We know how much important is to engage your students. This is why we have made your videos even more special with our brand new Video Player. 

The new video player is fully mobile-friendly and the navigation for the users has become a piece of cake. Not only the experience is more fluent and comfortable, from now on there is the possibility to add interactive elements to your videos (titles, images, pointers, your logo, etc) which your users can view while they are watching them in the course player (hint: the colors of the video player and the templates match the color scheme of your school which makes your brand more robust look and feel). 

This takes their experience to a whole new level and one thing is for sure, they will love your videos even more. Fully customizable videos by you! Awesome, right? So let us introduce you to some of the basic features of the new video player:

1 The interaction of a learner inside a video is pretty much the same. The user can play, pause, replay, seek, increase or decrease volume and enter full-screen mode. 

2 The video bar now has a position indicator (ball/handler) with which the learner can see exactly where he/she is in the video and respectively move the video in a certain position with precision. Specifically, when the learner “hovers over” the progress bar he can see exactly at what point in the video he will go once he clicks.

3 You can set up the Video storage preferences, by following the steps in this article. By navigating to Settings -> Video -> Player Appearance, you can choose a skin that matches your brand and fits better with the content and style of your video.  Keep in mind that the skin applies only if you are using the LearnWorlds Interactive Video Player.

4 The video of the lesson will start automatically for the learner if you have enabled the “Autoplay videos” option. Navigate for your admin menu to Settings -> Video -> Player Setup  (please note that in iOS devices the autoplay is disabled and the user has to tap on the “play” button).

5 Furthermore, you are able to determine the time at which the Video bar is shown.

6 You can set the opacity of the video bar.

7 Or you can copyright and protect your videos by adding your very own watermark.

In addition, you have the handy option to set up all the Transcript settings, like the Transcript text size, scroll behavior, default status, text colors, and make it downloadable. Please note that the Transcript feature is available on Learning Center and the above plans.

In case you have activated the Learning Center plan or higher, you will find additional information about the remaining transcription time, now processing transcripts, total transcription time, and active transcription packages on the "Transcription services" section. If you wish to get some extra transcription time you can click on the "Ask the support team for more time".

9 The learner can easily choose the playback rate he prefers and watches the video at his own pace.

10 It is also possible for the learner to select the captions that you have uploaded in a specific video.

Please note that this applies when Vimeo has been selected as the Video provider in Settings -> Video -> Provider and the videos are uploaded to a Vimeo Pro or higher account). 

Keyboard shortcuts= life made simple. The learner has the ability to use keyboard shortcuts to change the settings of the video. 

The functions are as follows:

-Space: Play / Pause video

-ArrowUp: + 10% Volume

-ArrowDown: -10% Volume

-ArrowRight: The video progresses by 5 seconds

-ArrowLeft: The video turns back 5 seconds

-F: Enter/Exit fullscreen

Last but not least, the most awesome feature of all. Within the brand new video player, you can insert titles, text, images, headings, etc in order to make your videos truly unique. Check a sneak peek below: