Comparing The Top Interactive Video Software Tools for eLearning

We have a passion for interactive video and we work hard to improve our software as much as we can.

That is why we consider ourselves one of the best.

Of course, we know that we’re not alone in this market. There are at least fifty other providers of interactive video software tools.

And that’s not all. There are even more organizations that offer interactive video as a part of their total package.

So how can we say that we have the best software out there?

Every software tool has its own focus due to our different goals and backgrounds. That also means that every tool is the right choice for a specific target audience or target purpose.

It is fair to claim that the title of best software can be classified as subjective.

HiHaHo’s sole focus is how interactive video can be used for online learning, or elearning. And in that area of expertise, we claim to be one of the world’s best tools.

But all statements are worthless without any proof. That is why we did some research. We have looked at other software providers that share our faith in interactive video for online learning.

There is a selfish aspect in that, as we want to understand how we can improve ourselves; that’s no secret. But we would also like to share our findings with others.

When we say we have a passion for online learning, we mean it. And if it so happens that our tool is not the best tool for you, we will tell you where to go. We will gladly provide you with a stepping stone to another tool that will work best with your goals.

You need to be able to choose for yourself which product works for what you want to achieve.

That is our core belief. We are the perfect solution for a specific group of organizations and institutions. They are the ones that will benefit the most from using our product.

But we also want to help you orientate yourself on the international interactive video market. That is why we provide you with some information that will help you in making that choice.

Ferdinand Dillema

Editor-In-Chief

 

 

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Interactions
Menu
Pause Screen
Jumping / Branching
Open Questions
Polls / Quizzes
Fill-In-The-Blanks
Text
Rolling Text
Images
Audio
Hotspots
Tables
Links
Highlights
Video Sequences
Closed Captions
Layering
Forms
eLearning Integration
SCORM
xAPI
Embedding
Video Integration
Upload
YouTube
Vimeo
Others
Statistics
Starting Price$10/m$40/y$0$500/m$144/m$600/m$57/m
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In the table, you can find a list of eight major interactive video tools that you can use for elearning. We compare them based on several criteria. Our main criterion for selecting these tools was that they should specialize in online learning.

The other criteria are other important qualifications for any interactive video tool. Especially those that you want to use for online learning. We looked at

– pricing
– the availability of a free trial
– the kinds of interactions available
– types of integration
– statistics

Of course, you are in charge of this decision. But we do want to touch upon the highlights of this table for each of the tools.

A positive aspect of all these tools is that you can either sign up for a free trial or a free account for them. This means, that you can try out all tools before you commit to actually spending money on any of them. All of the tools listed are good for online learning. Just to summarize, we’ve listed the pros and cons based on our six criteria.

EDpuzzle

Pros

Generally free
Good video integration
Insight statistics

Cons

Not free for teachers
Limited in number of interactions
No elearning integration
Cannot upload own videos

H5P

Pros

Free
Good elearning integration
Good video integration
Can upload own videos
Insight statistics

Cons

Somewhat limited in interactions
Server installation

HapYak

Pros

Good video integration
Insight statistics

Cons

Pricy
Somewhat limited in interactions
Limited elearning integration
Cannot upload own videos

HiHaHo

Pros

Affordable
Wide variety of interactions
Good elearning integration
Good video integration
Insight statistics

Cons

Cannot upload own videos

Playposit

Pros

Affordable
Good video integration
Insight statistics

Cons

Somewhat limited in interactions
Limited elearning integration
Cannot upload own videos

Rapt Media

Pros

Wide variety of interactions
Good elearning integration
Can upload own videos
Insight statistics

Cons

Pricy
Limited video integration

Vidzor

Pros

Affordable
Variety of interactions
Good video integration
Insight statistics

Cons

Limited elearning integration
Cannot upload own video

We hope we have been able to provide you with adequate information.

If you feel some content is no longer correct or feel that certain points are lacking, let us know by contacting us via our contact form.

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