Geenio Update — Video and Audio Lectures

Jun 16, 2017

It is the way of the world that since the very childhood we are guided by tutors and mentors that help us learn. First, it is our parents, then teachers in kindergarten and school. We get used to hearing their reassuring voices, and grow up expecting to always have a wise mentor by our side. However, when you find yourself at a new workplace, more often than not you are expected to self-study with the help of professional literature and online courses.

But still, we yearn to hear a voice of a kindly teacher, one that would help us make sense of the new information. Can it be done wIth E-Learning? As a matter of fact, yes, it can. Keep in mind that the time of a company’s leading experts is both valuable and expensive. Having them train and mentor new hires or current employees on a regular basis is very disruptive and not really feasible.

Audio and Video lectures

There is a way to record and preserve the wisdom of the experts without having to bother them time and time again with requests to conduct a training session. What you need to do is to involve the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the process of course creation. This way you can not only take advantage of their expertise and knowledge, but record their voice or even their video to accompany the course.

Geenio now gives you the ability to create video and audio lectures. Arrange pages in a sequence, as desired, add a voice recording or a video, and have the pages flip automatically at the right time with the help of a timeline.

You can create your own video lecture with the help of these easy to follow steps. Try now!

  1. Browse and sign up for a free account.

  2. Go to “Courses”, click the green plus sign icon and select “Create”.

  3. Type the course name and click “Create” once again.

  4. Drag a “Lesson” object from the panel on the left to the pathboard.

  5. Double click the lesson you’ve just added.

  6. On the panel on the left, click the bottommost button - “Add audio/video track”.

  7. In the bottom left corner, click "Upload video/audio file” and upload the desired file.

  8. Once your audio or video has been imported, click the “Edit” button in the upper right corner to open the lesson’s title page for editing.

  9. You will get to the first page of the lesson. Add any images or text.

  10. Click the plus sign icon at the bottom of the list of pages to add images or text to the second page.

  11. Click “Add audio/video track” once again.

  12. Click “Unbound pages” above the miniaturized video and drag the page to the timeline, positioning it right behind the first one.

  13. Close the page, click the created lesson and then the eye icon to enjoy the fruit of your labour.

This way besides simply adding text and multimedia content to your pages, you can supplement them with off-screen narration or with a video recording of a mentor. Having been conditioned from childhood to listen to the teacher’s voice, we find listening to narration much more natural than reading from a screen. Truly, audio and video lectures help you take your course-building game to the next level!

Narrated presentations

You can also add videos or audio to imported PPT presentations and PDF documents. This way you can create simple online courses on a very tight schedule. Upload a presentation to Geenio, add audio or video, et voila! One basic E-Learning course, ready to serve.

Once you’ve added audio or video, you can use the timeline to change the order in which individual pages are displayed, and also to set up the exact moment any given page appears on the screen. In the settings menu you can enable auto-play and give learners the ability to fast forward.

Audio and video lectures open up a whole new world of possibilities before course makers. How you will make use of them is up to you, but we can say one thing for certain: the latest Geenio update will help instructional designers bring their boldest ideas to life.