Most prominent virtual classroom platforms will typically allow videos to be loaded directly into the platform. For example, WebEx allows WMV videos to be loaded directly into and streamed from the platform, while Adobe Connect allows MP4s to be loaded and streamed, and Zoom allows you to share a video and audio from your computer. However, your experience and the quality may vary.
We recommend using a streaming media provider capable of adaptive bitrate streaming. This technology allows for individuals with more bandwidth to receive higher-quality video streams, while limiting the quality of video for individuals with less bandwidth to minimize video buffering which can slow down a virtual classroom experience.
Some virtual classrooms may provide methods to tie into these providers directly, while other solutions can include simply pasting a private link to video from the streaming media provider into a virtual classroom's chat feature.
The easiest way to provide a high quality video experience is to direct your participants to have their course open to the Resources section of Blanchard Exchange where we provide all of the videos for their course.