UbiBlog - Tips for creating and managing your eLearning videos

How to convince your colleagues to share their knowledge in video?

As you are often told on this blog, video has become essential in the business world. For internal, external communications, video support or training: it is the tool of choice to engage the team and create a a rich database.

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5 mistakes to avoid in recording courses and training

My recording system contains no automation

The teaching staff and the “technical department” of schools can waste a lot of time configuring and manipulating recording tools. Not to mention production, editing and publishing. Automation on some or all aspects saves a lot of time.

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5 tips to optimize the evaluations of your eLearning programs

In eLearning training programs, quizzes, or other MCQs are tools for assessing and validating learning. This is very appreciated by the eLearners: they can check the good understanding of the modules and measure their efforts. So how to make relevant quizzes and how to use them wisely?

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10 tips to record yourself with a webcam

Your eyes and the webcam should be at the same level

Many do not change the place of their computers. This is a mistake because the desktop is usually situated too low. This way, you only film the ceiling and your face is seen from the bottom which is not the most flattering.

I advise you to raise your computer with a box or a few books. Also do not put it too close to your face, to evaluate a good distance count an unfolded arm between your screen and your eyes.


The light is essential

Who has not already watched videos where the person is half hidden by an annoying twilight, it is really annoying because we want to see the face of the person who is talking “to us”. The webcams’ sensors are very small, so a lot of lighting is needed to ensure that the image is captured clearly.

During the day, try to face a window and if the sun dazzles just pull the curtains. In darker rooms, it is necessary to increase the brightness of your screens to the maximum and if possible to add a light in front of you.


Talk watching your camera

To give your audience the impression that you are talking directly to them, it is highly recommended to watch the webcam and not the screen. Otherwise your viewers will feel that you are dealing with something else and their interest can quickly evaporate.

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Using the green screen in your video: good or bad idea?

A Chroma key allows inlays in photos and videos. It is a technique that has long been exclusively used by the film industry. Technically, the goal here is to superpose, usually an actor, to a set that has been filmed or created on a computer.

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Who has the best role to create training videos?

In an eLearning training program the role of the SME (Subject Matter Expert) is quite clear: he/she shares knowledge, expertise and experience. The SME is a big help for the choice of resources and in verifying the accuracy of the information delivered. The pedagogical designer is active on the organizational part and on the pedagogical supervision of the training (he can manage the LMS for example). The collaboration of the two roles is, as we shall see, essential to create a comprehensive and engaging training program.

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How to use video for onboarding?

We saw in the previous article why video is a great onboarding tool. Now let’s see how to use it to welcome your new employees in the best conditions.

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Why use video for onboarding?

“Onboarding, also known as organizational socialization, refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the required knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders.”(thank you Wikipedia) Why is this step so important? Because it allows the ne new employees to be operational faster and to have a good first experience within the company, which will make them want to stay professionally involved longer.

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How to organize your online video platform

You have your videos ready, you downloaded them on your video platform but everything is a bit messy? It’s the moment to step back a moment and think about the organization of your video platform. Maintaining an easy-to-use interface is not hard, you just need to follow a few guidelines.

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How long should my eLearning video be?

Wondering how long should a video be, it’s as asking the question: how long a human can be focused? Today this question is all the more pertinent as our increasingly multi-tasking functions and easy access to any information at any time, have transformed our concentration skills.

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