Video is a great format for grabbing your learners attention, and is consistently proven to be one of the most preferred ways to learn. In this article, we'll show how to import a video to Learn LMS, ready to share with your people. Watch the video below to see how, or follow the written steps below:
Step one: Create a video Lesson
Videos are added to Learn LMS as Lessons. The first step is to navigate to the Lesson area, and select New to create a new Lesson:
Step two: Specify the Lesson properties
Select the Lesson type 'Video', and populate the mandatory fields: Lesson code, Lesson title, and Lesson duration. When all mandatory fields are complete, select 'Submit' to save the changes and create the Lesson.
Step three: upload a video
From the Lesson administration menu, select Video properties. Then, select the video to upload - either mp4 or mov file types are acceptable. Then, select Submit. Learn LMS will then upload and encode the video. Until that process is complete, the video is not available to learners, so wait until the upload and encode is complete before sharing the Lesson with learners.
Note: Closed captions will be added to all newly uploaded videos. This helps with accessibility but also helps with information retention and engagement. The system auto-detects the language and adds closed captions in that language. A list of supported languages for this is shown at the end of this article.
Within this screen you can choose to set a percentage of the video which needs to be watched before the video can be considered as passed. This option allows you to set a minimum percentage of a video to be watched before that video can be considered complete.
- Set a minimum percentage against different videos.
- Learners cannot ‘scrub’ forward on the player bar until the minimum percentage has been met. Learners can still rewind which means they can go back and recap on parts of the video that they have already watched.
- In progress status functionality – Learn will now remember where a learner has got to within a video and then, when they restart the video, it will launch them from the same place.
You can choose to add DRM copy protection to your video. This adds additional security for your Intellectual Property but prevents the imagery and audio from the video being shared by your people. If this is applied then screen sharing of this video will not be possible.
You can also set whether you want review mode to be set on/off for this video. If it is set to on then your learners will be able to watch the video (once they have passed) without creating a new result for that lesson. You can find our more about review mode here.
Step four: share with your people
Once the upload and processing is complete, your lesson is ready to go. Select 'Course' from the Lesson administration menu, select a Course, and share with your learners.
Video lessons can be put into elective lesson sets, courses and accreditations. It is another learning format to use within your learning curriculums.
Supported languages for closed caption detection
- Arabic ('ar-BH', 'ar-EG', 'ar-IQ', 'ar-JO', 'ar-KW', 'ar-LB', 'ar-OM', 'ar-QA', 'ar-SA' and 'ar-SY')
- Brazilian Portuguese ('pt-BR')
- Chinese ('zh-CN')
- English ('en-US', 'en-GB' and 'en-AU')
- Finnish ('fi-FI')
- French ('fr-FR' and 'fr-CA')
- German ('de-DE')
- Hebrew (he-IL)
- Hindi ('hi-IN'), Korean ('ko-KR')
- Italian ('it-IT')
- Japanese ('ja-JP')
- Norwegian ('nb-NO')
- Persian ('fa-IR')
- Portugal Portuguese ('pt-PT')
- Russian ('ru-RU')
- Spanish ('es-ES' and 'es-MX')
- Swedish ('sv-SE')
- Thai ('th-TH')
- Turkish ('tr-TR')
Based on your feedback, we have also added the ability to turn off the auto-generated closed captions. You can find this on the new video and eLearning set-up page.