Edpuzzle allows you to add questions to any video like those on Youtube. It also allows you to monitor student progress and import scores directly into Google Classroom. They have a searchable content library and the process to edit videos and questions is straightforward.
I use Edpuzzle for short (under 5 minutes) introductions to new topics before a lesson, but it has tons of other uses. The only feature I’m hoping they add soon is the ability to allow retakes automatically. See my tips below for how to reset a student’s progress manually.
Edpuzzle gives these three steps to start using the service.
- Find a video on YouTube, upload your own or re-use a video lesson created by another teacher.
- Then, edit the video to create your lesson. Record your voice to personalize it, and hold your students accountable by embedding questions in the video.
- Assign the video to your students and check their progress in real-time while they learn at their own pace.
They also offer a Level 1 beginner’s course divided into the three modules shown below. To access these, you will need to create a separate student account and then join using the following class codes below.
Module 1: hiviewu (Setting up your Class and Linking to Google Classroom)
Module 2: avnucze (Assigning videos)
Module 3: vihibij (Grading and Data Analysis)
I also made three short videos to get you started with a bit more of a focus on how Edpuzzle integrates with Google Classroom. These videos can be fast-forwarded, and I do not require you to answer any questions 🙂
Three additional tips
1) To manually reset student progress, use the three dots option on the Students page for the assignment. The good news is the new score is automatically pushed into Google Classroom, replacing the old score.
2) Sometimes I find a video on Youtube I want to use, but I can not find a version already in Edpuzzle. In this case, try the Edpuzzle chrome extension to add the video to your Edpuzzle account by clicking Edit with edpuzzle as shown below.
This will drop you into the video editing option. Just click finish.
Then it will show you all other variations of that video in Edpuzzle, and you can pick one to use. Remember to delete the version you imported.
3) You can not edit or change a video or questions once it is assigned.
If you have other tips for how you use Edpuzzle with your students, please share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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