Updated: Apr 25
One of the biggest challenges corporate training and eLearning departments face is developing engaging and compelling training content and courses for their employees. Today, learners expect access to effective corporate training programs without the need to invest massive amounts of time in completing their training activities. Offering video-based training can help you to meet these employee expectations. And many learning managers find that their company already has the video content they need to create effective and engaging training programs.
The Benefits of Video-Based eLearning
The use of video has become a core strategy for many corporate eLearning and training programs. There are now multiple studies that prove that video content can increase learner engagement, comprehension, and long-term retention.
Some of the specific benefits you can expect from video-based training can include:
Most companies struggle to keep their training expenses under control. Video-based training can help to minimize your costs by eliminating the need for live instructors and for printing and sharing training materials while offering the opportunity to re-purpose a single video across multiple courses and programs.
To maximize its usefulness and effectiveness, training needs to be accessible. Video content supports this by allowing learners to access the training content they need, when and where they need it.
Video helps to ensure that the training content you deliver is consistent and standardized with the required message. While live trainers have a tendency to be inconsistent in their content and messaging over time and across courses, video ensures all learners have access to the same, up-to-date content.
One of the challenges of traditional corporate training is in the need for students to keep up with the pace set by the instructor. eLearning-based video training eliminates this need by allowing users to review a video multiple times before moving on to the next section of the course.
LMS Portals: Re-Purposing Video Content for Corporate Training
LMS Portals offers a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system (LMS) that allows our clients and partners to launch and manage multiple, private eLearning environments (portals) to support corporate eLearning and training. The LMS Portals platform includes powerful tools for building and delivering eLearning and corporate training courses and provides the opportunity to include video from YouTube, Vimeo, or in MP4 format.
The system provides for a logical process for the development and customization of learning portals and courses, on-demand.
Name, launch and customize your new eLearning portal
List the training categories, specific to that audience
Structure your courses and add learning content and quizzes
Invite students onto your portal and into the specific courses that are relevant to them
Monitor and report on student progress and success
Including YouTube and Vimeo Content While Protection Your IP
The LMS Portals platform allows you to upload MP4 videos, and also supports the use of video content your organization might already have in a YouTube or Vimeo library. Fortunately both of these platforms provide options for sharing video content to your LMS Portals platform, while protection your intellectual property (IP) through a simple settings selection.
In YouTube, you can choose to mark the video as “unlisted” and in Vimeo you would mark it as “Hide this video from vimeo.com”.