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382502: Digital Analytics
MGMT-X 470.10

  • Fall 2021
  • Section 1
  • 4 Credits
  • 09/22/2021 to 12/01/2021
  • Modified 09/20/2021

Meeting Times

September 22 - December 1, 2021, Wednesdays from 5 - 8 pm via the "Zoom" page in the Canvas navigation menu.

This course is fully online and will meet weekly via ZOOM.


Log into Canvas, our online learning management system. Review the course syllabus, connect with the instructor and classmates in the discussion portal.

  • Retrieve course materials, which may include discussion boards, readings and videos, webinars, and other activities.
  • Connect with your instructor with questions about your assignments, your progress, or to gain deeper insights on various topics.
  • Submit your coursework via Canvas for feedback and evaluation.

Details on accessing Canvas will be emailed to you after completing enrollment. Courses in Canvas are typically accessible 2 days before the course start date. If applicable, instructions for accessing and using Zoom will also be provided in Canvas.

Canvas & Zoom Info


Digital analytics is a set of business and technical activities that create and collect "big data" and process it for analysis, recommendations, optimizations, and predictions. This course defines the term "digital analytics" and focuses on its importance in marketing. It provides technical information to understand and implement digital analytics in an organizational context; examines digital analytics strategies, including segmentation, context, and conversion attribution; defines KPIs and key metrics used in digital analytics; explores various tools and software used to track analytics, such as Google Analytics; discusses website optimization; and covers webmaster data integration with analytics.


** PLEASE NOTE ** the textbook for this class is completely optional. All key concepts will be distributed in the class lecture presentation.

Web Analytics 2.0 (latest edition)

Avinash Kaushik

ISBN: 978-0-470-52939-3

Please come to each class with an electronic device capable of accessing / editing Google Docs and Google Analytics. Laptops / tablets are recommended. Phone may suffice, but will be frustratingly hard to use for certain analytic tasks.



Grade Range Notes

A+ 97-100 PASS

A 94-96 PASS

A- 90-93 PASS

B+ 87-89 PASS

B 84-86 PASS

B- 80-83 PASS

C+ 77-79 PASS

C 74-76 PASS

C- 70-73 PASS

F Less than 70 FAIL


Type Weight Topic Notes

Assignment 5 pts Developing Data Sense

Assignment 1 pt Google Analytics Account

Assignment 5 pts E-Commerce Website Audit

Assignment 5 pts Google Analytics Assessment

Assignment 5 pts Google Analytics Assessment, Part 2

QuickQuizk 10 pts Google Analytics

Assignment 5 pts Discussion Guide

Assignment 5 pts A/B Testing Analysis

QuickQuiz 10 pts A/B Testing Analysis

Assignment 5 pts Analytics Plan

Assignment 5 pts Data Visualization

Course Policies

All assignments should be submitted in Canvas no later than 10pm PST the day they are due.  1 point will be deducted if an assignment is late, with an additional 1 point deducted for every week the assignment is late.

All assignment will be graded within 4 days of their due date.  For example, if an assignment is due on Sunday, they will be graded likely no later than Thursday.

All grades become final 7 days after first grading.  It is your responsibility to address any questions about your grade within that window.  Re-grades can improve assignment scores up to 1 point less than the maximum assignment score.

Please come to class ready to participate and treat your classmates and your instructor with respect.

Institutional Policies

Student Conduct

Students are subject to disciplinary action for several types of misconduct or attempted misconduct, including but not limited to academic dishonesty, such as cheating, multiple submission, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University; or behavioral misconduct, such as theft or misuse of the intellectual property of others, harassment, or disruption of the learning environment. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Student Rights & Responsibilities Policy and to report concerns regarding at:

Services for Students with Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, UCLA Extension provides appropriate accommodations and support services to qualified applicants and students with disabilities. These include, but are not limited to, auxiliary aids/services such as sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices for hearing-impaired individuals, extended time for and proctoring of exams, and registration assistance. Accommodations and types of support services vary and are specifically designed to meet the disability-related needs of each student based on current, verifiable medical documentation. Arrangements for auxiliary aids/services are available only through UCLA Extension’s Service for Students with Disabilities Office at (310) 825-7851 or by email at [email protected]. For complete information see:


Your instructor may post the interim grade Incomplete/I if at the end of the class your overall work is of passing quality but a portion could not be submitted for understandable reasons (e.g. illness). It is your responsibility to petition your instructor for permission to submit work late and to provide an explanation, and it is his or her sole decision whether to accept the explanation. If permitted, the Incomplete/I grade will be posted and a time frame defined for you to submit the missing work, ranging from one to twelve weeks. Incomplete/I grades that remain unchanged after twelve weeks will lapse to F, NP or U. Receiving an I grade entitles you to submit only the missing work your instructor has agreed to accept late, and does not allow other work to be retaken or oblige UCLA Extension to provide continuing access to course materials via Canvas. The Incomplete/I grade is not an option for courses that do not bear credit, such as 700, 800, or 900-level courses. For complete information, see:

All Grades are Final

No change of grade may be made by anyone other than the instructor, and then, only to correct clerical errors. No term grade except Incomplete may be revised by re-examination. The correction of a clerical error may be authorized only by the instructor of record communicating directly with personnel of Student and Alumni Services.

Sexual Harassment

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the University prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and University policy. The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates our policy.

All Extension students and instructors who believe they have been sexually harassed are encouraged to contact the Department of Student and Alumni Services for complaint resolution: UCLA Extension, 1145 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Voice/TTY: (310) 825-7031. View the University’s full Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at

Additional Items

Protecting Privacy and Data During Live Instruction

Live meeting sessions for this class, when applicable, are being conducted over Zoom. As the host, the instructor may be recording live sessions. Only the host has the ability to record meetings, no recording by other means is permitted. Recorded sessions will be posted in the Videos area of this class unless otherwise notified. Due to privacy, recordings are not available for download and are only accessible via Canvas for the duration of the class. If you have privacy concerns and do not wish to appear in the recording, do not turn on your video and/or audio. If you also prefer to use a pseudonym instead of your name, please let the instructor know what name you will be using so that the instructor knows who you are during the session. To rename yourself during a Zoom meeting, click on Participants, click on your name, click on More, click on Rename. If you would like to ask a question, you may do so privately through the Zoom chat by addressing your chat question to the instructor only (and not to ""everyone""). Additionally, chat may be used and moderated for live questions, and saving of chats is enabled. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact the instructor via Canvas Inbox.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement between Zoom and UCLA Extension, the data is used solely for this purpose and Zoom is prohibited from re-disclosing this information. UCLA Extension also does not use the data for any other purpose. Recordings will be deleted when no longer necessary. However, recordings may become part of an administrative disciplinary record if misconduct occurs during a video conference.

Course and Instructor Evaluation

UCLA Extension values your feedback on course and instructor evaluations. We ask all students to take a few minutes to complete an end-of-course evaluation survey. Updates to the course and instruction are influenced by your feedback. Understanding your student experience is essential to ensure continuing excellence in the online classroom and is appreciated by your instructor and the UCLA Extension academic leadership.

Your participation in a survey is voluntary, and your responses are confidential. After instructors submit grades, they will be given an evaluation report, but this report will not contain your name.

About Your Online Course Materials

Please note the following about online course components at UCLA Extension:

  • Students must have basic computer skills, including the use of word processing software, email, and the ability to use internet browsers, such as Safari, Firefox, or Chrome.
  • Students are responsible for meeting the technical requirements of Canvas and familiarizing themselves with the Canvas Learning Management System.
  • Students are responsible for keeping a copy of all assignments and work submitted, and to be aware of all assignments, due dates, and course guidelines.
  • Students are encouraged to keep and/or download a local copy of their assignment files, as access to the online environment of a specific course is limited to 30 days after the final course date, as listed in the course catalog.

    To download all your assignment submissions in Canvas, please refer to the online support guide. for more information or contact Canvas Support via the help menu within Canvas.

UCLA Extension Canvas and Learning Support

For immediate 24/7 Canvas technical support, including holidays, click on Help (located on the menu to the left) where you can call or chat live with a Canvas Support representative.

UCLA Extension Instructional Design and Learning Support
The UCLA Extension Learning Support staff assists both students and instructors with Canvas-related technical support, as well as general and administrative questions.

Learning Support staff is available Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM (Pacific Time), except holidays:

Campus Safety Escorts

For students taking classes held on the UCLA campus and in and around Westwood Village, the UCLA Police Department provides a free walking escort service every day of the year from dusk until 1 a.m. Community Service Officers (CSOs) are available to walk students, faculty, staff members and visitors to and from anywhere on campus, in Westwood Village, and in the village apartments. CSOs are uniformed students who have received special training and are employed by the UCLA Police Department. To obtain an escort, please call (310) 794-9255 and allow 15 to 20 minutes for your escort to arrive. For complete information, see:


Week 1 - Introductions / defining Digital Analytics

Week 2 - Setting up your Digital Analytics department / tools of the trade

Week 3 - Key metrics deep dive

Week 4 - Google Analytics Week 1

Week 5 - Google Analytics Week 2

Week 6 - Qualitative Research in Digital Analytics

Week 7 - Digital Experimentation (A/B Testing)

Week 8 - Writing and Analytics Plan

Week 9 - Data Visualization

Week 10 - Tableau deep dive

Week 11 - Your Questions Answered, Advanced Topics in Digital Analytics and The Future of the Industry