Build your first video-lesson

  • Do you offer any training or professional development?

    Absolutely! We have two options for teachers that use Edpuzzle and Schoology. Both options offer a PDF official certification at the end with the amount of time invested.

    A) Webinar. If you want to spend ~30min and learn every single detail about this awesome integration, we have a webinar that explains how to go from zero to hero:  https://event.webinarjam.com/register/47/vyl19hvz

    B) Certification. If you prefer to go at your own pace and learn by doing, we recommend the "Edpuzzle and Schoology" certification: https://go.edpuzzle.com/schoology_certification_intro.html 

    Both of them cover the same topics, so the only difference is how you prefer to learn the content.

     

  • Search for a video



    There are a number of ways to find a video for your next lesson on Edpuzzle. Just click the "
    Content" tab to get started, and select a channel to browse from the menu on the left side of the screen.

    My Content

    This is the default section. Here, you can search through videos you've already stored in your account.

    To find or add new content, click the blue “Add Content” button and select “Create a video”, OR choose a channel to browse from on the left side menu:

    Curriculum

    1. Edpuzzle's Curriculum is a curated collection of thousands of ready-to-use assignments, organized by subject and unit. It's a huge time-saver and a great jumping-off point since you can always modify the questions in curriculum videos after you’ve copied them to your content.
    2. Choose “Elementary School”, “Middle School” or “High School” and look through the folders to find great lessons for your students!

      My School

    1. This is where you can view and copy lessons that other teachers at your school have used. The "My School" channel is like a video library for your school.
    2. To see content from teachers registered on Edpuzzle outside of your department, click the teacher counter (“__ teachers on Edpuzzle") and select another department.

      Edpuzzle channel

    1. The Edpuzzle channel will show you video lessons that other teachers have created. You can always edit them to make them more relevant to what you're teaching!
    2. Type your keywords into the search bar, and Edpuzzle will display the top results. Not finding what you're looking for? Feel free to get more specific with your search terms!

     Other popular channels (YouTube, Khan Academy, etc.)

    1. Search for videos on YouTube, Khan Academy and National Geographic, among other channels. None of the videos you find on these channels will have questions added to them by other teachers, but you can add your own, of course!

    Finding videos directly on YouTube

    You don’t have to search the YouTube channel to find your favorite YouTube videos to use as Edpuzzle lessons. Just copy the URL of the YouTube video you want and paste it into the Edpuzzle search bar to start editing.

    If you're browsing YouTube and come across a video you'd like to share with your students, you'll definitely want to install the Edpuzzle YouTube extension for Google Chrome so that you can quickly and easily import the video directly from YouTube to your Edpuzzle library.

    Need to know what to do next? Check out our article on what to do once you've found your video. 

  • Edit your video and embed questions to your lessons




    If you'd like to embed a question in your video, select the video you want to use and click “Edit” to open the video editor.

    1. Click on the "Questions" tab above the video.
    2. In the timeline below the video, click on the spot where you’d like to add a question or note.
    3. Select “Multiple-choice question”, “Open-ended question” or “Note” from the options on the right.
    4. Add your question or note, and click the blue “Save” button.
    5. To add another question or note to the same point in the video, click on the “+” icon for the question type or note of your choice below the text “Add another note or question here”.

    After you've added your question(s), you can click the play button to confirm that they appear in the video at the right spot. If the timing is wrong, you can drag the question box along the timeline to the left or right until it's perfectly timed, or just click on the time box to the left of your question or note to enter the exact minute and second.

    If you want to learn more, check out our article on how to grade those questions once your students have watched the lesson.

How to use Edpuzzle with Schoology

  • How Students Can Use Edpuzzle Through Schoology


    Your students will be able to log in to their Schoology accounts and complete your Edpuzzle video lessons right from there! Here are some things to keep in mind depending on the device they're using:

    • For desktop: Students simply need to log in to Schoology and click on the assignment(s) to view your edpuzzles.
    • For tablets: Students can use the Schoology app to view your edpuzzles.
    • For mobile: Students will need to use both the Schoology and Edpuzzle apps. When they go to watch an edpuzzle through the Schoology app, they'll get a pop-up prompting them to download the Edpuzzle app if they haven't already, or if they have, students will be asked to open it in the Edpuzzle app. When they're finished, they can return to the Schoology app. 
  • How to Assign a Video Lesson on Schoology



    1. Go to “Courses” and choose the course you’d like to assign an edpuzzle for.  
    2. Click on “Materials.”
    3. In the “Add Materials” drop-down menu, select “Edpuzzle.”
    4. This will open a pop-up window showing your “My Content” on Edpuzzle.
    5. Select your video lesson (click on the eye icon in the middle of your video).
    6. Click the blue “Assign” button, which will return you to the “Materials” page.
    7. Now click on the gear icon to the right of the assignment you've just created and select "Edit."
    8. Check the “Enable Grading” box in the pop-up window, select a category for your grades (i.e. homework) and click the blue “Save Changes” button. You can optionally set a due date at this point. (Note: Do NOT have to enter the consumer key and shared secret!)
    9. Now your video lesson is ready for your students on Schoology! Your students will start to appear as they click on the assignment link.

    Best of all, once students complete the lessons their grades will automatically sync with Schoology – couldn’t be easier!

    Note: If you're a teacher using the Schoology app, please note that you won't be able to view edpuzzles using a mobile. On the other hand, you can watch edpuzzles if you're using a tablet.

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  • How to Grade Open Ended Questions in Schoology

    Multiple-choice questions are automatically graded. However, if you embedded open-ended questions, follow these steps to quickly give a grade to your students. It takes seconds.

    1) Click the Edpuzzle tab on the left menu in Schoology. 
    2) Click on the assignment you want to grade.
    3) Click the blue-button "XX Answers to grade"
    4) Grade the questions one by one or "Mark all as correct".

  • Where do I check students' progress?

     

    Edpuzzle automatically syncs with your Schoology Gradebook. So you can check your students' progress from there. If you want more detailed information you can click on the assignment or go to the Edpuzzle tab on the left-hand menu. 

    When you click on the assignment you will see who watched the video and who didn't. For individual information click on the student name.

    You can also check the class progress for each question.

    1) Click on "Questions" in the class progress report.
    2) Click on the specific question you want to check the answers.

Troubleshoot

  • I can’t see my students’ names

    If it is your first time using Edpuzzle and you do not see your students in your Edpuzzle progress report looks like this:

    Edpuzzle.png

    It is okay. This means your students still need to watch the Edpuzzle lesson. The moment they click "play" on the video we will automatically enroll them and their progress to your Edpuzzle report.


    However, if your class progress looks like some of the students' names are missing:
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    This can happen if there's a configuration error with the integration between Edpuzzle and Schoology

    • Check that the "Privacy" setting in the integration is set to "Send Name and Email/Username of user who launches the tool". Additionally, please make sure you're assigning the assignments correctly.
    • Due to an issue in Schoology, please make sure that the "Consumer Key" and "Shared secret" fields are empty before you press the “Edit” buttonIf you've already created assignments, please make sure that you empty those fields in your next Edpuzzle assignment BEFORE students access the assignment through the link. Students must access the new edited assignment for the names to be exported to Edpuzzle.

    For visual support check this video starting at second 1:25



    Contact lausd@edpuzzle.com if you need help

     

  • Students see an error

    Did the students refresh the page and try again? Usually, that fixes most of these uncommon errors. If it persists, please check the following options.

    If the error says: "Oops! It seems there's some configuration issue. Ask your IT Admin for advice" This can come from two different problems:

    • If you are using linked classes and the error only appears for some students: Please check the article about Linked Sections or watch this video starting at second 0:25:



    • If you are not using linked classes and the error appears for all students: Due to an issue in Schoology, please make sure that the "Consumer key" and "Shared Secret" fields are empty before you press the “Edit” button.

    If the error says: "Select “Edit,” check the “Enable Grading” box in the pop-up window, click “Save Changes” and you're done!" This problem is because the teacher didn't assign the lesson correctly. You must click "Edit" and check the "Enable Grading" option.

    If the error says: "Invalid-lti-launch-request" check this video starting at second 2:30:


    If the error persists after watching the solutions in this video, please contact lausd@edpuzzle.com

  • Students are being asked to verify their email addresses

     When you set up the Edpuzzle integration, if you didn't click "Course admins only", your students will be asked to verify their email addresses. You'll need to go back and repeat the installation process in section I, this time making sure to select the checkbox for "Course admins only."

    Please, contact us at lausd@edpuzzle.com and we will take care of it.

  • I have problems with linked courses in Schoology


    If you're teaching the same class to multiple sections/periods, you may be using linked classes on Schoology. Be aware that if you're viewing your students in Edpuzzle, they'll all appear in one large class rather than in your separate linked classes (however, your grades will be sorted correctly in Schoology, so don't worry).

    • Another side effect is that you should NOT use the dropdown menu in Schoology to click on your different sections, since all the students will appear in the same class (the first section listed). If you accidentally use the dropdown menu and click on another section, this will create a new class, which you'll need to delete by selecting "Class options" and "Delete class" or by going to Edpuzzle and deleting the section with no assignments.

      Contact lausd@edpuzzle.com and we will help you right away.
  • I cannot find a solution to my problem

    If you are still having issues, please let our team help you. Please contact lausd@edpuzzle.com

    One of our agents will respond right away and help you. :)