The Best Software to Host and Record Training Videos

The Best Software to Host and Record Training Videos

A massive 98% of organizations will likely use video as part of their digital learning strategy in the upcoming year, and it's not hard to see why. Training videos help employees develop new skills and retain knowledge so they can carry out their job responsibilities. They also improve engagement and teach employees about your company's values, culture, and objectives.

Below, learn more about video software for learning content, including five tools that let you host and record training videos.

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What to Look for in Video Hosting and Recording Software

The best programs to host and record training videos offer these features:

  • Hosting solutions that let your employees watch content over the internet
  • Live streaming capabilities
  • Video analytics that let you track engagement, views, watch times, and other metrics
  • Security features that protect data and ensure nobody can access content without permission
  • The ability to integrate the software with third-party applications

Related Reading: How to Successfully Implement Remote Training With Online Video

Top 5 Programs to Host and Record Training Videos

Here are five tools that let you host and record training videos for your organization:

1. Panopto

Thousands of organizations use Panopto to host and record training videos for employees. Features include video streaming, speech recognition, text recognition, and "smart chapters" that help you organize training content. You can also add quizzes and questions to videos for increased learning retention and more successful educational outcomes. However, these quizzes are restricted to multiple-choice answers. Panopto's analytics are limited which might disappoint some users.  

Related Reading: Why Customer Service Needs Training Videos

2. Lessonly

Lessonly is a video software company that also lets you host and record training videos. The program specializes in learning and development videos for desktop and mobile users. Features include quizzes, flip cards, and calendar alerts that help users schedule assignments. You can integrate Lessonly with a learning management system (LMS) and track users who watch videos, optimize content, and improve engagement.

One of the drawbacks of Lessonly is its price. The cheapest plan costs $799 per month, making it one of the more expensive video hosting and recording programs on the market.

3. Verse

Verse lets you add interactive elements to your training videos, which can improve engagement and corporate communications. These elements include chapters, clickable hotspots, and multimedia slideshows. Verse has an easy-to-use interface and comes with various metrics so you can generate powerful video insights for future learning initiatives as well as record training videos. However, there are some drawbacks. While the cheapest plan costs a reasonable $100 per month, users can only upload 60 minutes of video every 30 days.

4. Biteable

Biteable is a video software platform with more than 1,000 templates that make it easier to host, share, and record training videos.. Turbocharge your videos with voiceovers and Shutterstock graphics, and improve accessibility with closed captions. You can also generate real-time video metrics that provide insights into your videos. These metrics include watch time, video duration, and click-through rates. There are some negatives, though. For example, users can't download their own videos on the free plan.

5. Kaltura

Kaltura is a video platform to host, edit and record training videos that you can share with employees. Features such as captions, accessible controls, and screen reader support improve accessibility for employees. Also, the platform's integrations allow you to add watermarks, slides, and quizzes to your content. Drawbacks include the platform's slow upload times and its complexity. Some users might struggle to use features or integrate the program into their organization.

Related Reading: The Importance of L&D: 4 Reasons Why Organizations Should Invest in On-the-Job Training

Why You Should Think About Business Intelligence When You Host Training Videos

The programs listed above come with various video management features, helping you achieve your learning and development outcomes. They also provide real-time analytics that let you track your training videos and generate insights about your audience. However, integrating your training videos with business intelligence (BI) tools can provide you with even more intelligence about your video management activities. You can use these third-party service providers to view powerful data visualizations about viewers or generate data insights that help you create better content in the future.

Viostream is one of the only video platforms that connects to BI tools, allowing you to generate real-time insights into your organization. These BI tools include Looker, PowerBI, and Oracle. Now you can host training videos AND make more informed, data-driven decisions.

How Viostream Can Help

Viostream is a cloud-based video platform that provides an alternative to the software listed above. You don't have to download any programs to your computer, and you can scale your corporate communications strategies whenever you like. It makes it easy to host and share training videos in your organization.

You can also create branded video galleries and dedicated video portals as well as improve accessibility with features such as closed captions and audio descriptions. Viostream's analytics help you optimize training content, while security such as encryption, geographic restrictions, and whitelists safeguard your sensitive data. You can even integrate the platform with your favorite LMS.

Do you need a cloud-based video platform to host training videos? Improve learning and development in your organization with Viostream. Get started with a free trial today.


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Stuart Auld
Stuart Auld
Stuart Auld (Head of Infrastructure) is a multi-disciplinary engineer with broad-ranging experience at executive level delivering operational best practice across customer engagement, technology, change management and process improvement.
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