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How do I use the Canvas Studio Insights page?

In Canvas Studio, you can view details about how viewers interact with and view your media from the Insights media tab. Insights help you understand how others watch your videos and how they contribute to success.

Canvas Studio Insights display usage metrics, interactive graphs, and a searchable viewer list that displays individual viewer completion rates. You can also export the viewer list as a CSV file.

Learn more about viewing media insights for your Canvas Studio media.

Open Insights

Open Insights

For your selected media and course, click the Insights tab. Learn more about viewing media insights for your Canvas Studio media.

Select Data Set

Select Data Set

By default, the Insights page displays data for students in the course [1]. To view data for other users in the course, click the Role drop-down menu [2]. In the Role menu, you can select to view data for Students, Teachers, or All Roles [3].

View Usage Metrics

View Usage Metrics

Usage Metrics display general statistics for the selected media.

  • Views [1]: describes the approximate number of times viewers have interacted with the selected video based on viewing patterns.
  • Time Viewed [2]: the total amount of time viewers spent watching the video. Time is calculated according to the video’s timeline. If a user watches a ten-minute long video at 2x speed in five minutes, the Time Viewed metric still increases by ten minutes.
  • Unique Viewers [3]: the number of viewers who watched a video. 

These metrics help summarize the amount of time spent watching the video compared to the number of unique viewers.

View Unique Viewers Graph

View  Unique Viewers Graph

The Unique Viewers graph displays the number of unique viewers that watched the video [1] over the course of the video timeline [2].

The peak portions of the graph identify the timeframes viewed by the majority of unique viewers [3].

The valley portions of the graph identify the timeframes when users skipped or stopped watching the video [4].

View Graph Details

View Graph Details

To view graph details, hover over a point in the graph timeline [1].

The details display the number of unique viewers [2] who viewed the video at the specified timestamp [3].

View Number of Plays Graph

View Number of Plays Graph

The Number of Plays graph displays the number of views [1] over the course of the video timeline [2].

The peak portions of the graph identify the timeframes that have been played and/or re-played most often [3].

The valley portions of the graph identify the timeframes that have been skipped and/or viewed least often [4].

View Graph Details

View Graph Details

To view graph details, hover over a point in the graph timeline [1].

The details display the number of views [2] for the displayed video timestamp [3].

View Viewer List

View Viewer List

In the Viewers section, you can view video analytics for individuals in your course.

To search for a specific individual, enter the name in the Search Viewers field [1].

Alternatively, you can view the list of all users in your course who have viewed the media in the Viewers column [2]. To sort the list in ascending or descending alphabetical order by first name, click the Viewer Sort icon [3].

Each viewer's completion percentage displays in the Completion Rate column [4]. To sort the list by ascending or descending completion percentage, click the Completion Rate Sort icon [5]. To view an individual user's data, click the Completion Rate Graph icon [6].

The list displays up to twelve viewers. To view additional users in the list, use the Page Navigation icons [7].

To export the displayed list as a CSV file, click the Download CSV button [8].

Note: Users who have teacher and student roles in different Canvas courses will display in the viewer list for both roles regardless of the role they have in the selected course.