brightwheel's powerful Custom Reports allows administrators to pull data from different areas within your brightwheel account and gives you the flexibility to organize that data in a way that best meets the needs of your program.
From insight into the daily operations of your program to reports required by your licensing agency, Custom Reports allows you to include the information you need, organized in a way that works for you.
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When utilizing Custom Reports, it’s important to know what data needs to be pulled before beginning to build the report (E.g. Total number of activities logged in each room for the year).
As different parameters are selected the data will be added as a new column to the report. Columns can be rearranged at anytime and parameters can be removed.
Within each parameter, a drop down of the different available data will appear from categories such as activities, contacts, home rooms, staff, and student profiles. The report can be refined by filtering for total counts, date ranges, and specific key-words!
The Report Builder is a flexible tool that can meet a wide variety of reporting needs. There are several parameters that can be applied to help hone down the results that will populate within a custom report.
You can choose from different parameters to pull the data you need:
Fields descriptive information stored within brightwheel. Names, labels, categories, and types are all example of Dimensions.
Numbers: numerical values calculated form information logged within brightwheel. Student counts and Room counts are examples of Metrics.
Date Range: the date range for which results will be populated
Filters: apply more granular filters for which results are included in the report (E.g. filtering to only show students with a Status equal to "Active”)
Each parameter has a drop-down menu of different data points that can be selected to add to the report. Multiple dimensions and metrics can be included within a single report.
Looking for an easy way to get started with brightwheel's Custom Reports? Start with one of our Pre-Built Reports from the Custom Reports tab.
Choose from a Student Roster, an Upcoming Birthdays report, or an Activity Summary. Once you've opened the pre-built report, use it as-is or reconfigure the parameters to customize the report to your needs.
Build Custom Reports
To create your own reports, review the Fields and Numbers options to determine which selections will be relevant for the report you need. As parameters are applied, results will be populated into the report in real time.
Multi-site Administrators wishing to run multiple location custom reports can click the Workspace tile in the bottom left corner > click Organization > Custom Reports and follow the remaining steps below:
Select Custom Reports
Use the +Add buttons to select, or search for one or multiple Fields and Numbers
Set the desired Date Range and optional time grouping
Please note: Select w/o grouping if you do not wish to group the data by a specific time measurement and instead show totals
Optionally, apply a Filter to include or exclude certain data points
💡 To only view data only for active students, filter by "Student - Status", "equals", and type "Active"
💡 Multi-site Administrators wishing to run multiple location reports can filter by "School - Name," "equals," and type school name to view select locations
Use the grid to the left of each parameter to re-order the columns by dragging and dropping
Click Export to download the report as a CSV file
Optionally, click Save Report to save the selected parameters for later
Once you're finished, or if you need to start over, click the Clear All button underneath the parameter list.
Please note: If you select multiple fields but they don't make sense together an error message may appear indicating you must choose compatible data points. Click X to remove any unrelated data points.
Save Custom Report
After creating a Custom Report, you can save the parameters you selected for later viewing.
To save a report
Select Custom Reports
Build the report by selecting the desired parameters
Click Save Report
Add a report Name and optional Description
Please Note: Saved reports are only viewable by the admin who created the report. If you'd like to share the report parameters selected with another administrator, the report can be re-created by copy and pasting the URL in the user's brightwheel account.
To view, edit, or delete existing saved reports
Select Custom Reports
Select Saved Reports tab
From the list of saved reports click on the name of the saved report that you wish to view, edit, or delete
To edit the parameters selected in a saved report and save the changes over the existing saved report, click Save Report > Save option
To save the changes as a new report, click Save Report > Save as option and give the new report a name and optional description.
Optionally, select the trashcan icon next to any report to delete