Videos

You can integrate 2 different types of videos as course documents in the 360Learning platform:

  • Videos from your computer
  • Videos hosted on the Internet (YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Google Drive, etc.)

 


Add a video inside a module

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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If you choose to import a video from the Web:

  • Create a new document-type activity
  • Copy-and-paste the video URL into the address bar 

You can trim the video:

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

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Recommended video size 

You can upload videos regardless of their size. However, the heavier the video, the longer it takes to load it into the platform.

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

  • If you can, break down 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

 

Add a hosted video

Add a video from Vimeo

You can embed videos with the Privacy settings "Anyone", or "People with the private link".

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  1. In the page of your video, click Share

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  2. Click in the field Embed and copy the full integration code

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  3. In the 360Learning platform, add a Document in a course

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  4. Paste the embed code from Vimeo in the section Paste an embed code (below the section Paste a web link)

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💡 You can additionally restrict the viewing of Vimeo videos on specific domains.

In the privacy settings of the video, select the dropdown "Where can this be embedded", and choose "Specific domains".

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Add the domain of your platform (use your customized URL, if you have one), and click "+".

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Then, click "Save" at the bottom of the page.

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Add a video from Google Drive

You can only access the embed code of a Google Drive video by opening it in a new window.

  1. From Google Drive, double-click on your video to play it
  2. In the top-right corner, click the icon with the 3 vertical dots, then select Open in a new window

  3. In the new tab, click again on the icon with the 3 vertical dots, then select Embed item



  4. Copy the generated link

  5. You can then paste that code in the field Embed, in the platform

  

Add a YouTube livestream video

You can add a YouTube livestream video in a course, with the following steps:

  1. Enable Live Streaming on your YouTube channel
  2. Follow the process to embed a YouTube video on the 360Learning platform

You can find out more about live streaming in YouTube.

About 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 in 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:

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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_search and select the “usage right” that you need

 

Playing videos

Videos will launch differently depending on their format:

  • If you uploaded the video from your desktop: the video will launch automatically
  • If you uploaded the video via a Youtube URL: the video will launch when you click on it
  • If you uploaded the video via an embed code: the video will launch when you click on it

 

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 speed.
  • 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
  • Not enough bandwidth to play videos? Don't hesitate to switch video quality to SD:

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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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