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It is believed that the world generates about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. In these times, where data needs to be structured more than ever, enterprises constantly look for content management solutions that provide them several levels of content organization and access control.
VIDIZMO allows you to containerize related digital media content together (images, audio, video, and quiz) as Collections. The ability to arrange content together for greater flexibility of assigning access rights to it, as well as smoother playback experience, adds immense value to a business's content management workflow. An example of VIDIZMO media collection can be a planned course consisting of video lessons, documented notes, pictorial flow diagrams to aid learning, quizzes for educational assessment etc.
Use Case Scenarios
There are many ways a collection can be helpful for any content management organization. It can be used from the educational institutions for creating online courses to the HR departments for the recruitment process and corporate video training. Below discussed are a few use cases for the collections.
A Collection of Digital Evidence – Case
The management of digital evidence is rapidly evolving due to the diverse nature of the evidence which includes images, videos from surveillance cameras, crime scene documentation, voice call recordings, etc. Therefore, effectively accessing evidence for case prosecution is a challenge that comes with the rapid growth of digital evidence.
VIDIZMO’s Digital Evidence Management (DEM) enables law enforcement agencies to store, manage and analyze ever-increasing digital evidence collected from various sources. In DEM a case is the Collection for all types of digital evidence related to a crime. A case can create a unified incident view, allowing for all relevant digital evidence tied to a single event to be easily found, processed and packaged for judicial partners – saving valuable time and resources that are becoming a growing concern.
Corporate Video Training – A Course
Corporate training videos are digital presentations develop to train employees, educate them, and discuss best practices in the workplace. It combines recorded audios and supporting visual content.
VIDIZMO’s Collection is an innovative approach towards training and learning by combining streaming video content with other learning resources such as Presentations, Office Documents, images, Quizzes, etc. and combine them into a course. In this way, the learning content is easily stored in an approachable, searchable and analytical way. The users who are meant to learn can find, play, rewind, bookmark, or even download the content.
VIDIZMO also offers Virtual Academy, which is specially designed for corporate video training and learning. Click here to learn more about Virtual Academy.
Collection Options in VIDIZMO
Collection Creation: VIDIZMO offers a simple and intuitive Collection creation process and any Moderator+ user is authorized to create and design a collection. It only takes 4 steps to create a collection.
- Go to the Collection creation page, from the add media (+) button.
- Select the create collection option.
- Give your collection a suitable title.
- Drag and drop the desired/logically related media in the collection creation panel and click next to finish collection creation.
Sorting Media: Media in the collection can be sort/arranged by the creator in a specific order, so the end-user can view/hear it in that sequence. But the end-user is not restricted to experience the media in that order.
Search: Enables a user to search for the required content to be added to the collection.
Count: This keeps track of the number of media files added in the collection.
Media Settings: After the fourth step in collection creation, the user will be redirected to the Media Settings. Here, after adjusting Basic Setting, Publish and Access the collection can be published.
When an end-user selects a collection, the playback page is loaded. This page is similar to the playback of media with a few distinctions. To learn more about the playback page, read Understanding Playback Page.
Collection Navigation Panel
The collection navigation panel can be view or hide using the toggle arrow button. It comprises all the media content in the collection a user can view the media in sequence or by selecting the media of choice.
The Information tab comprises of details about a collection. This includes the Title, Published date, Description, Tags, Categories, Author name, and Custom Attributes.
The Transcription Pane appears only for the media that has closed captions uploaded within the collection. Through transcription pane, a user can search a term, edit or download the transcript, vary the transcript font size and navigate to a specific time by using timed comments in transcripts.
Feedback and Other Media Controls
From the Feedback Bar present on the bottom right-hand side of the player, you can give your feedback on the collection. These feedback and other media options include:
- Add media to learning plan(s)
- Like/dislike the selected collection content.
- Share the media to social channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., or share via email.
- Add that media to favorite.
- Download collection media.
- Embed media to external web pages.
- Comment on any media in the collection.
Note: The feedback works individually on the selected media content of the collection.
Collection Management - Media Manager
In media manager, VIDIZMO offers the following management options for a collection.
From the Settings tab, the user can modify the collections’ Basic, Publish and Access settings.
VIDIZMO allows its users to analyze usage of your uploaded content on a continuous basis. VIDIZMO generates these analytics for every collection being created, helping users to assess its performance from various perspectives. You can read more analytics, read: Understanding Media Analytics.
Quality of Experience(QoE)
VIDIZMO provides out-of-the-box analytics to its customers for tracking the end-user's Quality of Experience (QoE). Read more about it here: Understanding Media Quality of Experience (QoE).
This enables the user to add, remove and change the order of the content within the collection.