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Cross-Departmental Training: A Major Advantage, Rarely Taken Advantage Of

Cross-departmental training isn’t a new idea — but that doesn’t mean it’s already part of the training curriculum at most companies. Is your organization missing out?

Cross-departmental training (sometimes called “cross-training”) is a way to motivate employees by helping them learn more about the company, including how things get done and what makes it unique.

There are …

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14 Ideas for Using Video in Employee Training

Video in Employee Training - Panopto Video Learning Platform

Using video as a tool to supplement and scale corporate employee training programs is no longer a new idea.

Today video training has the case study endorsement of Fortune 100 blue chips like IBM and Microsoft. It has the research-driven support of leading analysts at Forrester, Bersin, and Gartner. It even has the full adoption of …

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Best Practices for Holding and Recording Town Hall Meetings

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More and more, employees are requesting greater transparency from the companies they work for. A Forbes poll found that 71% of employees felt that managers don’t spend enough time explaining goals and plans. Additionally, 50% of employees cited a lack of company-wide transparency when it comes to the factors that hold their companies back.

At the same time, a …

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Engage: Multi-Cam

Multi Camera Recording with Panopto Video Platform

Panopto makes it easy for your organization to record, store, share, and search video, no matter what kind of video device you’re using.

But what if you want to use more than one video device?

Panopto is unique in our ability to capture multiple video feeds from a single Windows PC. Check it out in our latest …

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Reflecting on LearnTec 2016



This week I’ve been at the LearnTec 2016 convention in Karlsruhe, Germany, talking about the role video can play in enhancing teaching and learning. This was the 24th annual LearnTec event, and each year the convention brings together around 7,000 visitors – all of us interested in how to use technology to improve the learning …

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The 100-Word Guide: 10 Tips to Improve Your Business Videos


Organizations around the world are adopting video — not just for marketing, but training, communications, support, and more. Just as we all did with email, we all need to brush up on how to best present ourselves in this new medium.

Yet most guides to better business video read like dense textbooks — what you really …

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Snow Day? Keep Class in Session.

All across the country a winter of record high snowfall and record low temperatures is taxing snow day policies and syllabi alike with a straightforward challenge: how to keep school in session while keeping students safe in icy conditions?

There is an answer – and it starts with the little circular lens right at the …

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Are Your Captions Compliant? What Everyone Recording Lectures Needs to Know

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On February 12, 2015, the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) filed a series of lawsuits against both Harvard and MIT, contending both institutions “discriminate against deaf and hard of hearing people by failing to caption the vast and varied array of online content they make available to the general public, including massive open online …

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Solving Onboarding Challenges — with On-Demand Video

Better Employee Onboarding May Help Prevent Early Turnover - Panopto Video Platform

For many organizations,  onboarding presents a serious challenge: how to provide time-sensitive training, tailored to specific roles, and delivered to a small audience that may be remotely located across the country or around the world?

It’s a daunting task, and an expensive one. Getting new employees up to speed on the culture, processes, and knowledge base …

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Sales Training vs. Sales Enablement — What’s The Difference?

Sales Enablement vs Sales Training - Panopto Video Platform

One in three sales lost today are for a simple lack of sales preparation.

For a typical $1 billion company, every year poor sales preparation results in $14 million in wasted sales and marketing expenses — and $100 million in lost sales opportunities.

Those figures, both from the analysts at IDC, provide all the answer needed for …

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