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.
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:
- 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.
- Choose “Elementary School”, “Middle School” or “High School” and look through the folders to find great lessons for your students!
- 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.
- To see content from teachers registered on Edpuzzle outside of your department, click the teacher counter (“__ teachers on Edpuzzle") and select another department.
- 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!
- 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.)
- 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.
- Click on the "Questions" tab above the video.
- In the timeline below the video, click on the spot where you’d like to add a question or note.
- Select “Multiple-choice question”, “Open-ended question” or “Note” from the options on the right.
- Add your question or note, and click the blue “Save” button.
- 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.