Canvas Canvas My Media/Media Gallery VideosHow can I see general and individual viewer statistics for videos in Media Gallery?

How can I see general and individual viewer statistics for videos in Media Gallery?

The Media Gallery tool inside Canvas allows you to see basic statistics about which students have viewed a video. To view statistics, follow the instructions below –

NOTE: Media Gallery video viewer statistics about specific students can only be collected when a video is added to Canvas using the Kaltura Embed Icon in the Rich Text Editor when creating Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, and other content in Canvas.

NOTE: Statistics are updated once per day, so wait 24 hours after a viewing deadline before checking user statistics.

NOTE: Data is collected ongoing for any given video. It does not reset after a certain period of time. So, if a video is used in multiple courses, or during multiple semesters, all that data will be combined.

In Canvas, go to the Media Gallery in a course

Click on a video to select it

Under the video click the ACTIONS tab and choose "Analytics"

Set the time-span for the analytics you'd like to see

Click the "Dashboard" tab to see general metrics (aggregate metrics) for a video

Definitions for general metrics (aggregate metrics for all student viewers combined):

Visits: Total number of times students visited pages containing the video (anywhere the video is embedded or published)

Plays: Total number of times students started playing the video

View Drop Off: Average percentage of video viewed before viewers stopped (approximate)

Avg. View Time: The sum total of all recorded minutes watched divided by the total number of Plays

Comments: Total number of comments made on the video (if commenting is enabled)

Click the "Users" tab to see metrics about specific students' viewing of the video

Definitions for user metrics (metrics for each individual student) --

User: The student's name will show if the video was embedded using the Kaltura Embed Icon in the Canvas Rich Text Editor. Otherwise "Anonymous" will show.

Plays: The number of times the student started playing the video (i.e. clicked the play button).

Visits: The number of times the student visited any pages containing the video (anywhere the video is embedded or published)

Plays to Visits Ratio: The number of Plays divided by the number of Visits. This could, for example, show that a student visited a page several times to read content there, but only started playing the video one time.

Avg. Drop-Off:  The average percentage of video viewed before the student stopped watching, divided by the number of Plays. This metric is approximate, because the result is rounded down to the nearest increment of 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100%.

Avg. View Time: The Total View Time divided by the number of Plays.

Total View Time: The sum total of all recorded minutes that the student watched during all Plays of the video (regardless of playback speed).

NOTE: These statistics do not include a way to see if a given student has viewed a given video in its entirety.