The challenge

Campus Outreach Services (COS) serves over 3,000 schools, military bases, and organizations around the world. Since 1994 they have been dedicated to offering speakers and programs on sexual violence for all audiences, including new student orientations, student programs, parent programs, conferences, faculty in-service trainings, and other engaging presentations. COS also offers online resources for sexual assault education and training, along with publications, webinars, and consulting services around sexual and cyber misconduct.

The ThinkDrink and ThinkLove educational programs are amazing resources for teens and young adults, and Campus Outreach Services needed a way to show their success rate and efficacy to subscribing organizations.

They were already using moodle as their LMS platform, so the new reporting system needed to plug in seamlessly, mine the data, and present visualizations of the data in a way that communicated the effectiveness of the programs clearly, with a focus on longitudinal results that show long-term retention of the concepts taught in the courses.

Campus Outreach Services


  • Commercial and professional services

Project timeline

  • 6 weeks

Fynydd services

  • API integrations
  • Bandwidth and traffic analysis
  • Github source code repository management
  • LMS development
  • Responsive markup with SCSS
  • Technical research, consulting
  • User experience strategy and design
  • User interface design

The result

We worked with Campus Outreach Services (COS) to identify the data that really mattered to organizations which subscribe to the programs, and which COS knew would communicate the effectiveness of  their programs. We collaborated on layouts and visualizations that would clearly illustrate the information, with 7 chart layouts including standard pie and bars charts, as well as compound stacked bars, spiderweb, gauges, and infographics. We also allowed for 9 filter criteria across 5 demographic segments.

The final product was a dashboard written in PHP (which also drives their LMS, moodle) with reporting queries on the moodle MySQL dataset which provided analysis of a three phase testing process, including a longitudinal test, to show retention and efficacy. It was built to be secure and private, yet allow shareable reports that an organization member can distribute to their peers for internal review. And student comparisons across school boundaries were a featured addition.


  • Custom dashboard using PHP, MySQL, moodle on Ubuntu Linux
  • Many visualizations including stacked bars, pies, spiderwebs, and infographics
  • Shareable reports
  • 9 filter criteria, 7 chart layouts, and 5 demographic segments
  • Student comparison across school boundaries
  • Mission accomplished!