Winter Statistics

The last penultimate day of exams is a great time to take a look back at the statistics so far this academic year. In short, you’ve recorded and watched more than ever before.

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Those of you who recorded sessions during the previous academic year may have noticed they’ve taken longer to process this year, here’s why:

2012/13 2013/14 Percentage change
Sessions recorded 1,941 3,234 66.615
Hours recorded 1,899 3,264 71.88
Disk space GBs 576 1,000 73.611

Dates: 17/09/2012 – 20/01/2013 and 23/09/2013 – 24/01/2014

If your session was recorded first thing in the morning, you probably haven’t noticed much more of a delay between you finishing and receiving the email to say the session is ready. However, a queue gradually builds up during the day. On busy days, sessions recorded in the evening aren’t available until 6am the next morning. Although this is well within the 24 hour turnaround, we’re doubling our capacity for processing, and hope to have this ready in the next couple of weeks.

This time last year, the 5,000th session was recorded

The increase in recordings this term has resulted in another milestone – our 10,000th session was recorded this week. (I never did get that chocolate biscuit)


2012/13 2013/14 Percentage change
Views 70,464 133,714 89.762
Hours Viewed 25,129 50,443 100.736

Dates: 17/09/2012 – 20/01/2013 and 23/09/2013 – 24/01/2014

Stats Jan 2014

Our busiest week, the last week of vacation, saw 505,568 minutes of content streamed to 2,346 of our students across 19,353 views – more than we’ve ever done before.

Compare this year so far with previous years use.






Find out how to get statistics for your sessions in Aston Replay.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics logged 105,254 visits between 23/09/2013 – 24/01/2014. Of these, 20,122 were from devices on campus.


United Kingdom
United States
Saudi Arabia


Desktop 103,473
Mobile 1,012
Tablet 858

Note these only include visits to – not views via the Panopto iOS app


Chrome 54,207
Internet Explorer 23,607
Safari 13,441
Firefox 11,676
Mozilla 1,135
Internet Explorer versions

I wouldn’t normally go into this much depth, but a number of the tools we offer either no longer support earlier versions of Internet Explorer, or will be phasing support out this year.

10.0 7,575
7.0 7,113
11.0 4,467
8.0 2,586
9.0 1,879
6.0 2

Worryingly, six thousand of those visiting using IE 7 were coming from computers at Aston. It looks like we’ve got some upgrading to do!

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  1. Worryingly, six thousand of those visiting using IE 7 were coming from computers at Aston. It looks like we’ve got some upgrading to do! OUCH!!

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