integrated applications
flexibility to build new integrations
of trackable events
Zapier & Watershed

What is Zapier?

Zapier is a cloud-based tool designed for connecting commonly used applications—such as Salesforce, Slack, Twitter, Github, and Trello—so when an event occurs in one application, an action is triggered in another application. For example, use Zapier to post a Slack message when somebody registers for a GoToMeeting webinar. 

What does it look like?

With a few clicks and adjustments to your settings, you can create an integration known as a Zap that will automatically run in the background until you turn it off. In addition to working with an impressive list of apps, Zapier also allows users to develop new Zaps as needed.

  • Zapier Connected Accounts
    See the different services you've connected with Zapier.
  • Zapier Task History
    View your Task History to see a log of all the activity from your Zaps.
  • Zapier Dashboard
    Easily manage your Zaps from your dashboard.

How does Zapier work with Watershed?

Zapier offers a quick way to get data out of a range of commonly used programs and track usage of multiple applications in Watershed. When a user favorites a tweet or reports an issue in JIRA, for instance, you can easily track those actions in Watershed. Or, use Watershed to track each time a programmer commits code or posts to Slack. The easiest way to connect applications to Watershed via Zapier is using the preconfigured, shared integrations we've already created.

You also can use Zapier to look for particular xAPI statements and then trigger corresponding actions. For example, email a resource a week after somebody completes a course, tweet a congratulatory message when a customer gets certified to use your product, or turn on a lawn sprinkler when a learner answers incorrectly. 

Keep in mind, not all Zapier integrations generate data that’s useful to report on. For an integration to generate useful data, the integration must include a trigger that generates data about individual user interactions. For example, the Slack integration triggers events when a specific user posts a message, joins a channel, etc.

What kind of reports will I have access to?

With thousands of trackable events in Zapier and a wide selection of visualization types, the sky’s the limit when it comes to reporting on data via Zapier. We’ve included several examples below from a handful of possible integrations. And remember, you can combine in data from other Zapier and non-Zapier applications to see the complete picture of learning across your ecosystem.