Annotate a Video using One-Way Comments

Once you have uploaded a video to Swivl, you have the ability to annotate it (either for yourself or others) using one-way time-stamped comments and notes.

 

Annotating a Video

 

Annotating a video using time-stamped comments will allow you to share the video, along with these comments for others to see. This allows you to leave contextualized feedback, extra information, or questions for your viewers. To do this, follow these steps:

 
  • Log into your Swivl account at www.cloud.swivl.com.
  • Within your Library, find the video project that you wish to annotate and open it by clicking on the video thumbnail.
  • When the video opens, the comments section will open to the right. You can also toggle it open and closed by clicking on the talk bubble icon in the top right corner.
  • Click inside the video player to begin watching your video, and click inside the comment text field when you wish to pause and type your comment.
  • Once you are done typing, press the Return key on your keyboard, your comment will be posted at that time stamp and the video will resume playing.
  • Continue to leave comments until you have fully annotated your video.
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Sharing Annotations

 

To share your annotations, you will need to share the video project:

 
  • Link: If you have either a free or Pro Swivl account, you can share the video via a unique URL (Private Link option). Anyone with this link will be able to watch the video and see your annotations.
  • Authenticated Sharing: If you are a Swivl Pro user, you can share via email or with a group, which are private sharing options. Your viewers will be able to see your annotations and respond via two-way commenting.
 

Private Annotations (Notes)

 

You can also privately annotate your video using time-stamped notes. Even if you share the video project, the notes will remain private just for you to see. To do this, follow these steps:

 
  • Log into your Swivl account at www.cloud.swivl.com.
  • Within your Library, find the video project that you wish to annotate and open it by clicking on the video thumbnail.
  • When the video opens, the comments section will open to the right. To open the Notes section, click on the pushpin icon in the top right corner.
  • Click inside the video player to begin watching your video, and click inside the text field when you wish to pause and type your note.
  • Once you are done typing, press the Return key on your keyboard, your note will be posted at that time stamp and the video will resume playing.
  • Continue to leave notes until you have fully annotated your video.
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