How does an open class work?

With open classes, your students can join a class and complete assignments without an Edpuzzle account!

To create an open class, go to “My Classes” and click on “Add new class.” In the new window, add a name for your class and an optional description. Then, select “Open” under “Class type.” (Please note that once you choose your class type, you won't be able to change it.)

You can choose to allow your students to create their nicknames or have Edpuzzle automatically create them. If you don’t check the box, students will be asked to enter a nickname when they join. (You can always change this later by clicking on the “Class options” button.)

To assign a video to an open class, you should follow the same steps as for a classic class. Visit “My Content,” choose a video and assign it to the class you want. For reference, open classes display the word “OPEN” to the right of the class name.

To invite students to the class, click on the "Invite students” button in the upper right-hand corner of the class page. You can either share the link or class code with your students. Students won’t be able to save their sessions, so if they leave your open class and then join again at a later time, they’ll be treated as a new user.

In contrast with classic classes, open classes don’t have a “Student” tab. This is because each assignment will generate its own list of students as they join your open class.

Open classes do not include the gradebook feature, but you will be able to see the progress for each individual assignment.

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