Introduction

Overview

Annoto enables learners to contribute, share and learn together, promoting an interactive group experience. Annoto allows learners to lean forward, become actively involved and return to the video content, sharing ideas and learn with their peers and instructors.

For example, learners can ask questions on specific moments in the video that they didn’t understand and get notified when answered, or engage in meaningful conversations on the content. All the interactions are time-tagged, and therefore are kept in the context of the video.

Users also have a personal notebook where they can reflect on the video content, add bookmarks and can add additional information (e.g., videos and web links).

The Annoto Widget

In-Video Collaboration Layer

Annoto adds an interactive layer to the video content that consists of :

  • In-Video Collaboration Widget

  • Interactive Timeline

Every comment is time-tagged, meaning everything you write is always in the context of the video. Clicking on the time-tag of each comment takes to the exact moment in the video it refers.

In-Video Collaboration Widget

Annoto In-Video Collaboration Widget allows to collaborate with the learners, ask questions, take notes and much more - always in the context of the content.

Using the colored tabs, a user can move between “Comments” and “Personal notes” (You can also do it via the “Menu” button).

Here is a closer look on the In-Video Collaboration Widget:

Interactive Timeline

At the bottom of the video, there is the interactive timeline that provides a visual representation of the comments\ notes at the Annoto widget (in accordance with the tab that is currently presented). The comments are represented by the colorful bars on the timeline.

The height of the bars represents the number of comments (or notes) and the colors represent their sentiments (if no sentiment was used, bar will be grey).

Clicking on one of the bars (comment indicators) in the timeline:

  • Takes you to that exact moment in the video

  • Scrolls the discussion to the relevant comments for this moment