Technical Instructions for Program
Installation on Your Intranet or
Learning Management System
How to Install the Videos
You will need:
- You will receive the videos in DVD format.
- Use a program such as MOVAVI Video Converter (about $60) to convert each video to individual flash video files (with flv extension). Each video is between 25 and 45 MB. You can reduce the file size and get very good quality by converting it to 75% quality.
- Most hospitals already have a video delivery program – to deliver patient education videos, for example. Use this same approach if possible. Otherwise, you will need software for delivering flash video.
- You can contract with an external hosting service, such as Screencast (about $100 / year) or Web Video Zone. Occasionally, an organization’s network doesn’t have enough internet bandwidth to support external streaming media and you might need to host the videos on an internal web server.
How to Install the Materials
- An internal web server
- A flash video plug-in, such as Floplayer (about $350) that enables you to play videos from that internal server. Floplayer delivers flash video much like You Tube does.
(facilitator guides, worksheets, posters, recognition tools, reminder cards, assessment quizzes, etc.)
Once you load the entire program, there is no maintenance needed.
- You’ll need a web-based sharing product (such as Sharepoint) which enables you to create a library of pdf documents.
- You then design your portal or screen with the videos listed alongside the list of pdf documents.
See this example
from WellSpan Health. (After an administrative assistant loaded the materials pdfs onto Sharepoint, WellSpan’s IT person spent at the most 20 hours to set up the entire program.)
- Assessment Quiz: If you have a Learning Management System, it’s easy to load the assessment quiz and with some systems the materials as well.
For more information contact us.
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