Video and Media Players in E-Learning #112

Video Players in E-Learning #112: Challenge | Recap

Whether you’re showing smartphone, webcam, interviews, or animated backgrounds, video is a great way to enhance your content and engage learners. In this week’s challenge, we’ll look at creative ways for presenting one or more videos in your e-learning projects. First, let’s take a look at a few examples shared in the community.

Media Gallery Interaction

Here's a simple media gallery designed in portrait mode to showcase a series of videos.

Media Gallery Interaction

View demo | Learn more | Video tutorials | PowerPoint | Storyline

Video Player with Thumbnails

This media gallery player features scrolling thumbnails combined with drag-and-drop to play a series of video. Visual feedback is provided after each video is viewed. 

Video Player with Thumbnails

View the example | Learn more | Michael Hinze

Drag & Drop Video Loader

Here’s another idea for using drag-and-drop to load and play tutorial videos. Here’s another idea for using drag-and-drop to load and play tutorial videos. This interaction features a thumbnail preview and description after each item is dropped on the loader.

Drag & Drop Video Loader

View the example | Learn more & download | Tom Kuhlmann

Media Gallery Interaction

This flat and elegant video player uses a tabs-style menu to load and play videos. You can download the source file from this community discussion.

Media Gallery Interaction

View the example | Learn more & download | David Lindenberg

Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to share an interaction for presenting videos in e-learning courses. Your entry can feature multiple videos using a gallery layout or it can be used to present a single video.


Check out the following challenges and recaps for even more ways video can be used in e-learning:

Free Stock Videos

Here are some resources that provide free, high-quality videos you can use in your examples:

  • Coverr offers free videos for your homepage or e-learning courses
  • Pexels is another great resource for free stock videos

Last Year’s Challenge:

Before you switch on the creativity, take a look at how Pantone’s color of the year is being used in e-learning courses:

E-Learning Color of the Year #111

Pantone Color of the Year #111: Challenge | Recap


Wishing you a video-tastic week, E-Learning Heroes!

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The weekly challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

Joanna Kurpiewska
Chuck Jones
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Lynn Wahl

Here's to my first attempt at a Weekly Challenge: This was tricky, as I couldn't find any way to change states on the videos to have them show on top based on a trigger. The videos are separate files from the background which had a transparent "hole" for the tv screen, so I needed to stack the videos one on top of the other behind the background scene to have them appear within the television (which means that layers weren't working either). I ended up creating four separate slides: one for the intro screen, and one each for the videos. The pile of tapes have hotspots to trigger the videos playing. This one has a very Fallout video game feel to it. Might be useful as a way of highlighting ... Expand

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