How a Video CMS Helps Meet Growing Online Learning Needs

Nannette Don
Nannette Don

Why Do You Need a Video CMS?

Video CMS The simple answer is that traditional Content Management Systems and Learning Management Systems aren’t designed to manage video files.

  • Limited File Sizes: CMSs typically limit file sizes and may not even allow the upload of large video files. 
  • Compatibility Issues: A traditional CMS may not support all video file types, meaning videos would have to be converted.
  • Decreased Network Strength: Because videos are large, if you don’t have a Video CMS, they can quickly impair your network operations. making your network slow and unreliable.
  • Security Issues Abound: Public platforms pose security risks. A good Video CMS will enable secured viewing and offer enhanced security features like encrypted connections to prevent unauthorized access to your videos. 

A video content management system not only addresses all of these issues, but can integrate with your existing enterprise systems, including your LMS, CMS, SSO (single sign-on), intranet and website.

The Benefits of a Video Content Management System

A video CMS offers a number of benefits for companies, enterprises and educational institutions of all sizes. 

Searchable, Organized Video Content Increases Accessibility: A Video CMS doesn’t just store video content, but also makes it accessible and searchable. With a video CMS like the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform, users can search not just titles or descriptions, but the video content by any word that appears in the video. This helps speed up looking for specific content, maximizing the functionality of your investment in video.

Support for HD Video Enhances Viewing Experience: HD video offers a better viewing experience for users, but comes with much larger file sizes. Managing these file sizes, particularly for longer videos, requires tools designed for just that purpose. A Video CMS is designed for large video storage; most standard content management systems, in contrast, have been designed for files created in Word or Excel.

Multiple devices with YuJa's Video Platform on the screen.A Video CMS Provides High-quality, Optimized Playback on Any Device: Users today may watch videos on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, and are just as likely to be catching up on work or school-related video content in a library, coffee shop, or on a commuter train as they are to be catching up at home. Offering optimal playback in a variety of situations and on different screen sizes is essential in today’s world. 

Increased Security and Customization of Access Are Essential: A Video CMS provides the ability to secure your internal content and protect copyrights and sensitive information from the public. With a Video CMS, content creators can choose who can view a video, as well as enable others to edit or add content. Customized levels of access to content facilitate increased security and enable different levels of access to groups like students and employees, owners or instructors, and administrators.

A Video CMS Allows Effective Content Sharing: In order to maximize the effectiveness and utility of video content, it needs to be accessible. A video CMS allows creators and viewers to share content on a variety of levels. Content may be made public for marketing or informational purposes. It can be isolated to the internal network of registered users in an Internal Library, or content can be open to only a select group of individuals. This makes it simple to deliver video content to those who need it, while protecting content outside of that group. 

The YuJa Enterprise Video Platform also integrates a highly-scalable video transcoding pipeline that optimizes media for efficient distribution. This includes quick video load times, minimal buffering, and adaptive bitrate streaming on any device.

About YuJa

YuJa is a leader in ed-tech solutions. Our platforms provide organizations of all sizes with the tools to educate, engage, inspire and collaborate. We serve learning organizations of all sizes, within all sectors, including higher-ed, K-12, government, healthcare, non-profit and corporate delivering engaging video experiences. We have legal headquarters in Delaware with primary U.S. offices in Silicon Valley, California and Canadian offices in Toronto.

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