I'm wondering if any Pyramid users of A4L could offer any info. I've got a question about the pre-built Scorecard report in Pyramid that feeds into the Dean Dashboard. The Scorecard report gives you information about things like Course Count, % Courses w/ Activity, Avg Interactions, etc. It then also compares those numbers to previous terms and gives you a % change. My question is about the Prior Term and PY Term elements. In my mind, Prior Term should be the term immediately preceding whatever Term you have focused in the slice, and PY Term seems like it should be the Previous Year's version of whatever Term you're focusing (i.e. if I'm looking at Spring 2016, I would think that PY Term would be comparing to Spring 2015); but what I'm expecting doesn't seem to be what the report is doing.
So in any calendar year, our school's Terms are, chronologically:
Winter - January
Spring - January - May
Summer I - June
Fall - September - December
And when I run the Scorecard report here are some of the results I'm getting based on the Term I have in the slice:
Winter 2015: Prior Term is comparing to Fall 2014, PY Term is also comparing to Fall 2014
Spring 2015: Prior Term is comparing to Fall 2014, PY Term is comparing to Winter 2015
Summer 2015: Prior Term is comparing to Spring 2015, PY Term is also comparing to Spring 2015
Fall 2015: Prior Term is comparing to Spring 2015, PY Term is blank (which is odd)
Winter 2016: Prior Term is comparing to Fall 2015, PY Term is also comparing to Fall 2015
Spring 2016: Prior Term is comparing to Fall 2015, PY Term is comparing to Winter 2016
So clearly my understanding of Previous Term and PY Term are incorrect based on the report results. I don't see why, for example, Summer 2015 is comparing both Prior Term and PY Term to Spring 2015; or why Spring thinks the Prior Term is Fall, when it really should be Winter. I can't find much in the documentation I received. I can open a ticket with support, but just thought I'd try here first.
Sorry for the long post...anyone have any insights?