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Are you recording CFUG meetings? Check out this tip to track how many visits you get

If you're a CFUG manager who may be taking advantage of the really nice offer from Adobe for us to use Connect to broadcast and/or record user group meetings, here's a nice tip for being able to track how many people have viewed the recording.

It turns out you can move a "Recorded Meeting" to the "Content Area" of your Connect account, so that Connect will treat the recorded version as "Content". Once you move it, you will now have access to the report section for the "content" (including the count of users who accessed the recorded version).

(Thanks to "Alain" on the Connect forums for sharing that answer when I asked about the challenge.)

Once you move it, you may wonder where to find it in the Connect Admin interface. You generally work in the "meetings" area, but you'll see a link in the top navbar next to that saying "content". That's where the recorded meeting is moved. Any URL for the recording remains the same.

What's more the count reflects all views since you recorded it, not just since you moved it.

One gotcha to watch out for: be sure to check the permissions on the recording, as the move could change the permissions. (Update 11/07: there was a time when I observed that the permissions would change, but recently I observe that I no longer need to do that.) Check "set permissions" while looking at the list of meetings at Content>My Content.

For more on the notion of user group managers using Connect, see the links below.

Comments
Very nice! 109 views for Kev McCabe's VM preso....
# Posted By Stephen Moretti | 10/19/06 6:16 AM
Charlie,

Thanks for the heads up on this. I'm giving my first preso to our Nashville CFUG next week (on OO with Model Glue:Unity), and this will be a nice tip for me to pass on to Aaron (trajiklyhip.com).

BTW, Josh and Vince were telling me at CFUnited the you and I met our wives in very similar ways. Next time I'm down Atlanta way (I grew up in Marietta) I'll have to get some tips on places to go. Thanks again for this post.
# Posted By Cutter | 10/21/06 12:36 AM
Hey Charlie, I'd love to be able to view the preso hit counts but I'm not seeing the folder you say the preso needs to be moved to. Can you elaborate further on where exactly preso's need to be moved?

Thanks.
# Posted By Aaron West | 11/11/06 3:13 PM
As a follow-up to Aaron's request from last month, I have since created a video demonstrating how to do this. See:

http://carehart.org/...
# Posted By Charlie Arehart | 12/8/06 9:44 PM
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