Let’s be real. Your material is never safe online.
A user can save a page, can get screenshots of your content, can convert a page to PDF or even capture your entire videos with a screen-recorder. From the moment something appears on a computer screen, one can get a copy of it. Here at LearnWorlds, we use domain restricted access to your videos and PDFs, which makes the life of potential copiers a little bit more difficult.
Also, with our new interactive video player, we offer you something extra: The ability to add your logo, the viewer’s email or even a viewer unique ID as a watermark onto your video.
Navigate to "Settings" - ''School Settings'' and then "Copyright Protection".
Under "Video watermark settings" you get the following options:
1Display school logo
With this option on, your school logo will be displayed on each video. This way, even if your video is illegally distributed, it will be visible that it belongs to you. It will look like this:
2 Display School name
This option displays the school name on each video. This way, it will visible that the video is yours and is property of your school:
3 Display user email
This option displays the email of the user/student who watches the video. This means that if you ever find your video uploaded somewhere online without your permission, you will be able to trace it back to the email of the user who leaked it. It will look like this:
4Display user ID (unique identifier)
Similar to the user email idea, this option adds a unique ID to your video, depending on the user who watches it. It will look like this:
And you can place those elements anywhere!
Although these settings are quite useful, we have seen many times online the logo on a video we watch just covered with a black area, hiding its original creator.
We got you covered on that end as well! You can specify the position of the watermark or let it move randomly during the video.
Let’s see what it will be like:
It is up to you which one or how many of these you will use. For example, if you choose all three, the result will look like this:
And now let’s go to the PDF protection - our new exciting feature! Again, you can choose what you want to display on the file (School logo, school name, user email, user id) and where you want to display it.
For example, if you choose “diagonal left”, the result will look like this:
If you choose “bottom” it will look like this:
You can change the watermark’s transparency (30%, 60%, 80%, 95%).
So, if you choose for example 60% transparency the result will look like this:
You can change also the watermark’s size.
For example, if you choose a small watermark on the left side it will look like this:
So, with these simple steps, you have managed the access and the copyright of your files. Another great asset here is that you can always preview the changes you make with the watermark.
One last important tip, in case you upload PDF files that are password locked the watermark and security mechanism, would not be applied and the original file would be presented to the users.
Please note that the watermark feature is available in the Learning Center plan and above.
What is available on all plans are the options below:
You can choose if you want to let students download your files.
You can choose if you want to let students copy content from your PDFs (either from your course player or if downloaded).
You can choose if you want to let your users print your PDFs.