Videos

On your 360Learning platform, you can integrate 2 different types of videos as course documents:

  • Videos saved on your computer
  • Videos hosted on the Internet (YouTube, Dailymotion ...)

Let’s check out our different video-related features!

1 - Integrating videos

2 - Recommended video format 

3 - Integrating videos via Vimeo

4 - Quick focus on video copyright information

5 - Learners: watching videos

 

1 – Integrating videos

A video is added to a course as a document:

  • If the video is saved on your computer, create a new document 
  • You can drag and drop the video, or click on the import button:

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You can also choose excerpts from the video:

  • In the course editing menu, navigate to the video settings
  • Selection the “Select an excerpt of this video” option
  • Use the sliders to define the ranges you want to show:

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2 - Recommended video size 

There are no limitations in terms of size. However, longer videos tend to take longer to import. Just note that heavy HD videos will be converted to 720p. 

There are 2 ways to go around a video that won't load into the platform:

  • If you can, you can break the videos into several parts
  • You can also upload the video into an online hosting system (GoogleDrive for instance) and embedding it into the platform

 

3 - Integrating videos via Vimeo

Sometime an error message will pop up when integrating a Vimeo video:

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This message might be linked to confidentiality issues. The 360Learning platform sends over a request to get the video metadata in order to pre-fill the document tab. However, if you have set up a security exception for your Vimeo video, the platform won't be able to find it online. 

There is a way around this: embed codes! To do so:

  • Click on Share the button on Vimeo Google_Chrome_2018-08-17_16-28-10_2x.png 
  • Copy-and-paste the embed code into the embed code address bar of the platform:

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4 – Quick focus on video copyright information

A video that you’ve imported from a web host remains the property of that site. The platform simply makes it possible for your learners to watch the content and acts as a bridge between learners and the web host. With this is mind, it’s fully authorized, and even encouraged, to include videos from the Internet.

For more information, please consult the terms and conditions of these web hosting services:

https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms

https://www.dailymotion.com/legal

Content subject to copyright:

  • audiovisual content (TV shows, films, online videos)
  • sound recordings and musical compositions
  • written works (conference transcripts, articles, books, music scores)
  • visual works (paintings, advertisements)
  • video games and software
  • dramatic works (plays, musicals)

You can read the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use For Online Video from the CMSI (Center for Media and Social Impact) here: http://www.cmsimpact.org/fair-use/related-materials/codes/code-best-practices-fair-use-online-video

Creative Commons Licenses: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/

Best practices:

  • Always include the name of the author and the source of the resources you use
  • Use Google Advanced Search:http://www.google.fr/advanced_searchand select the “usage right” that you need

 

5 – Learners: watching videos

A - The video won’t load/loads poorly

There may be several reasons why the video isn’t loading properly:

  • Try emptying your web browser cache (more information here)
  • Check your Internet speed, a poor Internet connection may hinder the launch / video playback. Click here to check your connection seed.
  • We also recommend that you use Google Chrome for an optimal platform experience.
  • Update your Adobe Flash Player: check out this article for more information

B - Have a good quality video with reduced bandwidth

We recommend that you use a conversion tool, such as Handbrake

Compress the video using the following settings:

  • Video Average Bitrate: 416 kbps
  • 2-pass encoding
  • Picture Settings (resolution): 960x540 (pixels)
  • Audio bitrate: 96
  • See the settings on the following screenshots:

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Upload the compressed video to the platform. Video quality will be good, even with reduced bandwidth.

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