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Michael Anderson

Ralph, I believe you should be able to host the video file(s) on an internal web server. You could then use the free VideoJS player to embed the videos in your Storyline course, pointing to the video file on the server. I have a sample project file on my website that shows how to use the VideoJS player with Storyline. http://andersonelearning.com/Demos/index.html

Can you tell us a little more about the project, such as: Will you be breaking up the video into smaller parts, has the video already been encoded to its most efficient size, what kind of interaction with the video will you require from within Storyline?

With this kind of somewhat unique setup, it would be prudent to run a test of the setup before developing your entire course around it. Let me know if you need any help with this or if you would just like me to test out the whole scenario here to make sure that will all work for you. 

Ralph Nichols

Michael,

The class has three components: Storybook 2 tutorial slides, the 10.3gb video file, and Storybook 2 Quiz slides. My idea is that one of the tutorial slides will be used to launch the video and when the video ends the first quiz slide appears.

I believe simplest approach is to have the video file on an internal server and a tutorial slide has the link to the server which a student clicks to start the video. At the end of the video timeline, the first quiz slide appears. I am concerned that the transition from the video back to the tutorial will occur gracefully every time. I developed another class a couple of years ago and had issues periodically with the transition from video back to the tutorial.

This has become an internal political issue. We have two IT organizations. One for the business I work in which uses extreme security measures thus no Internet and the other IT organization supports other business entities within our company and uses the Internet extensively. This class is intended to serve both business components. The IT guys are fighting over where the video file should reside.

I was unaware of VideoJS. I am going to look into using it. Thanks.

I really appreciate your response. Thanks again.

Ralph Nichols
Trainer
Yavapai Gaming Agency
P.O. Box 10190
Prescott, AZ 86304
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Michael Anderson

Ralph, I understand your restrictions with regards to accessing the Internet. Hopefully security is not so tight that IT will allow you to setup (or setup for you) an internal web server to host the video file.

If you are playing the video within your course, I can't see any problem with transitioning back to the tutorial portion.

I believe Brightcove uses the VideoJS player also, if that gives it an credence.

Let me know if you need any help on this.

Ralph Nichols

Michael,

I just got my answer from the IT guys. No internal web server. So we will load the class on two other servers and deal with two versions of the same class.

Sometimes working here is like the spastic kid eating an ice cream cone ... in the ear!

Ralph Nichols
Trainer
Yavapai Gaming Agency
P. O. Box 10190
Prescott, AZ 86304
(928) 515-5146

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