You’ve been waiting for it, and now it’s here! In addition to the existing option to integrate videos hosted on YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion into your Beekast sessions, now you can also directly insert video files in the 3GP, AAC, AVI, FLV, MP4 and MPEG-2 video formats.
If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated by restrictions on access to video platforms or the need to post your videos to a hosting site before importing them into your Beekast session, rest assured: those days are over! You can now choose from a mix of multiple sources to integrate your video content and liven up your meetings, training sessions and events.
How do I import a video into Beekast?
Two options are now available:
- Load your content directly into your session
- Add a slide and paste a link to the desired YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion video into the dedicated field
Why should I integrate video files into my Beekast sessions?
Video is everywhere these days. It’s everyone’s preferred form of media, in both our personal and professional lives. Whether it’s to communicate a message in seconds, collaborate remotely, take part in a training session or just add a human touch to our interactions, video has earned a long-term place in most companies’ tool kits. So why not take advantage of this trend to make your presentations more engaging?
Video in the flipped classroom
The flipped classroom is an innovative learning model that turns traditional learning methods on their heads and focuses on putting knowledge into practice. Learners study independently outside of class, using learning materials provided by the instructor, then put what they’ve learned into practice in face-to-face sessions with the group and the instructor.
Text slides, technical diagrams and videos are the most appropriate content types for facilitating independent learning. So why not liven up your training materials with short videos that encourage learners and enhance their learning experience?
→ Tip: Film yourself giving instructions for each step of the training session, then publish the videos in your Beekast session.
Video for debriefing after a training
When hosting a training session, imagine if the learners could see themselves putting their newfound knowledge into practice. That’s the goal of a video debriefing: learners are filmed putting what they’ve learned into practice, and the videos are then shared with their peers, who react in real time and provide constructive comments. Taking a step back to evaluate and be evaluated by our peers helps us to reinforce our newly acquired skills while also learning from others. It’s a great way to validate our experience and to become more fully aware of what we’ve learned.
→ Tip: Simply film your learners with a smartphone or tablet while they’re putting their knowledge into practice, then publish your video in your Beekast session.
Video for your meetings
Are you organising a meeting on a topic that you’d like to illustrate with a concrete example or real situation? It’s a perfect opportunity to upload a video from your smartphone or tablet and integrate it directly into your Beekast session. Participants can react directly to the content of the video, discuss it and exchange ideas.
→ Example: During a sales presentation, ask your employees for permission to film them. Then post the video in a Beekast session to get the sales team’s reactions to their performance in their presentations.
Video to liven up your presentations
Do you need to share a large amount of information, but worry about losing your audience’s interest with a long speech? Switch up the dynamic in your presentation by integrating a video of your audience as you’re speaking to them. It’s a simple way to break the ice and create a friendly, light-hearted atmosphere before presenting your core messages.
Integrating video files directly into your slides gives you more flexibility in how you use Beekast. Explore all the different possibilities by testing different ways of using video directly in your Beekast session.