How to Put Your Training Videos on a Kiosk

tablet training video kiosk

Training video kiosks are a great way to save on training costs for your employees and educate customers on how to use your products and services.

In this article, I’m going to show you how to easily put your YouTube videos on a kiosk using our kiosk software KioskSimple.

This article will cover all the necessary steps to deploy your training video kiosk.

I’ll also include full source code for a basic training video website that’s responsive so it looks great on most tablets.

Let’s get started on creating your training video kiosk.  Here are the steps…

  1. Record your training videos and upload them to YouTube
  2. Create a simple training video website to run on your kiosk
  3. Select a tablet and optionally a secure enclosure

Step 1: Recording your training videos

Video recording goes beyond the scope of this article, but if you have a smart phone or tablet then you’ve probably already recorded your kids at least a thousand times before.  Or if you have the budget you can hire video production company.

Once you have your videos recorded you’ll need to upload them to YouTube.

If you’ve never used YouTube then here are instructions on uploading your videos to YouTube.

recording training videos
Photo credit Kirill Kniazev

Step 2: Creating your training video kiosk website

To get you up and running quickly I created an example training video website and you can download the full source code here.

It’s created in Bootstrap and fully responsive so it looks great on many different screen sizes.

If you’re not a web developer don’t worry.  Give us a call and we’ll help you deploy the website.

tablet training video kiosk
Example training video kiosk website

Step 3: Selecting a tablet and optionally a secure enclosure

We’re using a tablet in this example because they’re inexpensive, but you can always substitute that for a freestanding kiosk if you want more of a presence.  We work with many different kiosk vendors so contact us if you need suggestions.

Since KioskSimple runs on Windows you must select a Windows tablet (not Windows RT).

Chuwi makes some nice affordable 8″ and 10″ tablets that dual boot into both Windows and Android.

Now it’s time to decide if you want a secure enclosure for your tablet.  The benefits include added security and they help draw attention to your tablet.  The downsides are additional cost and greatly limited tablet selection.

Lilitab makes a great tablet enclosure for the Microsoft Surface with several nice mounting options.

The Microsoft Surface is an excellent tablet, it just costs more than something like the Chuwi.

Lilitab tablet kiosk enclosure

Need Help?

Want some extra hand holding to get you started?

Give us a call today and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any of your questions about deploying your video training kiosk.

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Andrew Savala

Andrew Savala is the CEO of RedSwimmer Inc., creators of the kiosk lockdown software KioskSimple. Andrew has been developing kiosk software since 2007, with an emphasis on self-service retail payment applications.
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Author: Andrew Savala

Andrew Savala is the CEO of RedSwimmer Inc., creators of the kiosk lockdown software KioskSimple. Andrew has been developing kiosk software since 2007, with an emphasis on self-service retail payment applications.