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The reports below are used to help Site Administrators manage the site. These reports are available under Site administration > Reports.

These reports are not modifiable by the report builder.

In-built reports

Report nameDescription

See all comments created on the site.


Displays a list of all course backups made, the time taken to create them, their status, and the next scheduled automated backup execution time.

Config changes

Shows changes made by an administrator to the site configuration.

Events list

Events in Totara are an internal notification that something has happened. They are used for logging, for reports, and anytime one part of Totara code wants to listen to things that are happening. An administrator can view a list of all types of events from Administration > Site administration > Reports > Events List. The list can be filtered to show specific components (core, Assignment, Book etc.), levels (Teaching, Participating, Other), and database query types (create,delete, read, update).


Activity reports for course or site.

Live Logs

Live logs from the past hour as a table.

Performance overview

Overview of settings that may impact site performance such as Theme Designer Mode or Debugging.

Question instances

Reports where particular question types are used on the site.

Security overview

Status overview of security related settings such as Guest role and Web cron. For more advice on recommended settings see our Security page.

Event monitoring rules

Lists all of the event monitoring rules created on the site. See Event monitoring for how create rules.

Spam cleanerHelpful tool for rooting out spam users if you do not have Captcha required as part of authentication.
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