This guide walks you through using Watershed Essentials to track Twitter conversations via Zapier.
To get started, you’ll need to sign up for a Twitter account and register for a Zapier account. A free Zapier plan allows you to track up to 100 tweets per month—which allows you to experiment with the integration between Watershed, Zapier, and Twitter and determine if you need a paid Zapier account. You’ll need a paid account for real projects (e.g., tracking a learning activity via Twitter).
Once you’ve established accounts on Twitter and Zapier, click “Use this Zap” on the following “Twitter to Watershed” wizard to get started. We’ve also provided a step-by-step guide for setting up the wizard (see below).
Once you’ve accessed the wizard, follow these steps:
After you've connected Twitter and Watershed Essentials via Zapier, you'll be able to see data on your Watershed Essentials dashboard. Here's a rundown of the reports you'll see in your account.
Activities Report: See what activities are being sent to Watershed and the number of interactions your learners have had with each activity. For your imported CSV, the Activities show courses and assessments that would be exported from an LMS.
Actions Report. See which actions (i.e., combination of verb and activity) have the most interactions. The most common actions from your imported CSV are listed with the number of times the combination is in your CSV.
Interactions by Data Source Report. Find which data sources send the most interactions to your account. If you've only imported the example CSV, you'll only see that data.
People Report: Use Watershed to view people's names and their individual interactions with your learning content. If you've imported the example CSV, you should see a list of people from the CSV and the number of interactions each person has made.
Interactions Report. This is a raw stream of interactions from all your data sources, which shows a chronological list of what all your people are doing. If you've recently imported the example CSV, then you'll see those interactions at the top.
Data Sources Report. This report shows similar information to the Interactions by Data Source Report, but is represented as a pie chart rather than line items.
After you've connected Twitter and Watershed Essentials via Zapier, you'll be able to see raw xAPI data in Watershed Essentials.
From your Essentials dashboard, select the Data page from the main navigation at the top of the page and then select the Data Search page on the left side of the screen. This is a stream of xAPI statements displayed in the order that Watershed receives them (i.e., the most recent statements are first). Once you connect Twitter to your account, you will start seeing the most recent statements at the top of this section. Click the arrow next to the statement name to view the full xAPI statement.