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Embed Cinema8 Interactive Videos into Thinkific

Adding Cinema8 Interactive Videos into Thinkific Online Learning

Thinkific that is a software allows users to create, sell and deliver online courses has many different modules to add into your courses.

Cinema8 interactive videos are enable to integrate as a module for your online courses in Thinkific.  All you need is the URL of your video. To add an interactive video, follow these steps:

1. Click on the course name that you will add an interactive video.

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2. Click to Add Lesson button and select Multimedia module.

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3. You will see the multimedia area named as “Untitled multimedia”. Click here to edit its properties.

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4. Mark “Use externally hosted content” option. Go to Cinema8 Creative Studio, copy the URL of the video and paste it here. Then, click Save button. Click here to learn how to find the URL of your video.

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5. When you preview your course, you will see the interactive video in your course.

Integrating Users and Reporting

One of the most important points is measurement when you publishing an eLearning course. To track user interactions as report based on user who visits your course, you should make some changes in your course link. When you are done, you will see the name, surname and e-mail of the viewers and track their interactions in Cinema8 Analytics screens.

In Thinkific, dynamic variables can be added to your URL to automatically populate relevant fields in your content. These available variables are: {{first_name}}, {{email}}, {{last_name}}, {{date_created}}

To do this, you need to pass external user parameter filled with thinkific user data as below;
https://cinema8.com/video/zJAej6J3?externalUser={"name":"{{first_name}}","surname":"{{last_name}}","email":"{{email}}"}

But by default, Thinkific platform doesn’t escape URL parameters, to send valid json formatted url parameters we have to encode the json data in the URL.

So, please follow these steps to get user data of Thinkific:

1. In the Multimedia Lesson editing window, please write these parameters at the end of the interactive video URL:

?externalUser=%7B%0D%0A%20%20%20%22name%22%3A%22{{first_name}}%22%2C%0D%0A%20%20%20%22surname%22%3A%22{{last_name}}%22%2C%0D%0A%20%20%20%22email%22%3A%22{{email}}%22%0D%0A%7D

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2. Then, click Save button.