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Viewing Media Library Item / Folder Statistics and Usage

Instructors can view the stats of individual Media Library items, as well as collective stats for an entire folder of items. These stats can provide general insight into which media items are being viewed, how many times they are being viewed, and which points in the item are being viewed, as well as other stats that may be of interest.

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This article will address the following information:

Available Statistics

The Media Library (Panopto) provides statistics at both the media session level and the folder level. The statistics available at each level include:

Level Statistic Report
Individual Media Session
Views and Downloads by Day Viewer Engagement Top Viewers
Media Library Folder Viewers and Downloads by Day Top Sessions Subfolder Roll-up*
  • Views and Downloads by Day - displays a bar chart that tracks the number of total views and downloads a piece of media receives, the number of unique viewers who accessed the media, and the total number of minutes delivered.
  • Viewer Engagement - displays a line graph that outlines what portions of the media viewers engaged with by displaying when they watched / listened, made comments, and took notes.
  • Top Viewers - displays a table that outlines the name of the viewer (if authenticated, otherwise they will be listed as "Anonymous Viewer"), the number of times they viewed and downloaded the media, the total minutes delivered, the average minutes delivered, the percentage completed of the media, and if they took any notes and comments.
  • Top Sessions - displays a table that outlines the name of the media session, the total views and downloads, the total minutes delivered, the average minutes delivered, the total number of unique viewers, which folder(s) the media exists in, and the name of the creator of the media.
  • *Subfolder Roll-up - displays a pie chart only when there are subfolders within a parent folder that can provide a view of the views and downloads for each folder as well as the minutes delivered.

All statistic charts / tables can be filtered by date (Any Time, Last 7 days, Last 30 days, Last 90 days, and Custom), as well as be downloaded as individual CSV files based on the date filter.

For more information about the statistics available, check out Panopto's support article, Learn About Folder and Session Level Statistics.

Individual Media Session Statistics

  1. Click into the Media Library from the course navigation of your Canvas course.
  1. Hover over the media item that you want to check the statistics for and click the "Stats" button.
  1. The session analytics / stats page will open where you can:
    1. Toggle the date range of the statistics
    2. View the Views and Downloads by Day chart
    3. View the Viewer Engagement chart
    4. View the Top Viewers table
    5. Download Reports in a CSV file

Folder Statistics

  1. Click into the Media Library from the course navigation of your Canvas course.
  1. Click the "Stats" button for the folder in the top-right corner of the folder.
  1. The folder analytics / stats page will open where you can:
    1. Toggle the date range of the statistics
    2. View the Views and Downloads by Day chart
    3. View the Top Sessions table
    4. Download Reports in a CSV file

Additional Resources:

For more help, please contact medialibrary@yale.edu.