ilos - a focused platform for simple videos
Paul Weber | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 16, 2018

ilos - a focused platform for simple videos

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with ilos

ilos is used across our university as the preferred capture and hosting platform for academic video content. Faculty use ilos to create and share original content with students. Students use ilos to create and submit assignments. Staff use it for creating training materials that are shared both internally and externally. Limited marketing content is also hosted in ilos, mainly in service of our fully online degree programs.
  • Desktop capture is simple even for first-time users
  • Editing capabilities and focused on only the most common features, avoiding overwhelm or confusion
  • Sharing inside Canvas is simple and intuitive
  • Features are often rolled out before they are fully baked
  • Communication of changes can be limited and frustrating
  • Not all changes feel like improvements, much less necessary
  • Makes sharing content with students easier for faculty - so they actually make and share videos more than before
  • Students don't have issues viewing, even on limited bandwidth
  • Because you can make a video wherever and whenever you want, creation has increased
It was a tough call to choose ilos over Kaltura, but the more limited features made ilos seem more approachable for novice users. Price was also far lower because of the limited focus of ilos. Kaltura did offer more tools for marketing/public purposes - such as streaming, capture integration, and video portals - but none of those are necessary for us.
ilos is great for a larger group looking for an easy to learn capture system and platform all combined together. Because it lets you record, edit, and share there is no reason to learn one or two software for capture and editing, and another for sharing. ilos is not targeted at intermediate or advanced users, so the ability to manipulate your content - specifically when editing, is very limiting to more experienced users.