Both students and instructors have access to a "heatmap" button in the classroom, located on the right side of the playback bar as shown in the below figure. The Heatmap is a graphical overlay, that appears above the video playback bar, and indicates what segments of the video have been viewed most often by users in this section.
For instructors, this information can be useful to know what portions of the lecture students found most interesting or confusing. For example, if the audio is garbled, students may have to view some segment multiple times to understand what is being said or demonstrated.
For students, this information can be useful to know what portions of the lecture other students are reviewing most often in order to ensure you are getting all of the lecture material needed to understand the topic.
The heatmap button is a toggle, meaning you click it once to turn it on, then click it again to remove it.
Keep in mind a few things about what information the classroom heatmap is showing:
- It includes both student and instructor views of the video
- It includes only views from classrooms in this section
- It is a "relative" mapping of views, showing which portions of the video have been viewed more than others, and which sections have not been viewed at all (if applicable).
If the same video is published to multiple classes in the same section, the view data is for views across all classes in the section. If the same video is published to multiple sections, the classroom heatmap only shows view data from the section you are currently in.