How to Get the Best Experience from Course Media

Getting the best experience out of the media when you are participating in a Plus course

How do you make sure you’re getting the best experience out of the media provided when you are participating in a Plus course? Watch this video or read the section below:

Let’s talk about the videos first.

Let’s say you are taking this course, “Assessment and Fitting of a Running Shoe”. Once you click on the video presentation by the instructor you will see this video player at the bottom of which there are a number of things you can adjust.

First of all, let’s look at the one labelled CC, which stands for “closed captioning“. If you click on that, you can turn on or off the subtitles. By default, we have it turned on, but if you prefer to watch without it, you can turn it off.

Next to it, if you click on the gear icon, you can change the video playback speed all the way from half the speed up to double the speed.

You can also adjust the video quality here. By default, it will be on ‘auto’ and should adjust according to your internet speed. 1080p is the ideal quality for watching the videos, but if your internet is struggling and the video is lagging, you can choose to sacrifice a bit of video quality for smoother playback by changing the quality here.

To access the chapter navigation feature look to the right of the gear / cog icon to find a little hamburger menu, this will open up the video chapters. If you are looking to jump to a particular section in the video, then here is where you can find it.

You can also see the chapters displayed on the player bar as little dots. So if you hover over each dot, you can see the name of the chapter.

It is important to note that every time you move your cursor over the video, the player bar will jump up which means this might cover some of the video display, especially with the subtitles on. Make sure to not move the cursor around when you’re watching the video, unless you need to, and the player bar will disappear. Ideally, move the cursor completely off to the side of the video so that it’s not in the way.

You can also search for terms in the videos. First select “Transcript”, then enter the term you want to search for in the search box and finally click on the text where the term you are looking for appears, which will take you to the point in the video where the term you are interested in is discussed. This feature is especially interesting if you want to search for specific structures in our anatomy videos.

Most Plus course videos are also available in the form of an audio file and a written transcript which is great if you have internet bandwidth instability or if you prefer a different way of learning the course material.

To use this feature, on the video page, if you scroll down, you’ll find the audio player so that you can listen to the presentation without playing the video. Note that you can also change the audio playback speed.

And below the audio player, you’ll find the transcript of the video if you prefer reading instead. The transcript is word for word what the instructor says in the video.

So hopefully that helps you get the most out of your experience with the Plus course media. Have fun learning!