Advanced Video Tracking feature was introduced with GrassBlade xAPI Companion v2.0. Users can also upload their videos as xAPI Content on WordPress.
This feature works with the help of xAPI Video Profile 1.0 and it is the first product that adopted this video profile.
Now, you can upload and track user activities with these video formats:
- HLS (.m3u8)
- MPEG Dash (.mpd)
- Audio (MP3 etc.)
- i. Resume: You come back to the same video, and it starts from where you left. So, you can seamlessly pause on mobile, and resume on PC.
- It means if you didn’t watch the full video in one go. When you revisit the page and play the video again, it will continue from the same point where you left.
- ii. Completion: xAPI Video Profile corrects the distorted meaning of video completion. So far most, if not all, video completion features only checked if you reached the end.
- Now, it checks if you have watched all parts of the video. So, jumping around ain’t gonna help it.
- Additionally, you can set a percentage for completion.
- iii. HeatMap: You can actually see and visualize what parts of the video were watched, or left, or repeated, or repeated multiple times. Very very powerful in analyzing what parts of the video might have issues, like bad audio, or boring content, or interesting content.
- iv. Completion: If you enable completion tracking in xAPI video, it will hide the Mark Complete button in all the integrating LMSes, and automatically completes the lesson, topic, or quiz in the background. You can also use advanced completion behavior with video content.
To provide a better understanding of the video performance, we added this Video Report in the GrassBlade Cloud LRS. You can test it by going through the link given below.
The top section mainly consists of four key elements:
- Total Learners: It shows the total number of learner attempted the video content or say played the content.
- Time on Video: It is the average time spent on the video content per learner.
- Total Sessions: It is the total number of times video played by the learners.
- Time on Video: The average time spent by the learner in every session.
- Video Length: It is the full length of the video.
- Time on Video: It is the total time spent by all the learners while watching the video.
- Learners Completed: It shows the total number of learner completed the video out of the total number of learners attempted the video content.
- Progress per user: It is the overall progress of the leaners.
To view this report, go to your GrassBlade Cloud LRS > All Activities > Select any video activity and expand the Video Report tab.
Try it yourself in GrassBlade Cloud LRS
How to use it?
First, you have to add your video for advanced video tracking in the xAPI Content section.
Now add it on any WordPress page or post, you can add it in your LMS lessons too.
Data being tracked
With GrassBlade xAPI Companion, you can track each and every activity of the user, like:
- Play (played)
- Pause (paused)
- Completion (completed)
- Volume Change (interacted)
- Skipping (seeked)
- Full Screen (interacted)
Every activity is recorded and sent to your connected Learning Record Store as an xAPI Statement.
Advanced Video Tracking is a feature we’re working on for a long time. As you might know, we’re the key contributor to the development of xAPI Video Profile 1.0. Also, we’re the first to introduce this feature in our plugin.
If you want to switch back to old video tracking, read switching to old video tracking.
Hope you find these features useful. If you have any comments, suggestions, or feature requests feel free to drop a message in the comment section below or contact us.