Top 6 Reasons to Use DEVOS Instead of YouTube
YouTube is a wonderful tool for educators and students. However, you give up a few things when you use this seemingly low-cost tool: channel control, privacy and security, and a moderated user experience.
What if your school district was able to have its own PRIVATE YouTube channel?
What if each school, each teacher, and each class – just like on YouTube – would have its OWN private channel you can control, assign, and measure? And what if you could directly import from the millions of videos already on YouTube, Vimeo, and others?
Read on for the six reasons why you should prefer DEVOS Enterprise Video System over YouTube for live streaming and managing educational on-demand content.
#1 – Control Your Channel
- Stay Focused
Keep viewers from getting distracted by eliminating “recommended” videos. Related content is only shown by choice and curated by the channel owner.
- No Advertisements
As an educational platform, for private use, all external advertisements and related content are removed from YouTube videos added to your library. Students can focus on the videos instead of the extraneous material associated with every YouTube live or recorded video.
- Create Channels
Create an unlimited number of content collections, including uploaded videos, YouTube videos, live streams, PowerPoint presentations, courses, and web video conference rooms.
- Public and Private Access
Your DiscoverVideo channel and videos can be public or require users to log in to access the content. Video owners can track the statistics and which users viewed the video.
- Administrative Controls
DiscoverVideo integrates with Active Directory to make user management easier for your IT team. Permissions can be set at the channel, group, and individual level.
#2 – Privacy & Security
- On Premise or Cloud or Both
Your system may be on the cloud with Internet access, or fully behind your firewall with no connection to the public Internet.
- User Permissions
Control who can view your live video streams and who can view your video-on-demand content.
- Safeguard Content
All content delivery can be fully encrypted.
#3 – Additional Functionality
- Quizzes and Feedback
Questions can be embedded into videos to quiz users or get feedback on the video. Questions pop up right on the video to stop the video instead of showing up on the side of the video.
- Video Courses
Create “Learning Path” video courses that students can navigate to achieve a passing score.
- Closed Captioning
Automatically or manually add closed captioning. Besides being ADA compliant, closed captioning is very helpful for finding content within the video library. Search your entire library for key words or phrases.
- Digital Signage Included
Unlimited digital signage is included with every system. Just connect a SignStick or DV Media Player to each TV and display videos, images, slides, weather, schedules, and webpages throughout your organization.
- Priority Alerts
The DiscoverVideo system is much more than merely “YouTube”. Priority Alert is a built-in emergency broadcast system that can instantly alert desktops, digital signage displays, and send text messages to cell phones with just the push of a button.
#4 – Measure Engagement and Effectiveness
The DiscoverVideo system tracks student engagement and can measure comprehension. Teachers can evaluate progress and the data of viewing habits is not shared.
#5 – Exceptional Support
Your DEVOS system comes with both training and support. We will help configure and test your system to make sure that it works properly and everyone on your staff knows how to use it. We also provide training tutorials and webinars.
DiscoverVideo’s support team is available to help with any problems or questions you may have. Just email or call our tech team and they will help you solve any issues and fine tune your system.
#6 – Shop Local
The DiscoverVideo platform is 5th generation technology, developed by a Connecticut company that has been improving the platform since 2009. Its founder and creator, Rich Mavrogeanes, recognized as a pioneer and innovator in the streaming video industry, created the 1st generation two decades ago. DiscoverVideo’s continued success is a testament to their dedication to the thousands of schools and businesses that they serve across the United States and around the world.
Discover Video is a leading software, hardware, and services provider for broadcasting and delivering live and on-demand video, presentations, and digital signage. We focus on the enterprise where network citizenship and security are crucial. We support all five screens and a complete video ecosystem. Our customers include educational institutions, schools, corporations, and local, state, and federal governments.