The Category Page Views filter shows the usability of content that may have been shared in other channels or courses. You can compare and filter the data for the category within and without the play context. Through the Category Page Views section you can see the content within the category that is viewed and then shared the most.
After you add an entry in KMC or KMS analytics are collected from that point on. You can see the analytics for the entry through the analytics dashboard. However, only after the entry is added to a category. analytics for the entry are counted in the category analytics.
In KMS every play in your category is counted. If your entry is in a few categories, that play is counted multiple times. The Category Page Views filter provides a concise snap of the analytics for a selected category.
Users can watch an entry from a category, however, the media may appear somewhere else as an embed code. The media is still in the category (within context) but the playback is not played within the context of the channel.
For example, the following analytics shows that about half of the plays are within the context of the category, and the rest of the plays are out of context, perhaps viewed from links or embed code that was shared. This analytic is relevant to applications only.
The Category Page Views display plays a strong role in the LMS integrations where in most cases embeds are not allowed and the values should be for plays and viewers in context only,
If you do not have any applications, the numbers should be zero, since there are no plays within an application.
Using the Category Performance Over Time graph you can display the main category playback as compared to context playback.
To filter the Category Page Views click Filter. The analytics for the selected category is displayed.
The Highlights Section displays the following as related to the category you selected to view:
- Number of player impressions
- Number of plays - shown for the category as compared to the total amount of plays for this shared content in other categories
- Number of Unique Viewers
- Number of Minutes Viewed
You can also click on the Parent category to go up one level in the category hierarchy. The analytics display will then show the analytics for all the categories underneath the parent category.
As a reference for analytics terms and definitions, please see the Advanced Analytics Terminology article.