Table of Contents
- Project Summary
- About Plugin
- What is it - A teams plugin, in the Microsoft Apps market place
- Solution - How we built it
- Prototype & Technology - Rapidly developed, working, and ready for use.
- Technology - How it works
- Integration - How we integrated in TEAMS
- About Impact
- Learner Experience
- Teacher Experience
- Mission and Guidelines
- Next steps
- About Us
- Team & Contacts
- Challenges we ran into
- Acknowledgements & Accomplishments
- What we learned
Videowiki is an open content editing platform that powers the creation and monetization of content while encouraging collaborative authoring while prioritizing and protecting IP distribution. With an "MS Teams" integration, the tool assists educators to impart, record, and retain information that is post-produced with AI. It benefits the creators and educators while they are transitioning to online mediums of teaching, by providing a more immersive learning experience for their learners.
Inspiration The world is seeing an increased push towards online and digital formats of working, learning, communication, and information sharing. The sudden move to online conferencing has produced a lag between information that needs to be shared via online medium vs the information that can be readily shared via online medium. VideoWiki was conceptualized to assist that need; to enable rapid Creation, Modification, Protection, and Monetization of Immersive Content as an Open, Collaboratory Content Editing Platform.
Technology is pushing ahead radically fast with education chasing a changing landscape in terms of technology and careers. There is a dire need for educational processes to adapt to the new online learning paradigm. For the first time in centuries, the tech has transitioned away from the blackboard format of L&D. The pandemic, just making that change faster.
Vision To ensure learning continuity for all. Standardized education and access to all with equal opportunities to educational processes.
About our Plugin
VideoWiki, now as a teams plugin, in the Microsoft Apps market place, helps users to:
- Possibility to convert any shared media format (text, ppt, doc, weblink) into an immersive video
- Save and post-produce recorded meeting streams to make better video logs
- Create video notes, minutes of meetings, and track record of important information with editor features like trim, split, switch, etc.
- Collaborate on video by forking the videos to add your own input, revisit and review to keep information up-to-date. All without re-doing the whole video or knowledge of complicated video editing software.
How we built it
- We built an editor to assist in creating immersive content generation using AI without advanced tool or tech knowledge
- Collaborative Authoring of content with Distributed Ownership and Share of Credit (and Financial Remuneration if chosen)
How it works VideoWiki uses AI-based text classification methods, we can identify the context of the content and make queries to public video media libraries using APIs. These can be given back to the teachers as an assisted course creation tool to develop interactive digital media.
- The AI uses 'sentence detection' algorithms to break the content into scenes or Short or Long intervals (As selected by the creator), the grammar and punctuation are checked by another AI process similar to the common spell-checker.
- Then another AI algorithm detects the important keywords from each scene. This tagging helps in identifying the context of the sentence/scene might be.
- Then we use the open media libraries to check stock videos around those tags and fetch the relevant clips to present back to the teacher to pick. (Until here, the only part the teacher/creator has done is paste the required content, the rest all is done automatically.)
- Now the teacher can review the suggested scene sequence, the overlaying text and if everything is correct with prediction, then go ahead and stick the videos together preview and publish.
- If the teacher wants to add narration, or change text, or change video scenes, he would be able to do that and customize the course.
How we integrated in TEAMS Our integration comprises of the following:
- Using the message extension one can jump to our video creation platform.
- Any uploaded PowerPoint or recorded session can be directly used to create the video.
- A Videowiki Bot; that gives a tour and guides on how to create video-based content from texts or presentations.
- Using commands, one can jump to the creation platform
- 'Tabs' to view already created content and creating new videos.
** What's next for VideoWiki** In our upcoming roadmap we target:
- Collaborative video-based content creation.
- Complete decentralized storage and management of the video content
- A subscription-based cashflow using Stripe and Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies
- Video Editor - § Single teacher use cases - § Class records and single user edits - § Publishing and Curriculums
- Collaboration and re-edits Jan 2021
- Classroom records and edits Feb 2021
- Blockchain Testnet - June 2021 - § Wallet Issuance and Teaching Credits - § Version control released for testnet
Team & Contacts
- Shivam Dhawan Role: Co-Founder/CEO
- Natalia Rheskava Role: Co-Founder/CIO
- Puneet Gupta Role: AI | Backend Developer
- Chinmay Jain Role: Frontend Developer
- Jyoti Sing Role: User Experience Designer
Challenges we ran into
Some of the main challenges that we ran into were: Initial Account Setup: To generate an MPN ID, we faced few challenges to get the team onboarded and setup on one account. Setting up an Azure account under this was easy but access levels for team developers was a bit confusing. Documentation and examples: In the initial phase of integration we had some trouble finding the proper documentation or tutorial to achieve our goals. We are still facing the main issue of getting access API endpoint for the media content from the messaging stream. Authentication: We faced some issues with authentication while dealing with files uploaded on Teams that are to be directly downloaded in our platform.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
The users can leverage the power of AI to create simple yet attention-grabbing presentations. We are happy with recorded meeting sessions can be edited using our platform to create content and use it for future references. Our platform solves the problem of delivering presentations via a slide-based presentation which is less appealing to the viewers. With easy-to-share video content which can be made from PowerPoint in few clicks, our platform sets new standards for presenting ideas. Thanks to this hackathon our solutions have the ability to reach a wider audience and have a bigger impact.
What we learned
While integrating Videowiki with Teams we learned a lot about Microsoft Teams User Experience. We also got the opportunity to explore Microsoft Azure and how to create Bots and Message extensions for the platform. Extensive research was done from our side to understand the user-flow of Teams to create a seamless user experience.