eFrontPro Tutorials - Adding a course & content from the professor view


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eFrontPro Tutorials - Adding a course & content from the professor view

Video Transcript

Speakers in this video: Jimmy (GetApp) and Chris (eFront)

Chris: As we said, the professor is responsible for managing their courses so here, similar to ... I have a list of courses, but in this case it's the courses that I, as a professor, am responsible for.

So if I got into one of my courses here, what I see first of all, is the home page here. So this is where I add the various types of content that I want, and set up as I then want to deliver it. So click on the content option here. We have various options so I can add a unit, so this is how I add content.

So when adding content, you add content to units, so I'm going to call this a –

Video, video option, so then in order to add the content, we've simplified this process as much as possible. So we've included three sources of content that you can include. The first is the editor, and I'll get onto this in just a moment, but since I've selected it and given it a video name, I'm going to show you how to upload a video.

So from here we have two options. Either we can embed a video from a URL or we can upload a video directly from a file. Selecting the URL option, I can simply answer the URL that I want, so we can get a URL, for example, from a video server like Youtube or Vimeo or any other video server that you want, and then all you have to do is get that URL and then include it here into this option, and then you select them back. This will then be included into the editor directly. You can embed some text above or below as you need, and then as I save this, this is how it would then be shown to the end user.

So that's really how easy it is to include a video. Alternatively if other options that we have for a URL would be, for example, to include a website. So instead of including a link in your content and redirecting users to an external website, what you can do is bring that website within the elements and make it a part of your content, to keep users within the element at all times.

So here if I click 'embed' now, I can see the video, the website. If I click save, this is how it would then be shown to the end user. Of course you can adjust the sizes so it's shown in line and as you want. The good thing is as well that the user can navigate around the website by staying within the elements as you can see, and also any changes that you do on this website will also automatically be reflected in here.

So that's the second option with URLs, and then the third option is, for example, if you have some content on your website but you don't want to include the whole website, you can select this pass option, and this will then include any text that you have that E-Front recognizes on that website into your content, and then you can actually go in and edit it further, and set it up as you want to then be delivered to your users.

Okay, so that's the URL option and the Editor option is where you're just showing the editor with the various formatting options here. You can include links or pictures, or if you really want you can work in code mode as well, and to set up the content as you want.

So if I just save this very quickly – this is just some basic content, but that's the idea. When you add the content to your cost, you can select the completion method as well. So this can either be a button, so the user can click on a button to set it as complete. Alternatively you can set it to be automatic, so users would automatically complete this as soon as the page loads, or you can also select a time limit, and this is useful in cases where you do include a video. For example, you can set a time limit for the length of the video, thereby enforcing users to stay on this page for at least the length of this video.

And then the third option here is a file, and this is where you can select any type of file, so you can include a video directly, or you can include an audio, or you can include some ... content, or Tin Can or PDFs or PowerPoints, so depending on the type of file you select, E-Front will then include it into the editor as required and deliver it to your user as required.

Also, we should point out at this point that E-Front, we've included a converter in the background, so when you do upload videos directly to E-Front, what we do is convert them to MP4s. So we allow you to upload a variety of video formats, but we do convert them to users of MP4 and the reason we do this is because E-Front is responsive so users can log on to a variety of devices and browsers and operating systems. We've seen that MP4 is supported across the board, so this is ensures that the user will be able to view the video without having any specific player on their system.

So you don't have to do any of this, we take care of this in the background, and deliver it to your user as needed.