Videos in Lessons

This article will outline how admins/ authors can use videos within their lessons.

Video content is a great learning tool that is often used within most learning programmes. Video is a very diverse media tool, as it can be used in many ways e.g. to give demonstrations or share important information with learners. It is a powerful tool and here, at EdApp, we have created a number of templates to help admins and authors use videos within their lessons. 

*Useful to note - we support mp4 video formats and the recommended size of videos is 10 MB. Videos larger than this may impact the learner's experience on the app. 

To access these templates, first you will need to create a course and then a lesson. You will then be able to access the authoring tool and the content library by clicking on "add a new slide" to the bottom right-hand side of your screen.

Video Collection template - this template allows admins/authors to add multiple videos to the same slide. Videos can be dragged and dropped into the upload box or selected from the relevant folder on your computer by clicking the upload box. A thumbnail can also be uploaded as the cover image of the video, this can be JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF or SVG. The recommended size for the thumbnail is 600 X 200 px. 

 

Video Slide template - this template allows admins/authors to upload videos to the lesson via drag and drop or browsing computer files. There are a number of options that also can be configured on this template.

  • Play on Demand - the video will play on demand rather than being downloaded all at once which is recommended for longer videos. This means there will be less video buffering time.
  • Auto Play - this will begin the video as the learner reaches the slide.
  • Auto Progress - this will automatically move the learner on to the next slide once the video is complete.
  • Always Show Skip Button - the skip button allows users to not watch the video. If the video is going to be mandatory, we recommend unticking this box.

*Useful to note. To condense the size of a video, utilise programmes like HandBrake or other online tools. 

 

Vimeo Video template - Admins/authors can add Vimeo links to this template in order to stream Vimeo directly to their lessons. Select the share option on Vimeo and copy the video ID to the template. This video must be on public to be viewed through EdApp.

*Useful to note - this template will be unavailable to use in offline mode

 

YouTube Video template - Admins/authors can add YouTube links to this template in order to stream YouTube directly to their lessons. Once on the YouTube video, look at the browser URL bar and select the code that you find after "/watch?v=". Copy and paste the code into the template to configure the YouTube video. This video must be on public to be viewed through EdApp.

*Useful to note - this template will be unavailable to use in offline mode

You can't prohibit users from skipping videos on Vimeo or Youtube.