Unlike gScholars' History feature, which will show you the live view of URLs that were visited during your browser session only,
the Audit History feature is an advanced feature that allows administrators to retain the browsing history of users by purchasing and assigning audit licenses to them.
Note: To purchase and assign audit licenses, go to Administration > Audit Licenses
Once an audit license has been purchased and assigned to a user, the Audit History module will retain and display logs of a user's browsing activity with the following information:
Note: URLs that are being monitored by a policy will be displayed in red text.
Begin by typing in the name of the user whose browsing history you wish to view, or leave it blank to view all users' history..
Next, select a date from the calendar picker and then click Search.
Alternatively, you can select a user from the list of users on the left of the history logs and then clicking on them.
Previewing a website
The Audit History module allows administrators to preview websites that users with audit licenses assigned to them have browsed in the past.
For each URL logged, begin by clicking the 3 dots.
Then click View Details to bring up a window displaying location information and a screenshot image the URL's page. Additionally, you can create a policy in this window as well.
The window will open, displaying the location information of where the URL was accessed.
Click the Screenshot tab to preview the site URL.
The History module also allows administrators to create alerts when monitored users browse certain URLs.
Begin by clicking the 3 dots of the logged URL you wish to monitor for that user.
Then click Create Policy
The next sections will go into the different steps involved with creating an alert.
Now you will need to configure settings for the alert. The following sections will guide through the configuration.
Enter the Policy Name you would like to appear for the policy.
Then, enter in the URL to Monitor for the user(s). You can also enter in wild card URLs.
For example, simply entering "Facebook" (without the quotes) will monitor all sites
that include "Facebook" in the URL.
Note: This will already be filled with the URL from the history log.
Select the users you would like to monitor, or select Apply this policy to all students to monitor all users.
Note: This will already be filled with the user from the history log.
Additionally, you can specify which users to exclude from monitoring.
Next, select which Hours to monitor by entering the hours you wish to monitor
or check All Day to monitor the user all day long.
Here you can choose what to do when a user's device generates an alert.
Your available actions are:
Important! Phone numbers must be entered in the format ###-###-####.
For example, 555-555-5555 would be valid. but (555)555-5555 or 5555555555 would not.