WizIQ, Inc.

September 23, 2011 06:00 ET

High-Tech Synchronous Media Player in the WizIQ Virtual Classroom Facilitates E-Learning

CHANDIGARH, INDIA and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 23, 2011) - WizIQ, a web-based education platform, has just announced the release of an improved media player in its virtual classroom that makes presenting YouTube videos to a class easier than ever. By giving instructors control of playback for all participants, YouTube becomes the safe educational resource it can be instead of the inappropriate distraction it all too often is. In addition to seamless, high-quality YouTube video playback, presenters now have better control of playlists through an enhanced user interface.

What's new?

  • Direct copy-paste-and-play capability for YouTube links in the virtual classroom's media player
  • Unlimited files can be queued in the class playlist, which can also be cleared with a single click
  • Videos can be loaded into built-in content libraries for easy use and reuse during classes, as well as for sharing among teachers in an organization
  • Presenters have mute/unmute control to provide commentary during a video
  • The player has an improved interface with smart navigation controls

YouTube is an important repository of teaching materials and this improved media player now provides teachers and learners with a better multimedia sharing experience in online and hybrid teaching environments. It also makes it easier for educators to share online video resources with their colleagues in organizational deployments of WizIQ. This provides yet another reason for teachers to use WizIQ for their synchronous and asynchronous education needs, whether they are flipping their classrooms, capturing their lectures, or simply organizing and distributing tutorials.

About WizIQ

WizIQ is a Chandigarh (Mohali), India-based company with an office in Boston, MA. The online learning and teaching platform connects educators and students through its Virtual Classroom technology and courses, with nearly 1.4 million registered users. WizIQ's teaching tools work from a Web browser, eliminating the need to download any software or worry about upgrades. At the same time, these tools are scalable to meet the needs of universities and major training and teaching organizations.

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