Collections allow you to group videos that are meant to be viewed in order.
Depending on your content, this could be a TV series or an instructional series, or something like a 10 day yoga course.
Within a collection you can add sections to segment your content, we call these dividers. Let's use an example for this, say I'm offering a course on Front-end Web Development, here's what that would look like:
- See the Anatomy of a Basic Website.
- What is HTML?
- What is CSS?
Building Your First Website
- Basic Homepage Layout
- Adding Images
- Linking pages
Publishing a Website
- Buying a domain
- Hosting Your Code
- Pointing Your Domain to Your Host
I have 9 videos here and they are sectioned with 3 dividers which gives some needed organization to my course.
Now where Uscreen takes this to another level is with our Drip feature. This would allow you to control the release of some videos. Imagine in my above example, I want to release a video after 10 days that is an introduction to another course I'm offering. I can send an automated email to the user announcing the video and I'd probably title it something like "Introduction to Back-End Development". This gives them sort of a sneak preview of another course that I'd love for them to purchase.
Another great example for this is to set the pace for viewing videos in a collection. If my collection is a 10 day yoga challenge, you can release 1 video a day for 10 days and send an email when each video is released. This creates a sense of progression for the customer and reminds them to keep on with that challenge.
Now, if you're wondering what the difference between collections and categories is... categories are essentially like genres for your content. If you've got a fitness channel, you might organize your videos in categories like lifting, cardio, or nutrition. Definitely have a read over on our category article.