How to access Panopto Folder and Session Statistics

Watch the above video to learn about Statistics and Analytics in Panopto or follow the guidance below.

Overview

Panopto statistics are available to Creators (anyone with Teaching privileges in Moodle) and Administrators at the Session and Folder levels.  

Prerequisites

  • Creator access

1. Folder Statistics

1.1.  Open the folder for which you want statistics and select the Stats icon, located in the top right corner (Fig. 1).

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 Figure 1 

1.2. This will open the Folder Dashboard page. There will be three charts on this page with statistics about the folder. You can change the time range for these charts using the drop down box located at the top right corner of the page. Options include Any time or the Last 7, 30, or 90 Days. You can also select Custom if you want a customized time range for the report (Fig. 2). 

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 Figure 2 

1.3. The first graph listed is Views and Downloads by Day. This graph shows Views and Downloads (number of views and downloads across all videos in the folder), Unique Viewers (number of unique people who have accessed in the folder), and Minutes Delivered (number of minutes streamed and downloaded combined) for the folder and its subfolders (Fig. 3). 

Note: For video downloads, the entire duration of the video will count towards minutes delivered even if the download fails or is canceled at the last minute.

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 Figure 3

1.4. The second graph listed is the Subfolder Rollup, which includes a pie chart. This pie chart shows a list of all sub-folders where videos have been viewed, and the percentage of viewing that has happened in each one. Using the drop down menu in the top left of the chart, you can view the total Views and Downloads or Minutes Delivered (Fig. 4). 

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 Figure 4

1.5. The third item is the Top Sessions table. It lists the top video sessions from the folder and can be arranged either alphabetically for Session name, Folder name, Top-Level Folder name and Creator, or by number of Views and DownloadsMinutes DeliveredAverage Minutes Delivered, and Unique Viewers (Fig. 5). 

Note: if you would like statistics on a particular video session listed, select the video session’s name

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 Figure 5 

1.6. There are two ways to download a Folder Statistics report. Within the table for which you’d like a report, select the Download button. The button is located in the top right corner of both the Views and Downloads by Day chart and Top Folders table depending on the report you would like to generate (Fig. 6). 

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 Figure 6

1.7. The other way to download a report is to scroll to the bottom of the Folder Analytics page. Under Download Reports, select which report you would like to download, Views and Downloads by Day, Top Viewers, or User Completion (Fig. 7). 

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 Figure 7 


1.8. Once selected, your chosen report should automatically download as a .zip file with a .csv file you can extract. 

2. Session Statistics

2.1.  Find the session where you want to look at the statistics and hover over it to click on the Stats icon (Fig. 8a). 

Note: You can also select the Stats icon from the top right corner of a video session that is open in your web browser (Fig. 8b). 

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 Figure 8a
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  Figure 8b  

2.2. The Session Dashboard page will be displayed, showing statistics for this particular video session. You can change the time range for your report in the drop down box, located at the top right corner of the Session Dashboard page. Options include Any time or the Last 7, 30, or 90 Days. You can also select Custom if you want a customized time range for the report (Fig. 9). 

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 Figure 9 

2.3. The first graph listed on the Session Analytics page is Views and Downloads by Day. This graph shows Views and Downloads (number of views and downloads of just this video), Unique Viewers (number of unique people who have accessed this video), and Minutes Delivered (number of minutes streamed and downloaded combined) for this particular video session (Fig. 10). 

Note: For video downloads, the entire duration of the video will count towards minutes delivered even if the download fails or is canceled at the last minute.

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 Figure 10

2.4. The second graph listed is the Viewer Engagement. This graph details the Views and Interactions a video session has had as well as the type of interaction (ViewsCommentsNotes) and at what point in the video session it occurred (Fig. 11). 

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 Figure 11

2.5. The third item is the Top Viewers table. It lists the top viewers of the video session and can be arranged alphabetically for Viewer or by number of Views and DownloadsMinutes DeliveredAverage Minutes DeliveredPercent CompletedNotes, and Comments (Fig. 12). 

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 Figure 12

2.5.a. Anonymous Viewers: you may see anonymous views listed in your session’s statistics (Fig. 12a). Anonymous viewers appear any time a session is viewed by someone who is not logged into Panopto. If the video session is shared publicly on the web or to anyone with the link then viewers can watch without logging in. These views could be coming from anywhere on the web. If this is something you do not want, make sure to go to Share in your session’s settings and make it private to only users at your organization. 

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 Figure 12a

2.6.  There are two ways to download a Session Statistics report. The first is to select the Download button for the report you want to download. The button is located in the top right corner of both the Views and Downloads by Day chart and Top Viewers table (Fig. 13).

 

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 Figure 13 

2.7. The other way to download a report is to scroll to the bottom of the Session Dashboard page. Under Download Reports, select which report you would like to download, Views and Downloads by DayViewer Engagement, or Top Viewers (Fig. 14). 

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 Figure 14

2.8. Once selected, your chosen report should automatically download as a .zip file with a .csv file you can extract. 

3. Viewing Types 

3.1. There are different viewing types that may appear in statistics reports. These indicate how a video was accessed. The following is a list and explanation of each for your reference. 

Viewing TypeExplanation
Android App On DemandAndroid app
Android App Live BroadcastAndroid app live webcast
Download Audio PodcastAudio podcast downloaded
Download Video PodcastVideo podcast downloaded
Downloaded Tablet VideoSession downloaded via a table via the Panopto app (only in the app) on Android/iOS
Embedded Live BroadcastEmbedded live webcast
Embedded Social Media ShareSession embedded in a social media platform e.g. Twitter
Embedded ViewerSession embedded, regardless of the device used
Interactive Desktop Live BroadcastDesktop (full browser Mac/Windows) live webcast
Interactive Desktop On DemandDesktop – full browser, either Mac/Windows
iOS App On DemandiOS app
Streamed Audio PodcastSession open via Settings/Outputs/play audio podcast
Streamed Video PodcastSession open via Settings/Outputs/View Podcast
Syndicated Audio PodcastLaunched via RSS*
Syndicated Video PodcastLaunched via RSS* 

Adapted from Panopto

Last reviewed: 1/5/2020

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