Track Who Viewed a Video & How Much

Track Who Viewed a Video & How Much
 07-20-2017
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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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Occasional 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.

Microsoft

I need to be able to know who is viewing and liking the videos.  In 2019 it seems like this would be a standard feature on anything like this.  It's completely ridiculous that an internal video stream has zero visibility into who is viewing the video.

New Contributor

Perhaps there could be additional events logged.  The current "View" items could count as a "View - Start", but additional events could be added:

  • View - End [hh:mm:ss of position at end]
  • View - Pause
  • View - Resume Play
  • View - MovePosition [to hh:mm:ss]

Some built-in tools to summarize how people tend to interact with videos would be a nice next step, but providing the raw data would allow us to create our own tools.

Senior Member

A useful feature would be to add a button at the end of the video that would allow the viewer to share their data with the administrator / instructor. Allowing viewers to have control of their data while solving the problem of not enough data for training or compliance videos.  

Occasional Visitor

Yes this is a much needed tool. It is really cumbersome to have someone with admin rights to run these reports. The owner of the video should be able to run reports on who has viewed the video within the organization. This is an integral component for training purposes. 

Marissa,

I love that idea! Why not allow the person to share that they watched the video with you? This would then not infringe on privacy.  Please get this, would make our lives so much easier!

Occasional Contributor

Hi 

I would like to see who have watch training video sent via emails so I can mark as complete for my students 

Frequent Visitor

I find Streams very useful for brief training videos for our mobile workforce.  Also, the option to create questions to help with understanding and retaining content.

Frequent Visitor

@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.


Some tracking functionality for teachers to track the completion of lessons would be helpful.

Occasional Visitor

Agreed with all of this - an essential component of online and blended classroom learning, as well as courses that have supplemental video content. Competing services such as Panopto provide all of these analytics, but I want to work within my other Office 365 apps streamline the learning process, with OneNote and Teams that I already successfully use with students. But if we can't see who watches the content and who completes it, Stream is useless in this context.

Visitor

Yes, the analytics offered as a standard by all other video streaming services (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, etc.) would be incredibly beneficial to our team for helping us put out the best content: 

  • Minutes Viewed 
  • % Completion Rates / Audience Retention % 
  • Unique Viewers
  • Comparisons to Avg viewtimes across the platform 

I see this has been requested for several years, any updated from Microsoft on a timetable for when these features will be added? Is this already available and we've just missed it?

 

Occasional Visitor

You can use different tracking tool for the purpose. These tools are little expensive initially but they do provide more flexibility tracking and implementing what works best. I'm also using Voluum for my blog, and it works really fine. for sure its expensive but worth using it. have a great day!

Occasional Visitor

This has my vote as well. Would love to simply be able to checkoff who has watched a video or not from our organization. 

Occasional Visitor

I would like to have this functionality updated soon. Since our company enhances online training, it would be definitely helpful if we can track how much the employees interacted with the training videos.

Occasional Visitor

This feature would be so good for Education right now. I have made some videos for my pupils learning at home during the Coronavirus school closure and its very hard to see which student has done the work so I can praise them (and vice versa). I have considered using other platforms such as google classroom with edupuzzle that lets you upload videos but then know how far students have gone through the video.

 

I like the interactivity parts when you can add a quiz at various stages this helps we know who has got that far but they could just be fast forwarding. 

 

Frequent Visitor

I would like to again support the comments above and the recent comment by Teacher_Lyn, and encourage Microsoft to put a push on this given our current remote learning environment needs.  I too am considering using another platform if necessary but would prefer for Microsoft to be able to respond to the immediacy of the COVID situation.

Occasional Visitor

Agreed 100%. My upper management is keen on who's watching their video messages.  

Visitor

With all schools being closed from Coronavirus my teachers really need a way to track what students have watched lectures and other content.  @microsoft we really need to see who watched videos for our school in Stream. 

Occasional Visitor
Our leaders are extremely interested in understanding drop off rates and trends we can pull on our videos.
Occasional Contributor

In the current Covid-19 crisis, it would be great to track which students watched a particular lesson (video).

Occasional Visitor

Our organization would also find it helpful to track who specifically watched a video! 

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Please add a function whereby I can check which users have viewed content I have shared on Stream.

Visitor

We publish training video's internally to Stream so it would be good to be able to see who has viewed a video and how long for etc. Please add this functionality. Thank you.

Occasional Contributor

I'd love to be able to set my students homework on Streams, but I can't without knowing who's completed it! Please sort this feature Microsoft! I'll have to keep using Loom, EdPuzzle or Playpostit - who all do it! :folded_hands:

Occasional Contributor

If staff wanted to check whether students have watched the video, your teachers could add an interactive Microsoft Form at the end of the video to check that the students have grasped the key learning points.

Occasional Contributor

Ahh thats brilliant! I'm going to try it. Thanks so much

Visitor

It's a start and what we have been doing but students quickly found they could skip to the Microsoft Form and answer the questions without ever watching the video. Even if the question was detailed about the video/lecture they can get the answer from a friend and/or Google it. 

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