How Can You Use Interactive Videos Effectively In eLearning

While usage of videos in online training is an established practice, it is interactive video that is seen as the next big thing for eLearning and mobile learning. In this article, I outline how you can use interactive videos effectively in eLearning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Free Webinar: Trends In Training And Learning Management

On November 21, I’m doing a virtual session covering the biggest trends in training and learning management! Just in time for the new year. The audience is always super involved, which keeps things entertaining.

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Here is the session description:

Join Adobe’s Senior Learning Evangelist Katrina Marie Baker for this lively conversation about the latest trends in training & development. Based on recent studies and research, the session will explore what people are doing in organizations around the world, and how organizations can achieve great results with modern learning programs.

Katrina Marie Baker will discuss the:

  • Impetus behind creating and developing virtual universities
  • Growing demand to encourage learner immersion and ongoing engagement
  • Rise of mobile learning
  • Role of skill-based learning in business training
  • Use of gamification for learner engagement and motivation
  • Ongoing expectations of learners for video
  • Proving the value of your learning program through more relevant reporting

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4 Ways To Use Video In eLearning (Plus Expert Tips)

From adverts to social media to YouTube, the video has become ingrained in modern life. So it’s no surprise that we look to it in order to make our learning memorable. But with lots of different video styles to choose from, how do you know which one is the best for your learning goals and your budget? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

How To Take Advantage Of Video In Training

Interactive video learning is becoming more and more popular today, especially among younger generations. For the trainer, creating effective training videos has become essential if he wants to be able to engage his learners. Knowing that this challenge is shared by learning professionals everywhere, here are some tips on how to take advantage of video in training in order to maximize results. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

State of Video in Education 2018

Der Herausgeber dieses Reports, Kaltura, ist Anbieter von Video-Plattformen und weiterer Dienste rund ums Medium und damit kein unbefangener Berichterstatter. Aber der Blick auf die Umfragedaten (mit Schwerpunkten auf Higher Education und Nordamerika), die sie zusammengetragen und ausgewertet haben, ist ganz interessant. Es gibt Kapitel zur Video-Nutzung und Video-Technologien (Platforms, Video Features, Lecture Capture). Am Ende ein kurzer Blick nach vorne. Hier heißt es, dass folgende Video-Technologien an Bedeutung gewinnen werden: Interactive videos, self-paced curriculums, predictive analytics, auto-scoring und VR/AR/360 video.
Kaltura, Oktober 2018 (pdf)

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Upgrade Your Training With 5 Interactive Video Strategies

The usage of videos for learning is well established, but the trend you should watch out for and adopt is the interactive video. In this article, I show you 5 interactive video strategies that you can use to create high-impact online training.

Interactive Video Strategies To Enhance Your Training

The fact that videos continue to be a popular choice for learning is well known. Just take a look at the following stats that re-affirm why investment in video based learning makes sense.

  • There are 22 billion daily video views: Snapchat (10 billion), Facebook (8 billion), and YouTube (4 billion).
  • By the end of 2018, 75% of workers at large organizations will interact with various kinds of video more than three times daily (Gartner Research).
  • 59% of senior executives agree that if both text and video are available on the same topic on the same page, they prefer to watch the video (Digital Information World).
  • Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it in the text (WireBuzz).

What Is Driving The Wider Usage Of Video Based Learning Strategies?

Video based learning is seeing a wider adoption on account of the acceleration of a couple of other trends.

  • Increased adoption of mobile learning
    Till a few years ago, the usage of mobile learning – providing anytime, anywhere access and, particularly, learning on the go – was deemed as a “good-to-have” component of the overall training delivery. Today, most organizations see this as a “must-have” component. The change from traditional eLearning to mobile training is also undergoing another significant change. Mobile learning solutions are now being designed to be primarily consumed on smartphones (mobile-first training solutions). As an extension, many of the formats that are commonly used on smartphones are also part of the learning strategy. Videos for learning and apps for learning are on the top of this list.
  • Increased adoption of microlearning
    With the maturing of microlearning based techniques, they are being used to offer both formal structured training as well as informal training. They are a great fit to promote social or collaborative learning. The combination of microlearning and videos leading to microlearning videos that are bite-sized had seen an increase. Learners love consuming these short videos on the go. These videos can be used to complement or supplement formal training, and with equal ease, as job aids or Performance Support Tools.

What Are The Key Differences Between An Interactive Video Based Strategy Versus A Classic Video?

Videos, or the classic videos, are a great option for learning, as they offer a high-impact and engaging format. However, they do not provide any control to the learner beyond the play/pause/stop.

This is certainly not a challenge when you have short videos, but it can impede the learning impact when:

  1. The videos are longer (running into a few minutes of run length).
  2. Organizations want to track the learner’s progress on the LMS.
  3. Organizations want to check-point (through assessments) to ensure that the learner is on track.

The interactive video based strategies bring in precisely this control to provide interactivity in videos, and this is similar to the interactions available in eLearning courses. What’s more significant is that they can be tracked on the LMS.

The value-adds through interactive videos are many.


  • Now, you can have longer run length videos so that you are able to meet the specific learning outcome. Yet, you can continue to engage the learner through interactions.
  • You can integrate quizzes and assessments to validate the learner’s progress.
  • You can provide branching options. Depending on the choices that the learner makes at specified decision-making points, he or she will see a different learning path.
  • You can track the learner progress as the output is SCORM compatible.

What Are The Key Gains You Will See As You Integrate Interactive Video Strategies In Your Training Delivery?

Research shows that the impact of an interactive video is 10 times that of a classic video. Furthermore, there are ways in which the adoption of interactive video based strategies will improve the learning experience and the training impact.

  1. It appeals to all learner profiles.
  2. It offers higher learner engagement quotient.
  3. It provides better recall and retention.
  4. It enables you to track the learner.
  5. It enables you to check-point and assess learning.
  6. It can be used in combination with other techniques to amplify the impact.

How Can Interactive Video Based Strategies Be Used For Various Corporate Training Needs?

Interactive video based strategies can be easily integrated into your training delivery to offer formal, informal, and on-the-job training. They can be used to support Intructor-Led Training or, in short, ILT.

I share my recommendations of 5 interactive video strategies:

  1. Use them as microlearning nuggets and offer them as a learning path.
  2. Design them to offer formal training, as well as for Performance Support (job aids).
  3. Integrate other interesting components like gamification.
  4. Offer personalization options (from a repository of assets).
  5. Curation (from YouTube).

5 Examples Featuring Interactive Video Based Strategies

Now, I pick 5 examples from our vast repository that feature varied interactive video based strategies.

1. Microlearning-Based Interactive Video For Conceptual Learning

This approach combines interactions (corresponding to the learning interactions of the eLearning courses) to create high-impact learning experiences.

Microlearning-Based Interactive Video For Conceptual Learning

Microlearning-Based Interactive Video For Conceptual Learning

2. Interactive Videos Featuring Experts

Interactive videos can be perfect for building explainer videos. Learners are enthusiastic about expert advice and guidance. By using infographics and typography based animations to support the expert’s dialogues, it creates an immersive virtual classroom experience. Additionally, interactions of various types at specific junctures make learning effective.

Interactive Videos Featuring Experts

Interactive Videos Featuring Experts

3. Virtual Classroom Delivered Using Interactive Video Format

The ease and flexibility of accessing them on the go make webcasts/podcasts ideal for Performance Support. They come with the added advantage of being brief and entertaining, much to the liking of present-day learners.

Virtual Classroom Delivered Using Interactive Video Format

Virtual Classroom Delivered Using Interactive Video Format

4. Skill Development Training Using Interactive Videos

While the impact of video based training is immense, they are tough to use when you have longer run-lengths. The challenge of passivity can become a showstopper. You can flip this by opting for interactive video based learning that provides a range of user interactions (including assessments and branching based on the learner’s response).

Skill Development Training Using Interactive Videos

Skill Development Training Using Interactive Videos

5. Scenario-Based, Decision-Making Training Using Interactive Videos (YouTube Videos)

It offers an interactive video framework with several features that make it an extremely useful tool for organizations to offer effective video based learning. The solution is built using our interactive video framework to integrate YouTube videos into a SCORM-based eLearning framework. We can add interactivities by pausing videos at specific cue points and bring in interactions like click to reveal content, questions in various formats, hotspots etc.

Scenario-Based, Decision-Making Training Using Interactive Videos (YouTube Videos)

Scenario-Based, Decision-Making Training Using Interactive Videos (YouTube Videos)

I hope this article provides compelling reasons why you should integrate interactive video based strategies into your training delivery.

I am sure the featured examples give you the required insight on how you can use interactive video based strategies in your organization (for formal training, informal training, and to support Instructor-Led Training).


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5 Ways to Increase the Impact of Your Interactive Video Based Learning

Various organizations have been using videos as a part of their training deliveries for a long time now. Nowadays, interactive videos are becoming the trend and organizations are starting to opt for it. Video based learning strategies have always yielded positive results for businesses. They are seeing a wider acceleration in adoption because of a few other upcoming trends.

The change from traditional eLearning strategies to Mobile Learning strategies is seeing a prominent rise. Most of the formats for Mobile Learning strategies that are now being designed to be primarily consumed on smartphones make use of videos. Microlearning based techniques are also being used to both formal as well as informal learning. Microlearning used in combination with videos can be used as job aids or as Performance Support Tools.

Recent research indicates that an interactive video impacts learning 10 times more than a classic video.

The following are 5 ways you can use interactive video based learning strategies in your corporate training

As you have seen, the adoption of interactive video based learning strategies can create high-impact learning experiences. It appeals to all learner profiles, offers higher learner engagement quotient, provides better recall and retention, enables you to track the learner, enables you to check-point and assess learning, and can be used in combination with other techniques to amplify the impact.


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Interactive video KC overlay not jumping to bookmark

My overlay KC slides were not navigating back to the bookmarks as expected.  In fact, answering correctly or incorrectly would continue to the next slide and skip the remaining portion of the video and all remaining video overlays.  To correct the problem I had to ensure that “Allow Backward Movement” was selected in Quiz Preferences > Settings.

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Interactive Videos for the Win

The 2019 release of Adobe Captivate contained a lot of exciting new features and updates. It was a forgone conclusion in my mind that Interactive Videos would be the stand out feature. I was immediately cast back to crafting DVD menus in Adobe Encore and began to think of the promise of all the things that would now be possible in the era of Interactive Videos.

Virtual Reality and 360 media are firmly planted in the future of training. However, the possibilities created by the introduction Interactive Video not only impact the future, but can proliferate through existing media and what I’m creating now.

I’m not alone in my thinking.

Lieve Weymeis has 10 years of experience answering questions in forums and other social media. She said, “Interactive Video is without any doubt my favourite new feature in Captivate 2019.‘s Paul Wilson said, “VR is cool, and everything but I predict that the breakthrough feature of Adobe Captivate 2019 will be the new Interactive Video feature.

I’ve read several posts that indicate others have taken a hard look at the feature and are figuring out where it fits into their workflows. Recently, user NYC1 asked about using the video bookmarks for navigation without relying on overlays. Lieve Weymeis swiftly conceived a use case: Interactive Video (CP2019): Navigation button.

I had been thinking of those video bookmarks and how fast I could create a menu system that hearkened back to those old DVD menus I used to make. So, I grabbed an old YouTube video and used the bookmarks and overlays to quickly construct a menu. Maybe not the ideal solution with the necessary overlay duplication, but I was able to use SmartShapes as buttons to directly link to the bookmarks without the use of Advanced Actions or JavaScript.

I’ve uploaded the source and HTML5 publish for your perusal. Comment below and let me know what you think. I can’t wait to hear what everyone is doing with this feature.

Interactive Video Menu Source File



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