Kaltura - Using Learning Analytics in Kaltura
This document describes Kaltura features and provides links to additional resources about learning analytics.
Kaltura Analytics for Individual Media Links
What are individual media links?
Individual media links go directly to one video or audio file (a media entry) for playback in Kaltura Mediaspace.
How should I use individual media links?
Individual media links can be shared in any way, including through email or embedded into websites. In Canvas, use the integrated Embed Kaltura Media icon to embed content.(The Learner Engagement Analytics Dashboard or LEAD will also include Kaltura analytics when media is embedded using this method.)
What learning analytics data can I access for individual media links?
Kaltura analytics for individual media links includes items such as number of plays, number of unique viewers, total minutes viewed and the average completion rate. These metrics can be broken down into data for each user.
What are some ways I can use learning analytics data from individual media links?
Kaltura analytics for individual media links can show hot spots in video viewership. These show which portions of a video were viewed more than others and the average drop-off rate (when do you lose viewers).
You can also display viewership over time to see when a video was most often viewed (for example,whether it was reviewed often before an exam).
Where can I get more information about individual media links, or about learning analytics?
This Knowledge Center page shows how to view analytics for an individual media link.
Kaltura Analytics for Media Channels
What are media channels?
A channel is a user-curated collection of related media and playlists in Kaltura MediaSpace. They can be configured to be open collaborative collections or private collections restricted to only certain individuals.
How should I use media channels?
Use a channel to upload, group and share media items in Kaltura Mediaspace. For example, you might have a media channel for each class that you teach, to make it easier to locate and update class lectures. You can then view analytics for the channel as a whole, digging deeper into each video or viewer if desired.
What learning analytics data can I access for media channels?
Kaltura analytics for channels includes items such as number of plays, number of unique viewers, total minutes viewed and the average completion rate. These metrics can be broken down into data for each individual video or per user. You can also see Top Videos based on a combination of usage metrics.
What are some ways I can use learning analytics data from media channels?
Kaltura analytics for channels can show trends in what videos are viewed more frequently than others, measured by plays, minutes viewed and completion rates.
Where can I get more information about media channels?
- Kaltura - Using channels in Kaltura MediaSpace discusses using channels
- Kaltura - Reviewing analytics in MediaSpace channels (UW-Madison) discusses channel analytics.
Kaltura Analytics for Kaltura Gallery within Canvas
What is a Kaltura Gallery within Canvas?
Kaltura Gallery is a shared repository of media for a course in Canvas that is visible to all instructors and students within the course. Both instructors and students can contribute media to a Kaltura media gallery.
How should I use Kaltura Galleries within Canvas?
Kaltura Gallery is one option for grouping videos to share with all users of a Canvas course. The Gallery can be moderated so any published videos need to be approved before they are visible to others. Playlists can be used to further organize videos, such as by lectures, assignments, or other content type.
Note: It is generally not recommended that instructors use this as the primary method of sharing media with your students because it can look like a large repository of media students may browse or access without context - especially if additional work isn't done to organize the media into playlists.
What learning analytics data can I access for Kaltura Galleries within Canvas?
Analytics for Kaltura Galleries includes items such as:
number of plays
number of unique viewers
total minutes viewed
average completion rate
These metrics can be broken down into data for each individual video or per user. You can also see Top Videos based on a combination of usage metrics.
Note: The top videos are selected based on a unique algorithm that takes into consideration parameters such as the amount of plays, unique viewers, and average view period and scores them in comparison to other videos in the account. In addition to the categories score, you can also see the number of plays, unique viewers and average view period for each video.
What are some ways I can use learning analytics data from Kaltura Galleries within Canvas?
Kaltura analytics for channels can show trends in what videos are more successful than others, measured by:
You can view analytics for specific videos or users, and identify trends using variables such as viewing completion rates and course success.
How do I activate Kaltura Galleries in my Canvas course?
Kaltura - Using "Kaltura Gallery" course media galleries and analytics in Canvas shows how to enable the Kaltura Gallery for a course.
Where can I get more information about Kaltura Galleries within Canvas, or about learning analytics?Kaltura - Using "Kaltura Gallery" course media galleries and analytics in Canvas discusses Kaltura Galleries and analytics in Canvas.
Kaltura Analytics for Video Quizzes
What are video quizzes?
Kaltura video quizzes can be used as self-checks for students to allow them to pause and answer a question to determine whether they listened and understood what they just watched.
How should I use video quizzes?
Kaltura video quizzes are only recommended for ungraded student self-testing and preparation.While Kaltura video quizzes can be used as Canvas assignments we do not currently recommend that due to reliability issues with the Canvas Gradebook integration and Kaltura video quizzes.
What learning analytics data can I access for video quizzes?
Video quiz analytics includes the same data as standard videos plus summaries of your quiz questions and student answers.
What are some ways I can use learning analytics data from video quizzes?
Video quiz analytics can be viewed as all questions and responses or by individual student’s answers.
You can see patterns of student responses - for example, if many students miss the same question, perhaps the video content is confusing or incomplete, or the question needs to be reworked. Looking at one student’s responses might indicate where they could use additional support.
Where can I get more information about video quizzes, or about learning analytics?
- Kaltura - Adding questions to your videos with Kaltura video quizzes discusses adding questions to your videos
- Kaltura - Accessing video quiz analytics in Kaltura MediaSpace and deleting a student's quiz score covers video quiz analytics.
For additional information on learning analytics at UW-Madison, please visit the learning analytics guide, What are the pedagogical uses of learning analytics?