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 Jul 20, 2017 11:29:03 AM
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It would be useful to be able to see who watched a video.  I'm using stream for company training and knowledge sharing, and tracking # of views is not sufficient.  A log of who watched each video would be a great first step.  Details on time spent, # of views and a log of which videos were watched by a user would be very useful.

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This is my main hurdle currently.  We want to encourage staff to upskill and watch training and learning videos, but have no way of tracking usage.

 

It would be great for at least admins to have some visibility of who's watched the videos, and who's following channels.

 

Further detail of time spent, and wider usage analytics would be amazing, and allow organisations to track and trend uptake, enrollment and usage.

 

New Contributor

We have a number of staff who use Office Mix and love the analytics for flipped learning. With the move to stream, when will analytics be included please?

Occasional Visitor

 This capability already existed in Office Mix, which is being deprecated and moved to Stream.  Where can we see the Stream Roadmap? Is there a timeline for when these capabilities to be added?

Visitor

Please, Please, Please.  

Occasional Visitor

I understand from another tread that this is a fairly low priority for development and faces some privacy issues in regard to implementation. However, as IT support for the organization I represent, the success of the product and the likelihood that we will invest the time needed to get an EU to engage in it is directly correlated to our ability to track specific views. We need to know that certain individuals completed individual training videos. Without that functionality, there's little advantage to using this over YouTube with adjusted privacy settings (aside from the ability to access our 365 groups - but even that can be supplemented by mass email). To make the time and energy of migrating over our existing YouTube database of videos worthwhile, you really need to find a way to add this capability.

Occasional Visitor

Please add tracking (For the Enterprise O365 user -- Single-Sign-On info, date viewed).  I have videos I put on Stream for our organization, but need better tracking.  The ease of sharing the link is great; certainly better than our Learning Management System.  Our requirements are the same reasons already listed in previous posts/responses (e.g., compliance).  Access to this info will allow us to make fiscal decisions too...do we continue purchasing/using the videos. 

Contributor

Agreed that this should be a feature, but also agree with @Joost Koopmans that it should be a tenant choice whether to implement or not (better still: make the option also available at a channel level?).

 

For what it's worth, there are (at least) 3 threads right now (including this one) with this same basic intent:

The first 2 are essentially identical, while the third is more broad but still covers this (particularly in the comments).

 

As of right now, the combined votes is 164. Is there anyone who can merge/connect these (and any others that might be relevant) to better show the interest/votes?

 

Contributor

Agreed. See also @Joost Koopmans' comment about privacy/EU option in related thread. See also my comment on same thread about making it more granular.

 

Also, [reposting from same thread for any moderators watching], there are (at least) 3 threads right now (including this one) with this same basic intent:

The first 2 are essentially identical, while the third is more broad but still covers this (particularly in the comments).

 

As of right now, the combined votes is 164. Is there anyone who can merge/connect these (and any others that might be relevant) to better show the interest/votes?

New Contributor

As a faculty member who teaches online education regularly for University of Detroit Mercy, I was forced to move all of my Office Mix sessions to Stream - this meant that the ability to embed quizzes and such then import them to Blackboard with grading, and the ability to see who viewed the lectures, how much time they spent per slide, etc. was removed.  

 

In Office Mix, you can still create questions however, I cannot deploy it because the Office Mix cloud will no long store the content and capture the metric after May.  This makes no sense to me because why would I create quizzes then not be able to deploy them in a fashion that the learner is a controlled setting (i.e. not being able to download the ppt file and get the question answers -- yes, they cheat!).

 

I have tried Adobe Captivate, the grade SCORM import to Blackboard produced incorrect grades  on the quizzes which were displayed to the students - it was correct on the backend though so I had to manually update the grades.   I am now trialing Camtasia.  I'm told that the only metrics you get are a total time spent and the total quiz score - not individual scores per question.  But it may be better than nothing.

 

While I learn yet another product, I am now at Stream with MS Forms for the quizzes seem to be good because I can force a login therefore capturing the responses and the times.  There is no integration to the Stream Video though.  

 

Stream is a problem for me in its current state.  I need to be able to validate viewing in the event that there is a grade dispute, which does happen.  I also need to be able to certify the last date of attendance for FERPA, Federal Financial Aid, Scholarships, Military, Athletics, etc.  In an online class, this is the last date the student has interacted with the content, not simply logging on. 

 

@microsoft Are there any plans to bring back the MS Mix environment or to capture the viewing metrics per user in Stream?  

Occasional Contributor

I agree with Rita Barrios - This is a MUST HAVE in education. Also could be invaluable to HR depts. for PD training.

New Contributor

Given that Stream is replacing Mix - a number of teachers rely on the analytics for flipped learning to track student engagement in videos. I assume as a replacement product, stream will have this tool to as a pedagogical necessity in the coming weeks. 

Senior Member

I completely agree with providing what was previously provided in OfficeMix. Microsoft has rolled out all so many different applications, but retiring OfficeMix. Now we have to figure out how to jeryrig training to get the same capabilities? Can you say EXTRA WORK? If we only have training on PPTX slides, it won't convert to Stream. Oh wait, you can use SWAY, if you want to spend a ton of time trying to work it that limited technology. No animation, audio on top of animation, nope, then tie in forms?

Apparently, Microsoft forms will be incorporated in the Education package but it's not in the Business Office packages? Is there something out there that I'm missing? Is there a combination of software to use for business training other than buying more software?

Frequent Visitor

This feature would be a huge plus for us. For example, employee onboarding, mandatory training, etc. Pretty much similar requirements with education.

 

Right now we have a custom solution that, let's say, is not ideal.

 

Thanks!

Established Member

Until we can track users, it is not a viable solution for training videos, which is the primary use case for our organization.  Please increase the priority of this feature.

Occasional Contributor

It is really frustrating that Microsoft are just ignoring this issue. The original request was posted in July 2017 and nothing is being done about this.

 

Microsoft, please listen to the users of your product, it is not useful to us without the ability to track who has watched a video.

Occasional Visitor

I too have seemingly lost the analytics, which is a shame because I used that feature a lot.  Why cant they be exported as a .csv

Regular Visitor

 Just doing some signal-boosting. I understand that MSFT isn't trying to build an LMS, but tracking viewership is a pretty basic capability that has numerous compliance use cases in a corporate setting. Obviously needs to be configurable to address varying regulatory environments, but that doesn't make it less necessary.

Occasional Visitor

As an alternative to tracking the views of my trainees for the videos I've sent them, I've asked them to comment on the videos stating they've watched it and/or provide examples of how the video applies to their job and how it was beneficial to them. 

The comments are tagged with their names as they are listed within our company.

Occasional Visitor

This would be an invaluable feature for corporate training, compliance and over all change management efforts. I hope we get this soon! 

Regular Visitor

As a Office 365 school, we're trying to use the tools Microsoft offers in the Education package.  With the demise of Office Mix, Stream is a great alternative BUT it needs more power.  Please add the stats suggested above.

Occasional Visitor

We definitely miss the analytics from Office Mix.  We have flipped the classroom in several courses and give students credit for watching the lecture videos outside of class. But, now we can no longer do this.  We hope that eventually with Office Stream we can see who has watched the videos in our courses and that this is near the top of the list of upgrades!

Occasional Visitor

Please Please Please bring the analytics back! This has definitely hindered our flipped classroom set up that was working so well.  I miss Office Mix!

New Contributor

Upvoting this. We have required training and currently our only method of showing compliance is by making employees sign an acknowledgement form. There's no way to know for sure whether employees actually did the training or just signed the form, and it's also a waste of time to track all of these forms. Having it tracked at the source would be ideal.

 

As others mentioned, it should be able to be turned off at the tenant level, but also at the video level. It would be undesirable to track for anything besides mandatory compliance.

Occasional Contributor

I assume this functionality is still not here? The use of asking people to comment goes some way to resolving this but does not show how long the spent watching the video. 

Occasional Contributor

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/stream/audit-logs

It is possible to get some analytics although I realise not as much as many would like


@Roland Carrillo wrote:

It would be useful to be able to see who watched a video.  I'm using stream for company training and knowledge sharing, and tracking # of views is not sufficient.  A log of who watched each video would be a great first step.  Details on time spent, # of views and a log of which videos were watched by a user would be very useful.


 

Occasional Visitor

Agreed. Opportunity to have this available to toggle this ON would be ideal.

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