VIU Campus

Video Analytics

In VIUTube, you can view analytics (data) regarding videos that have been uploaded to your account:

  1. Navigate to your Media Collection by clicking on Manage Media at the top of the webpage. 

  2. Hover over the video you would like to view Analytics for and select More... to open the Media Details panel.
  3. From the left hand navigation bar, select Analytics.

  4. You can view a summary of the video's metrics from this tab. Below are the definitions for each of the metrics available:
    • Duration: The total length of the video.
    • Size: The size in megabytes (MB) of the video, including transcodes.
    • Views: The total number of times the video was watched. For example, if User A watches the video 10 times and User B watches the video 5 times, then the Views count will be 15.
    • Unique Views: The total number of first time users that watched the video. For example, if User A watches the video 10 times and User B watches the video 5 times, the total Unique Views will be 2 because only 2 unique users have watched the video.
    • Total Play Length: The total time length the video was watched. For example, if a video’s length is 10 minutes, User A watches it for 7 minutes and then re-watches the first 5 minutes of the video, then the Total Play Length will be 12 minutes.
    • Play %: The percentage of the total unique time length of the video that was watched. For example if a video’s length is 10 minutes, User A watches the first 7 minutes and User B watches the first 5 minutes, the Play % is 70% because the watched unique time length is 7 minutes.
    • Viewing Behavior: This chart gives a visual representation of which sections of the video were watched by your students. If there is a dip in the chart, this means that students stopped watching the video at that time. If there is a peak midway through the chart, this means that students skipped and viewed that specific section of the video. 
  5. To view more comprehensive Analytic information (such as student specific analytics, the type of browser and device users used to view the video, download a spreadhseet of the data, etc.) select More.