Why Create a Looping Video?

Uploading videos and embedding gifs are some of the most effective tools a creator can use when building a lesson. However, there are moments when you might want to combine the two in order to create a looping video, and this guide aims to show you how!

How to Create a Looping Video

In order to turn a standard video into a looping video, a user must first convert the video file into a .GIF file through a third-party platform such as GIPHY.com.

GIPHY.com is a free site allowing users to create their own account where they can create new gifs from pre-existing videos.

By default, most video files are stored as .mov, .mp4, or .avi files. When the video is in this format it is not able to be converted into a looped video.

To convert a video file into a .gif, follow the below steps:

  1. Go to GIPHY.com and create (or sign in to) a free account.

  2. Once logged in select "Upload."

  3. Select "Choose File" under "GIF."

  4. After the upload is complete, the video needs to be trimmed down to fit the maximum amount of 30 seconds.

After the video has been successfully trimmed and converted into a GIF, it is then stored on GIPHY.com.

The user can download the GIF file to their desktop and upload the video into Lessonly.

Uploading the GIF into Lessonly

Users with content creation permissions can navigate to the lesson builder and select the "Video" element.

The user can then upload the saved .GIF file from their desktop or they can navigate back to GIPHY.com and locate the embed link to embed into Lessonly.

Locating the Embed Link in GIPHY.com

Navigate to the newly created gif > select "Embed."

An module populates with two different links. The short link and the GIF link work, but Lessonly recommends using the .GIF link when embedding files into Lessonly.

Then copy and paste the link into the "Embed URL" section of the "Video" element and the video appears as a looping video in Lessonly.

If you have any questions please reach out to Support at support@lessonly.com.

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