Check viewing figures

For recordings shared in Blackboard, you can easily find out how many students have watched a recording, which sections they have watched most and even which students have watched it. You can do this for an individual lecture, a whole module or across all of your recordings and you can download the data to Excel.

You may find that a particular section of your lecture has a large number of views, which may indicate a particularly difficult topic that students find difficult to understand. You could use this information to shape your teaching in future. You may also be able to identify students who are neither attending lectures nor watching the recordings and thus are at risk of failing.

See stats for an individual lecture

  1. Login to Blackboard and open your course site. Click 'Reflect' Recordings in the menu on the left. (Alternatively you can login to to find your recording.)
  2. Move your mouse over a recording and click the Stats option that appears.
    Stats option
  3. You will see the total numbers of views on each day, which parts of the video have been watched most and who has watched it. To change the time period, choose a different date range from the list on the top right:
    Stats date range
  4. Views and Downloads by Day shows when people watched the video and how long they watched it for.  If the number of Views is greater than the Unique Users then some people have watched the video more than once.
    Views and Downloads by Day
  5. The Viewer Engagement shows how many people have watched each part of the video.
    Viewer engagement
  6. Click the Download button to download the stats to a file that you can open in Excel.

See stats for a whole module

To see overall viewing figures for all recordings in your module folder:

  1. Login to Blackboard and open your course site. Click 'Reflect' Recordings in the menu on the left. (Alternatively you can login to and Browse to find your module folder.)
  2. Click Folder Stats in the top right of the screen
    View folder stats

See stats for all your recordings

  1. Go to the Panopto website (, or go to the 'Reflect Recordings' page in your Blackboard course and click the Open in Panopto button on the top right.
    Open in Panopto
  2. Click the Everything option on the left of the screen.
    Everything option
  3. Click the Stats button in the top right to see viewing figures for all of your recordings.
    Stats button

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