The vision of Impartus is to aid students with the video technologies while providing some innovative solutions in learning. The Lecture capture technology enables students to virtually re-wind their classroom experience on an anytime, anywhere basis
Founded in 2011 by a group of IIT and IIM alumnus, Impartus has developed products for the education sector. Having been one of the ed-tech companies, Impartus provide video solutions for teaching learning enhancement and taking learning beyond classrooms.
With a team of more than 20 professionals across various organisational functions, the team is dedicated to bring innovations in the video solutions for the effective, fun learning for students and teachers.
The comprehensive solution has “lecture capture technology” (automatic video recording of live classroom lectures) as its core feature. The access to recorded lectures and other study material through Impartus enables students to virtually re-live their classroom experience on anytime anywhere basis. It also assists the teacher in self-improvement.
Impartus is an amalgamation of hardware and software which is provided as a turnkey solution to its customers. The end-user apps are available for all popular devices (laptops, tablets, mobiles) and platforms (Android, iOS, Windows). It is available in both cloud as well as onpremise installation and has robust Live Streaming functionality.
The recorded videos are not just raw videos, they are fitted with numerous tools, making them interactive and engaging. The recordings are done intelligently in multi-view mode (teacher, student, blackboard and presentation).
Interactive features include: Searchable Videos
The captured videos can be tagged by teachers and students alike. Also, the system auto-tags the lecture using intelligent algorithms. This makes the video searchable and discoverable. The student can search by a keyword and all the videos and other content related to that keyword appear on the user screen.
The captured lectures are available in multiple views. To simulate the real classroom environment we have left it on the user’s choice to select the view he wants to view. The user can switch from one view to another just by clicking and tapping on the screen.
While viewing a lecture, the user can mark a segment and keep it as separate bookmark for future reference. All this can be done with few button clicks and the user can also create a playlist of such bookmarks.
The user can create notes on the recorded videos which can be shared among fellow students as well. The lecturer can also choose to create a note at some point during the lecture and share it to all the students. This feature can be used to provide the students with some extra information after the lecture.
Many a times, students have doubts when they are reviewing the lecture. The system facilitates the student with the ability to ask questions whenever she wants. These questions are then pushed onto the teacher’s working space. The teacher will have an option to either revert back on the platform itself with the answer or he may choose to discuss the same in the next scheduled lecture.
Post-editing is an optional feature in this system. If enabled, all the recorded videos can be edited manually by the teacher to remove unwanted content post lecture. The lectures are distributed to students only after the lecturer confirms that the editing has been completed.
Impartus is working on global innovations in the field of lecture capture, flipped classroom, and video intelligence. It has built a formidable education technology team pan India and abroad and has offices in Bangalore, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Kenya. Its e-learning channel partner is Pearson India and financial investor is Kaizen Private Equity.
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