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Ensure users watch entire training video

We are looking into any software which will track a client's completion of a video online, specifically an required training video.

We are planning to have a members only section of our WordPress site, and then have some sort of program interfacing with that.

I remember when working for a presidential campaign as an IT intern last spring semester, we were required to watch a video on software which required the user to watch the video in full, and skipping was not allowed.

After we finished, we attested that we had viewed the video, and an email was sent to the video's owner.

I do not remember if a download was involved or not, but I believe it was.

Do you happen to know of any software like this off the top of your head?


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So a "Robot Chicken" app?

In reply to: Ensure users watch entire training video

Your web team would have to create this app and web site. The old way was to test them later to see if they watched the video.

I can only think that new HR folk are looking for something automated.

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In reply to: So a "Robot Chicken" app?

No.. This isn't anything new or revolutionary. This software is available for purchase, but I can't find it with Google for some reason right now. It's most likely that I don't know exactly what to call this type of software. I've seen it a few times over the past few years but never paid any attention to the names of the programs.

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The solution I know of

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Was created for the HR department from the web team and took only a few weeks of the web developer's time.

There was no need to market it since each HR seems to have its own requirements. So let's say it does exist.

You should try the Trade Magazines next in your field.

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A train forces users to become passengers.

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"A train forces users to become passengers rather than drivers."

In short what you are asking for is to force them to watch the video. If this is the usual HR scenario I know of, you put them in the room and put it up on the screen and strip them of the cell phone during the show.


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