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Osmosis June 2020 Institutional Product Update: LMS Integrations and Video Tracking

Osmosis Team
Published on Jun 18, 2020. Updated on Sep 15, 2020.

The Osmosis team is dedicated to providing current and future clinicians with the best learning experience possible. Over the past month, the Osmosis Product Team has developed several exciting new features that improve and expand our platform for institutions. Learn more about these features and how your health education program can use them below.

Osmosis Institutional Product Update: June 2020

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration via the Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Standard

As an administrator or educator, you can now integrate Osmosis into Canvas or Brightspace via the LTI standard. With this integration, you can search our library of thousands of videos, embed them in your LMS, and watch the visual medical education content in your LMS courses and modules. Here’s how it works:

Start by exploring Osmosis videos. In your LMS, an Osmosis dialog will pop up and let you search and embed content into your course material.



Your students can watch videos from within the LMS. And, you can use their Osmosis engagement in your assessments.



An Osmosis subscription is required to integrate Osmosis into your LMS. Please visit this page to learn more about this new feature and get in touch with our team to discuss implementing it in your program.

Video tracking via playlists in the Osmosis Reporting Dashboard

As an educator who uses Osmosis, you may ask yourself the question, “Are my students engaging with the playlists I create and send to them?” Until recently, you would have had no way to answer that question.

But, the latest update to our institutional platform allows you to track students’ video engagement and performance on your playlists.



Thanks to this new feature, you can now track:

  • Playlist data. You can see the total number of videos in and duration of a playlist and the median percentage of videos watched. As well, you can sort playlist data by the students who watched the most videos in the playlist and the most watched videos in it.

  • Student engagement data. On an individual student level, you can see video topics they watched, the completion rate of videos, the number of views of each video, and the date they watched each video for different playlists.

  • Individual topic data. For each topic in your playlist, the dashboard will show you which students watched certain videos associated with it, the completion rate and number of views for each video, and when students watched them.

One other thing you should note with this feature is that data is collected if a student just watched a given video in a playlist. Students don’t have to watch the video within the context or URL of the playlist for you to see their engagement with it. This fact means you can retroactively create playlists to see how students are watching certain videos. 

In the future, we also plan to add quiz performance and engagement data to this interface.

Using Osmosis in your program

Thanks for reading the June 2020 institutional product update. If you would like to learn more about the Osmosis platform for institutions and how you can offer it to your faculty and students, please visit our educators page or contact us at [email protected].



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