Key Features to Look for in a Simulation Video Capture Platform

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As we recognize the Society for Simulation in Healthcare’s Annual Healthcare Simulation Week, it brings into focus the fact that simulation-based training has become an integral part of education and professional development in various industries, including healthcare, education, and the military. When we celebrate the healthcare professionals who strive to improve healthcare delivery, we cannot forget they need effective tools to do so. To maximize the effectiveness and impact of simulation exercises, a reliable and feature-rich video capture platform is essential. But what are the most vital features organizations should focus on in selecting the ideal simulation video capture platform?

Automatic Video Recording and Upload

Ideally, you want educators focused on their students and not the technology they’re using to reach them. Your video capture system should be able to capture and upload simulation sessions on the fly with minimal input from instructors, all while syncing with the appropriate curricula seamlessly in conjunction with your LMS.

Easy-to-use Bookmarking and Annotation Features

Allowing educators and learners to mark specific points of interest or relevance within simulations facilitates easier navigation and review of key moments during debriefing sessions. These features enable educators to annotate specific areas of interest or note important observations, contributing to an interactive and immersive learning experience. This capability not only facilitates reflection and self-assessment but also promotes collaboration and communication among learners and educators during the debriefing process.

Full-Featured Automated Recording Capabilities

A truly flexible automated video recording platform should feature superior usability that allows users to create on-demand videos and course assets that seamlessly sync back to corresponding course tracks. Educators should have the capability to leverage any integrated device to record within an A/V-enabled classroom to create a fully immersive, 360° learner experience that enhances engagement and maximizes learning retention in students.

Universal LMS Integration

Full Learning Management System (LMS) integration with any major system via LTI compatibility is essential. This cross-compatibility enables faculty and students to seamlessly access courses and assets with single sign-on capabilities and sync assessment data back to corresponding LMS grade books. With effective integration and course management technology, an institution’s educational experience becomes increasingly flexible and expands learning environments beyond the simulation classroom.

Advanced Live Streaming Capabilities

Innovative video streaming and live video conferencing features can keep your learners connected and engaged with curriculum in new ways, allowing educators to shift the simulation classroom to the cloud with easy-to-use online video software. The ability to broadcast guest speakers and live events keeps learners involved with HD-quality video and interactive content, and expands the curriculum beyond traditional simulation.

Comprehensive Video Management

In addition to your enterprise video management platform having the ability to record, edit, and organize course-specific media content, you also need to easily store and instantaneously retrieve those video assets. An archival system that allows you to tag, search, playback, bookmark, edit, and annotate media content is central to getting buy-in from users.

Easy-to-Access Analytics

The best simulation video capture platforms give educators the tools they need to review and assess how much their platform is utilized. Evaluating usage and cost allocation with advanced custom analytics inside the video capture program platform makes curriculum review and accreditation reporting much easier.

Meaningful Assessment Tools

Video management platforms that seamlessly integrate interactive quizzing associated with content chapters and bookmarks, and automatically track and integrate performance scores back to other LMS assessment systems, allow educators to truly get a read on learner engagements and performance beyond their performance in simulation scenarios.

To reach and engage a more diverse student population, educators need to identify and utilize new and innovative technology platforms. With their ability to reach across educational and geographic boundaries, video asset management systems can expand a simulation program’s reach and provide better educational outcomes for its students.

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