behavior using GA analysis, filtering, and reporting tools.


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