Live Streaming

The Lesson Live Stream allows instructors to stream in online mode. Live streaming is being held through third-party services, namely video platforms such as Vimeo and Youtube. With the Live Streaming feature, you will be able to interact with your students on the highest level as they will follow the study materials, add their comments and questions in the Live Chat and give feedback immediately.

You can also save the stream as the video lesson and add it to one of the lessons, so the students missed Live Stream will be able to watch it later.

To activate live streams, go to STM LMS Settings > Addons and enable the addon.

Once enabled you can change the lesson type to Live Stream (you can select the type in Lesson settings on the lesson editing page).

You will be able to set additional options like specify the stream start/end time and date.

Use YouTube or Vimeo to launch a live stream lesson.

Learn here how to use live streaming on Youtube.

Further, you need just to embed a stream directly into the lesson. Don’t forget to make the stream private, so only users with the link can access ut. Once you set up the video on YouTube, click on the Share button under the player.

Next, in the popup find the button Embed and click on it.

Now you will see the iframe code where you need to copy just a part of it. The link should include "embed" word. Copy the link as shown in the image below.

Use this link to add the video on the lesson page. Just paste it in Lesson video URL field.

Using Frontend builder

Also, you can open any course straight from your profile page via frontend builder and choose one lesson in your Сurriculum.

Go straight to the Lesson Settings. From suggested options on Lesson Type choose Stream in the drop-down menu. Next, set time and date for the stream and add the video URL.

Before the Live Stream, students will see the countdown till the start time. For the correctness of the countdown pay attention to the Time Zone you set.

The time zone automatically updates from WordPress General settings. So if you need to change it, follow the general settings (Settings > General).