How To Leverage Your Past Webinar Videos

Written by James Maduk
June 5, 2020

More Than Courses

Our site is a learning campus.  It has more that just courses, in fact we do weekly live training in the form of classes – live webinars. These LearnDash related courses look at how to create online courses, build a learning campus and most importantly ways to market and sell your course.

There’s a ton of great information inside each 60 minute video.

More Than Courses If you've got more than a single course in your learning campus you should create a course library.  This is a listing of your course organized so that any learners are able to sort through and find the coure, lessons or topics that then need to complete what they're trying to do.
Here's my sites dashboard with 2 buttons leading to my complete library of courses and listing of the actual courses I'm already enrolled in and taking. 

Once you get started selling courses online, you’ll quickly realize that If you’ve got more than a single course in your learning campus you should create a course library.  It’s an important way to keep your course organized so that any learners are able to sort through and find the course, lessons or topics that then need to complete what they’re trying to do.

Here’s my sites dashboard with 2 buttons leading to my complete library of courses and listing of the actual courses I’m already enrolled in and taking.

The WPGrow Campus LearnDash Course Library

A Course Library When you're first starting out, creating a course can be tough.  Getting the structure put together, editing and producing multimedia content.  Putting together quizzes and all the logical steps required to guide the person through the complete course.
So.... many instructors start by using recordings of past presentations or webinars that they may have done previously.
Which really isn't a course - it's a recording!
So...
What else can you do with this treaure trove of content?  We're going to go through a real effecient way to leverage all that great content.

When we started out it was before plugins like LearnDash were available to deliver structured content as a course.  It was tough.   Getting the structure put together, editing and producing multimedia content. Putting together quizzes and all the logical steps required to guide the person through the complete course weren’t available to us.

So…. we started out by creating more of a membership site using recordings of past presentations or webinars as the protected content that we “called” a course. 🙂 These aren’t courses really, it’s a recording!

So…

What else can you do with this treasure trove of content? We’re going to go through a real efficient way to leverage all that great content.

What To Do With Recorded Events?

Our Campus has a “Classes” menu and a “Past Classes” menu.

What To Do With Recorded Events? WPGrow holds live classes which are all recorded.
Today our Webinar archive has well over 200 hours of content!
That 200 hours of video content is valuable.  The problem is that the recordings are 45-90 minutes in length.
They can't be used for a course unless they were chunked down and heavily edited.

The Past Classes link brings you to the list of upcoming webinars.   When I created this post you can see that there are 2 upcoming sessions with 2 different topics. and that’s the real problem with recorded webinars.

Too Many Topics

Too Many Topics If you're doing webinars or recording live sessins the other big issue is managing the topics covered.
Think about the last 60 minute training you sat through.
How many topics were covered? Do you remember what part of the 60 minutes recording contained each topic?

If you’re doing webinars or recording live sessions the other big issue is managing the topics covered.  Think about the last 60 minute training you sat through. How many topics were covered? Do you remember what part of the 60 minutes recording contained each topic?

Even more important, think about how many recordings you already have?

Today our Webinar archive has well over 200 hours of content! That 200 hours of video content is valuable. The problem is that the recordings are 45-90 minutes in length. They can’t be used for a course unless they were chunked down and heavily edited.

So I’m going to show you a great way to generate revenues from this great info.

Leverage Recorded Events

Leverage Recorded Events Click on Past Classes and on your site you'll be brought to a unique search page.

Click on our Past Classes” and on your site you’ll be brought to a unique search page.

Select the Video Search Bar

Select the Video Search Bar We're searching for the point in the video where the keyword or phrase has been mentioned.

Where we can search directly for the point in any video we’ve added to our webinar archive  where that specific keyword or phrase has been mentioned. In the following example we added the word “grid” and then pressed enter.

Remember this search is referencing the text that was automatically transcribed from the video.

Select From The Video Search Results

Select From The Video Search Results We searched for the word grid in this example.  The search has returned a listing of the exact spot in any video from the library that references that word.
In this first example it's 34.33 minutes into the LearnDash Sales Page Examples Webinar. 
There's even a line of text to put the video in context.

We searched for the word “grid” in this example. The search has returned a listing of the exact spot in any video from the library that references that word.

In this first example it’s 34.33 minutes into the LearnDash Sales Page Examples Webinar. There’s even a line of text to put the video in context.  All you have to do at this point is click play.

Start Watching

Start Watching After clicking on the link to the video you think has the information referencing the search term you're brought to the exact spot in the video!

No searching through hours of content to find the exact answer to your question, just a list of targeted spots in all the webinar and event recordings you’ve archived.  You can even fine tune what and when the video you are searching from.

Fine Tune Your Search

Fine Tune Your Search The search bar includes filters.  Click on the filters icon for the available options.

The search bar includes filters. Click on the filters icon for the available options.

Apply or Cancel

Apply or Cancel If you want to fine tune the results either apply or cancel the filters you've selected.  Use the X to close the filter screen.

If you want to fine tune the results either apply or cancel the filters you’ve selected. Use the X to close the filter screen.

Identify Your Favorites

Identify Your Favorites You can even heart' your results to save you from researching

You can even “heart’ your results to save you from researching

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