When you’re building an online course website, you want to make sure you’re including interactive elements for your members. This allows them to have a more personalized experience with your courses. Here’s how you can create interactive YouTube videos to increase member interaction.
My name is Lori Ballen and I’m a digital marketing strategist, speaker
Vizia Interactive YouTube Video Creator
Vizia is a software that allows you to upload your YouTube URL into their program to turn it into an interactive video.
You can get started with Vizia for free here.
Upload Your Video to Vizia
To start creating your interactive video, you must first grab your video URL from YouTube and paste it into your Vizia account in the “New Video” section.
Select the orange “continue” button to move onto the next step.
What Are The Interactive Video Elements?
The interactive video elements that you can include are:
- Call to Action
The Quiz element allows your users to answer a question and get a total at the end of the video on how many they got correct.
The Poll element allows you to survey your video viewers to see which option they select/prefer.
The Response element allows for you to ask a question to your viewers and have them respond with a free-form field.
How to Add an Interactive Video Element
After submitting your video to Vizia, you can play the video to find where you want to add your interactive elements.
An orange bar will appear while your video is playing to show you where you are in the video so you can easily add the element exactly where you want it.
Simply click on the spot on the bar that you want to add the element and select which type of element you want to add.
Complete the required information for that element, then select the orange “save” button to save the element.
Publishing Your Vizia Video
Once you are done adding all the elements you would like to include, be sure to title your video and select the orange “update” button to save your changes.
Sharing and Embedding Your Video
Vizia provides you with a share link that you can share with others that is hosted on their website.
For the purpose of building a course, it is recommended to use their video embed code and embed the video into your courses.
In this example, we are using the Teachable online course website.
Simply copy the embed code provided in Vizia and place it within the “code” element (or html area) on your course platform where you woudl like the video to be placed.
We use a specific html code on Teachable to make our videos responsive. Check out the video below to learn how.
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