In our latest eLearning webinar, gomo video’s Product Owner, Jeff Fissel, shows us what we need to know to leverage video in our learning strategy. Our own, Mike Alcock, and Thom Tate, were there too! We had a slew of excellent questions from our attendees that Jeff, Mike, and Thom have answered. Below are some of the questions-and-answers from our live webinar, ‘How to Leverage Video in your Learning Strategy’.

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Q1: Can you describe how gomo video lets you organize video content into a shareable library?

Jeff: Libraries are called “containers” in gomo Video. Each container can have its own set of security/permissions determining who can view, edit, share, comment, and more. You can share an individual video from that container or share the entire container. Think of containers like folders on your desktop. You can have videos in containers and you can have containers inside containers. The architecture is up to you and you can place controls down to an individual video.

Q2: When questions and comments are made “in-video”, who receives those question? Can questions be assigned to anyone?

Jeff:  You can assign an individual or group of individuals to receive those messages, which may come in the form of questions or comments. It does not have to be the presenters and the assigned person or group can change over time.

Q3: Where is the video stored?

Mike: We use AWS (Amazon Web Services). For more context on AWS and how gomo leverages AWS, take a look at our recent ebook, ‘The Power of Security and Cloud-Based Authoring Tool features.

Q4: Can the translations be reviewed and modified easily? For example, I have clients in Puerto Rico, and we’ve found that there are particular words that are a little different from standard Spanish.

Jeff:  Yes, you can do that. You can do it easily within the web interface or you can download the VTT (Video Text Tracks) file and edit it offline and then re-upload it to your video.  

Q5: I use Adobe Captivate to add interaction and highlights to my screen shares. Can that be done via gomo?

Jeff: You can use gomo video’s moment-in-time commenting functionality to highlight areas of interest within the video. You could also upload your Captivate to gomo video and then utilize gomo video’s features like adding chapters and layering in collaboration opportunities.

Q6: So gomo automatically adds closed captions…so I would just need to review and edit it?

Jeff: That is correct. We’ve found that Google’s natural language processing creates captions with 90%+ accuracy. As long as the video presenter speaks clearly, you should realize an accuracy percentage in the 90s.

Q7: Can the closed captions be downloaded into a Word or PDF document?

Jeff: Yes. Downloads are in a standard VTT file which can be opened in any text editor.  

Q8: Can you talk about tagging and metadata?

Jeff: You can add custom tags to describe videos for search, sort, and filtering. You can also use chapters and comments as moment-in-time tags within a video.

Q9: Do we have video stats outside of an LMS and how specific are they?

Jeff: Yes, we track the video wherever it lives and those metrics are analyzed in gomo video reports. And, yes, they are very specific – down to the millisecond on viewing! 

In gomo video, we concentrate on two key categories of metrics:

  • compliance metrics which report on who watched and what percentage of a video was watched
  • and engagement metrics reporting on what parts of the videos people are watching, skipping, and asking the most questions or comments about

Q10: Can we restrict video viewing to an Internet domain?

Jeff: Yes, you can use our group and role-based permission system to control access.

Q11: gomo currently doesn’t remember a learner’s selection of a closed caption language inside of a course, forcing them to reselect the same language each time a video starts. Is this being addressed?

Jeff: gomo video does remember the user’s language preference and will use that the next time the person watches a video or visits the platform. gomo authoring is not currently supporting this but we are working on a viable solution.

Q12: If working with Spanish speaking groups, is it possible to translate ALL content on the class site?

Jeff: Yes, but today we only do “speech to text” on English videos. The technology supports other languages – we just need to add it into the system.  

Q13: How does the pricing work?

Thom: Pricing is based on the number of learners accessing the videos. We have multiple stages, so it is easily scalable. Just let us know that number and we can get you pricing. 

Q14: Are we able to buy just the gomo video option, or do we have to subscribe to the whole suite (authoring and hosting too)?

Thom: Yes, you can currently buy just gomo video. You can reach out to Mike Alcock for more information.

Q15: Do you offer a trial?  And can we see if gomo video can be supported by our LMS?

Jeff: Yes! Contact Jeff to set up a trial.

Q16: Can you explain the gomo hosting feature more? What would be the pros and cons of using our own LMS vs gomo hosting?

Jeff: You can add a collection of video content to your LMS. You can also add a single video or a piece of a video to your LMS. gomo videos can live anywhere and we recommend that you let them live everywhere. The content should be available in the LMS and anywhere else your employees search for answers.

If you want to have multiple distribution options, you will want to use gomo hosting rather than your LMS. Here’s one quick example of how gomo hosting rises above the LMS: a lot of the time when new people need onboarding training, it may take a while for them to get a laptop to start training. By using gomo hosting, they can access it from any device immediately.

Q17: Can security settings be added to the materials? I deal with proprietary info, so security is important.

Jeff: gomo video specializes in security. In the product, you would tie into single sign on so that it would be secure to your enterprise. Plus, fine grained ACLs (access control lists) or group/enterprise level controls allow you to lock down some things and open others.

Q18: What levels of interaction, such as hot spots and quizzes, can be incorporated into gomo video?

Thom: Once you put a gomo video into a gomo course, you have the full capabilities of gomo, including quizzes, hot spot interactions, and more.

Thank you for your great questions!

Missed the gomo webinar? Don’t worry, you can find the full recording here.

If you’d like to experience gomo for yourself, or want to find out how to leverage video in your learning strategy, get in touch to start creating beautiful, multi-device learning today.

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