What is a Training Video?
A training video production is a video that is specifically designed to teach a skill or provide information on a particular topic. Training videos are often used as a supplement to traditional forms of training, such as in-person lectures or workshops, and can be an effective way to deliver information to learners in a visual and interactive format. Training videos can cover a wide range of topics, from how to use a piece of software or equipment to how to perform a specific task or procedure. Training videos can be used for a variety of purposes, including onboarding new employees, providing ongoing professional development for existing employees, and educating customers or clients.
Why are Training Videos Helpful?
Convenience: Training videos can be accessed and watched at any time, which makes them convenient for learners who may not be able to attend in-person training sessions.
Flexibility: Training videos can be paused, rewatched, and reviewed at the learner’s own pace, which can be helpful for those who need to take breaks or need more time to understand certain concepts.
Engaging: Training videos can be more engaging than traditional forms of training, such as text-based materials or lectures, because they can use a variety of media, such as video, audio, and graphics, to convey information.
Cost-effective: Training videos can be more cost-effective than in-person training, especially for organizations that need to train large groups of people.
Consistency: Training videos can ensure that all learners receive the same information, which can be helpful for maintaining consistency in the training process.
Accessibility: Training videos can be made accessible to learners with disabilities, such as by adding closed captions or providing transcripts.
How to Plan for a Training Video
- Define the goals and objectives of the training video. What do you want the learners to be able to do after watching the video? What knowledge or skills do you want them to acquire?
- Identify the target audience. Who will be watching the training video? What are their needs, learning styles, and backgrounds?
- Determine the format and content of the training video. Will the video be a lecture, demonstration, or interactive tutorial? What information and examples will you include?
- Plan the production process. Who will create the video? What equipment and software will you need? How will you record and edit the video?
- Develop any accompanying materials. Will you provide a transcript, slides, or other supporting materials to go along with the video?
- Test and revise the video. Show the video to a small group of learners or subject matter experts and gather feedback. Use this feedback to make any necessary revisions to the video.
- Launch and promote the video. Determine how the video will be accessed and shared with learners, and create a plan for promoting the video to the target audience.
- Online platforms: There are many online platforms, such as Vimeo, YouTube, and LinkedIn Learning, that allow you to upload and share training videos with learners. These platforms often have features that make it easy for learners to track their progress and interact with the content, such as quizzes and comments.
- Learning management systems: Many organizations use learning management systems (LMS) to deliver training materials, including videos. An LMS is a software platform that allows you to upload, track, and manage training materials, as well as track learner progress and participation.
- Email: You can send a link to the training video via email, allowing learners to access it on their own devices.
- Physical media: If you prefer, you can deliver the training video on physical media, such as a DVD or USB drive. This can be a good option if you need to distribute the video to learners who do not have internet access.
- In-person training: You can also show the training video as part of an in-person training session, using a projector or large display screen. This can be an effective way to introduce the video and facilitate discussion and interaction among learners.
Contact Sydney Video Services to start planning your training video production.