Once a single video or a playlist is created, interactivity can be added. This can include in-line questions and attached, non-video resources. The portal not only delivers these on demand, it also tracks usage, captures answers to questions, and records comments or questions for the instructor.
Finally, training videos in a learning portal can be assigned to one or more groups or learning paths—to be viewed by the appropriate users in any place or time.
Clearly, these steps can be applied to other training scenarios. However, online video is uniquely suited to software training. It is typically viewed on the same device as the software itself, making individual practice sessions inherently simple. It also maximizes the limited resources of a developer’s experts—who often do much more than training.
In the fast-paced, ever-changing world of software, well-managed and interactive video training can be a godsend.