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Getting started with Sensei Video Courses

Updated on July 6, 2023

If you want to enhance your online courses with engaging video content, this tutorial will guide you through integrating Sensei with video content.

Different ways to integrate videos into your lessons are via the WordPress default Block editor, the Interactive Video Block, the Video Lesson Pattern, or the VideoPress block.

Add Videos via Block Editor.

Sensei Pro supports various video platforms like YouTube, Vimeo etc.

Adding a video is relatively easy: Sensei LMS relies on the WordPress default Media block, which adds any media (including Video and Images) supported by WordPress core to your Courses and Lessons.

To embed a video, you need to copy the embed code from your chosen platform and paste it into the main body of your lesson under ‘Video Embed Code’. This code allows the video to display directly on your lesson page.

The Interactive Video Block

The Interactive Video Block is included in Sensei Pro, and it allows you to add breakpoint(s) to the video to interconnect with the other elements of your lesson – images, text, quizzes, etc.

Read how to make your video more interactive on this tutorial page.

Video Lesson Pattern

The Video Lesson Pattern will make your videos prominent in your lessons, making them the core of the lesson. Read more about the Video Lesson Pattern.

Enhance your lessons with VideoPress.

Sensei Pro can be integrated with VideoPress, a robust video hosting solution from Automattic, the same parent company as Sensei. By combining these two tools, you can create better video courses and provide a seamless learning experience for your students.

Why VideoPress?

Here are some of the key benefits and features that makes VideoPress an ideal choice for online educators::

  • World-Class Video Hosting: With VideoPress, you can upload your videos directly to the cloud and enjoy reliable, high-quality video streaming.
  • Security and Privacy: One of the key concerns when sharing educational content is ensuring the privacy of your videos. VideoPress lets you keep your videos private, ensuring that only your enrolled students can access them.
  • Easy Integration with Sensei: VideoPress seamlessly integrates with Sensei, enabling you to harmoniously combine text-based lessons with engaging video content, providing a dynamic learning experience for your students.

How to Keep Videos Private with VideoPress

Keeping your course videos secure and exclusive to your students is crucial. Fortunately, VideoPress simplifies this process. Here’s how you can ensure the privacy of your videos using VideoPress:

  1. Upload Your Videos: Begin by uploading your course videos to VideoPress. Once uploaded, you can easily manage and organize your videos within the VideoPress dashboard.
  2. Set Video Privacy: Within the VideoPress settings, you can specify the privacy settings for your videos. Select the option to make your videos private, ensuring they are only accessible to your registered learners.
  3. Restrict Access: To further protect your videos, ensure that you restrict access by embedding the videos within your Sensei lessons or course modules. This way, only students who are enrolled in your course will be able to access the videos.

Read more on how to protect downloadable files and videos.

Enabling Learning Mode Video Templates

To maximize the impact of your video courses and provide a consistent learning environment for your students, Sensei offers Learning Mode video templates. These pre-designed templates are optimized for educational content and enhance the learning experience.

More settings

Video settings can be found on the right end of the editor, on the Block tab. From there, you can customize and set up several video settings and options.

Read more about Video Settings.

In conclusion

Creating courses in Sensei LMS with Sensei Pro and videos is a powerful way to engage learners and deliver rich educational experiences.

Hopefully, this tutorial has helped you structure and organize your course content, integrate videos seamlessly, and utilize the various features and settings of Sensei LMS.

A well-designed course provides valuable knowledge and inspires and motivates learners to achieve their learning goals. With Sensei LMS and the video option, you have the tools and flexibility to create compelling and interactive courses that leave a lasting impact.