How do I view user insights and analytics for Canvas Studio media in a course as an instructor?
As an instructor, you can view analytics for a video or audio file in your course and see how many users have viewed the video or audio file. Analytics can help you see if a user viewed the entire media file or skipped segments. This feature specifically helps you see if students sufficiently viewed the content in preparation for an assignment or discussion.
When a student embeds a video or audio file, the video or audio file is created as a new copy owned by you. Students cannot edit any details or view analytics for video or audio files they embedded in a course. Regardless of comments, embedded media views are always included in analytics.
Open the Canvas feature area that displays the media you want to view.
To view unique comments for a course where the media has been added, click the Media Location drop-down menu and select the course you want to view.
Click the Insights tab.
Note: The Insights tab does not display in a course if comments are turned off.
The Insights tab displays a graph and a list of users who have accessed studio within the course; one user viewing the media multiple times does not affect the graph.
The vertical axis shows the total number of viewers . The horizontal axis shows the duration of the media , and includes horizontal bars showing how much time users spent watching the media .
To view analytics for a specific user, click the name or profile picture of the user .
- If students view Canvas Studio media in a mobile device web browser and not in the Canvas Student app, their view time is not always recorded.
- The student list displays all verified Canvas Studio users in the course, even if the media was assigned to a specific group. Additionally, the student list does not list students in a specific order. Instructors with large-enrollment courses should consider using sections.
- Insights results cannot be downloaded.
View User Analytics
The horizontal bar shows the exact amount of time the user spent viewing the media . A break in the graph means the media was skipped .
To switch back to analytics for all students, click the student's name or profile picture again.