Video activities allow for greater flexibility and versatility in your content offerings. They are especially useful as an alternative to live video sessions where learners can engage with your content at their own pace.
In this article, we’ll dive into how to create and manage a video activity.
Head over to your admin dashboard.
Click Content > +New.
Click Video in the dropdown menu.
Name your video file.
Upload your video file. The file size limit is 3GB.
Once your video file is uploaded, it will begin processing. During that time, you have the option to add a description to the video file if applicable.
The video will appear at the top of your activity within the page header, with the uploaded cover image for the video on display.
Alternatively, if a cover image is not added to your video, the activity will use the first frame of your video as a cover image.
Upload a Cover Image
Upload a cover image for your video file within the Properties > General > Display > Cover Art settings menu.
Upload captions within the Properties > Advanced > Advanced File Properties settings of your activity. The caption file must be WebVTT format (*.vtt).
Allow Public View
Set your video activity to public view within the Properties > Catalog > Public Properties > Public View settings menu.
Public video activities will prompt users to sign in or create an account before they can stream content.
To enable or disable auto-completion for this activity type, head over to the Properties > Enrollment > Auto Complete Videos settings.
Please note that enabling this will automatically complete a video activity once there are 30 seconds remaining in the video, or 6 seconds remaining for videos under 1 minute long.
For more information on managing activity properties, click the link below:
Have viewers open video activities at specific timestamps by providing bookmark links. Click the Get Bookmark Link icon and set a timestamp before sharing the bookmark link.
The Learner Experience
When a learner navigates to their video activity, they’ll see the video file in addition to any descriptions added to the video. If they open the activity via a bookmark link, the video will start at a specific timestamp.
If the activity is set to public view and the learner is not logged in, they will be prompted to log in when they press the play button. Learners are able to mark a video activity as complete unless the Auto Complete Videos property has been enabled for the activity.
Video Activities in a Path
When added sequentially to a path, video activities display an Up Next modal with an accompanying countdown - as seen below.
Learners can select the Play Now button to navigate to the next video or select Cancel to close the modal and remain on the current activity.
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