Taming the Video Beast: How to Integrate Video into Your Learning Programs (Part 2)

Guest Contributorby Ari Bixhorn | Posted | Learning

Taming the Video Beast: How to Integrate Video into Your Learning Programs (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a two-part series about integrating video into your LMS. Read part one here.

All of the recent advances in video usability would be for naught if it weren’t also possible to integrate video with the existing learning infrastructure. Specifically, the videos hosted in a VCMS should feel like a core part of the corporate e-learning experience, which for many organizations, resides within the LMS.

Typically, the integration of a video CMS and an LMS consists of three parts:

  • Single sign-on: The username and password that employees use to sign in to the corporate LMS should also automatically sign them into the VCMS. This ensures that employees can access videos without the need to remember and enter another set of credentials. It also simplifies access management for IT administrators.
  • Video embedding: Learning and development teams should be able to easily embed individual videos as well as video playlists into formal and informal learning activities throughout the LMS.
  • SCORM: To track viewing and completion rates of learning videos, the VCMS should automatically pass the SCORM manifest to the LMS.

Recently, Saba released an update that enables companies to integrate Saba Cloud with Panopto’s video content management system. The integration provides single sign-on between the systems and enables teams to bring video content to the Saba Cloud activity stream, informal learning modules, and formal courses. Future releases of Saba Cloud will introduce SCORM exchange and other capabilities to the integration.

By bringing together the broad e-learning capabilities of the LMS with the video-specific functionality of the VCMS, L&D teams have the tools they need to make video a central part of their employees’ professional development. This opens new opportunities to use video at scale for both formal and informal learning activities:

  • Recording every ILT session for on-demand, anytime access
  • Live streaming training events to remote offices and employees
  • Creating onboarding videos for new hires
  • Capturing offboarding videos to preserve the knowledge of exiting employees
  • Training sales reps through the use of recorded role-play exercises
  • Exchanging employee insights through video-based social learning

More importantly, by integrating video into the core learning experience, learning professionals can provide employees with what they increasingly want—a more engaging medium to develop new skills, share best practices, and access learning content at the time of need from any device.

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