EDpuzzle Help Center

  • Include Feedback in Video Questions

    Do you want to give immediate feedback to your students? We have a feature that allows you to write a message that students will automatically see after submitting a question. This is useful if you want to clarify an incorrect answer or you want to engage students with a cheerful message.

    To include feedback in your questions, please follow these steps:
     
    1. Select the Open Ended or Multiple Choice question option and write your question

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    2. Click the "Feedback" button and the text are will turn blue

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    3. Write a comment you want to display after the student's answer
    4. To go back to your question, press the "Question" button

    Notice that you will also be able to include immediate feedback for each multiple choice answer.   

    Click here to watch it on Youtube 

     

    At this moment, immediate feedback isn't available for our Android and iOS apps. That's why we recommend using our web version for this purpose, although we will include these features in future releases!

  • Edit a video: Audio Notes and Audio Tracks

    Studies show students pay more attention to content if they hear it from a familiar voice. Therefore we highly recommend recording a simple introduction or comment to your video to engage your students even more.

    Here are two ways to add audio to your video-lesson:

     

    How to record an Audio Note

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    You can add a quick voice commentary by recording an audio note, to do so follow these steps:

    1. In "My Content", select the video you would like to edit
    2. Click the blue "Edit" button at the top of the video
    3. Choose the "Speaker" button at the top of the editing page (you will see that it turns yellow once you click it)
    4. Drag the yellow microphone flange along the video to the place you want the audio-note to be
    5. Click the flange to start recording your voice
    6. If this is the first time you've ever recorded an audio voice, a microphone pop up will appear, click "Allow" so your voice can be recorded
    7. Start talking!
    8. Once finished, click the yellow button again and it will stop recording
    9. Your message has been recorded! You can create another audio-note! Remember to click the green "save" button so you don't lose any progress.

    Click here to watch a video of it on YouTube

     

    How to move your Audio Note

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    If you want to move your audio-note to another place in the video, follow these steps:

    1. While editing the video select the "Speaker" button, the one that says audio-notes.
    2. Select and click the audio note you want to move
    3. Drag the yellow microphone glange to where you want students to hear it

     

    How to delete Audio Notes

    To remove audio-notes follow these simple steps:

    1. While editing the video choose the "Speaker" button at the top of the editing page (you will see that it turns yellow once you click it)
    2. Select and click the audio note you want to remove
    3. A red bin will appear underneath it, choose it
    4. If you are sure you want to remove it, select the "Yes" option

    Note: if you just recorded the audio-note, you will be prompted with the "Remove all new audio-notes" and "Remove the last note" buttons at the bottom of the video. The first button will remove all the audio notes with a "New" tag over them, and the second one will remove the last one you just recorded.

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    Click here to watch a video of it on YouTube

     

    How to record an Audio-Track 

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    You can record your voice over the entire video-lesson using the "Audio Track" feature:

    1. In "My Content", select the video you would like to edit
    2. Click the blue "Edit" button at the top of the video
    3. Click on the "Microphone" button at the top of the editing page (you will see it turns blue once you click it)
    4. A new microphone button will appear below the video. Click it to start recording your voice
    5. If this is the first time you record an audi-track, a microphone pop up will appear, click "Allow" so your voice can be recorded
    6. To preview what is ahead in the video click the "Play" button" This will not record your voice. Click the blue microphone button to record your voice.
    7. Note that you will have to record your voice over the entire video. If you want to record small sections, then please use the audio-note feature. This feature will not allow you to record your voice over sections of the video. If while recording your audio track you wish to pause it, will be able to do so by pressing the "Pause" button. To resume the recording, press the blue microphone button again.
    8. Your voice has been recorded!

    Click here to watch a video of it on YouTube

     

    How to delete your Audio Track

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    To delete an audio track:

    1. While editing the video choose the "Microphone" button (you will see that it turns blue once you click it)
    2. Select the red "Remove the current audio track" button
    3. You are done! You can create a new audio track if you wish!

     

  • Embed Formulas, Images, Links or PDFs to your questions

    A great way to add more value to your questions or comments is by adding some pictures or linking the question to another website or document.

    You can do so by clicking on the specific button when inserting a comment/question. Here we explain how to add the following:

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    Embed Images

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    You can embed a picture in a question or comment by uploading it from your computer or using a URL. Follow these steps to do so:

    1. In "My Content", select the video you would like to edit
    2. Click the blue "Edit" button at the top of the video
    3. Click on the "Question" button at the top-right of the editing page (you will see it turns green once you click it)
    4. A new question button will appear at the timeline of the video. Click to add a new question
    5. Choose what kind of question you would like to insert by selecting: Open Ended Question, Multiple Choice Question, or Comment.
    6. Select the image button above the text area and a pop-up will open
    7. Decide if you want to upload your own picture or use one from the Internet
    8. Set a title and a size
    9. Press "OK". Now you can continue editing the question!

    Click here to watch a video of it on YouTube

     

    Embed Formulas

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    You can embed a formula in a question or comment using the Code Cogs equation editor, follow these steps:

    1. In "My Content", select the video you would like to edit
    2. Click the blue "Edit" button at the top of the video
    3. Click on the "Question" button at the top-right of the editing page (you will see it turns green once you click it)
    4. A new question button will appear at the timeline of the video. Click to add a new question
    5. Choose what kind of question/comment you would like to insert by selecting: Open Ended Question, Multiple Choice Question, or Comment.
    6. Select the formula button (fx) above the text area and a pop-up will open
    7. Use the math expression buttons to insert your formula
    8. Press "OK". Now you can continue editing the question!
  • Upload Your Own Video to EDpuzzle

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    From the Search section, click on the Upload button besides the search bar and select a video from your computer.

    All major formats are supported but videos must not exceed 1GB.

  • Upload audio files to EDpuzzle

    We support audio files, but first, have to be converted to a video file. There are many online platforms like Zamzar or Mp3toolbox that easily convert the files. Once you have your mp3 file converted to mp4, from the Search section at EDpuzzle, click on the Upload button beside the search bar and select the video from your computer.

  • Record Your Own Videos Lessons from PowerPoint

    Not finding the right video for your lesson? Use a screen recording tool such as Snagit, Screencastify or Screencastomatic to capture your powerpoint slides as well as your voice as you walk your students through the lesson of the day!

    Then, upload your lesson directly to EDpuzzle and begin creating an interactive video lesson for your students!

    Click here to watch it on Youtube

  • Edit a video: How to Insert Questions

    If you'd like to embed a question in your video to keep your students engaged and assure that they pay attention, you can follow these easy steps:

    1. Click on the "Quizzes" question mark at the top of the bar

       

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    2. Click the green arrow that will appear at the bottom of the video 
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    3. The question editor will pop-up
    4. Drag it to where in the video you want your question
    5. You can enter:
      1. Open Ended Questions
      2. Multiple Choice Questions
      3. Comments

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    If you'd like to know how to embed Formulas, Images, Links or PDFs to your questions, you will find more information here

    To learn how to grade those questions afterward, please check out this article.

    Click here to watch it on Youtube



  • Edit a video: How to Crop a Video

    If you want to reduce the length of a video you can use the crop feature, allowing you to adjust the duration of the video to your needs. We recommend the shorter the better!

    Unfortunately, the multi-crop feature is not available. Right now our best recommendation is to divide the video into short sections and assign each one separately.

    To crop, you can follow these steps:

    1. Select the red button at the top bar, the one with the scissors 
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    2. Go to the bottom of the timeline
    3. Click the red tab
    4. Select just the part of the video you need

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    And remember, the shorter the better!

    Click here to watch it on Youtube

     

  • Playlist of videos. Merge two videos.

    Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment, we are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you. Therefore, we recommend changing the title and adding: (Part 1 of 3, Part 2...). This way, the students will know how many videos they have to watch "per assignment".

    You can check this videos in order to learn how to change the title and how to organize the assignments:

    Title. Click here to watch it on Youtube

    Organize. Click here to watch it on Youtube

  • Enable closed captions to your video-lesson

    When a user watches a video-lesson from any Youtube video that is originally closed captioned, a CC button will appear to enable/disable the subtitles:

    Please note that some videos may seem closed captioned from Youtube, but most of them use a speech recognition technology to automatically generate closed captions on the fly, which unfortunately doesn't work on other sites - like ours.

  • Edit the Name of a Video

    If you want to edit the title of the video, you will have to go to MyContent > Click on the video > Edit > Change the title on the top-left corner. This is useful if you want to organize your content.

    Click here to watch it on Youtube

  • Move questions from one point to another

    If you missed the right spot to put the questions, don't worry, you can move the question by dragging and dropping it to the right spot.  

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  • All answers are correct in my multiple choice questions.

    We do not offer the "Poll question" option. So if you embed a multiple choice question and you select more than one answer as correct, the students will have to select all the right answers in order to get full credit. We suggest you create an open ended question, maybe offering some answer ideas, so your students can give you some feedback without having bad grades.

    If you have some troubles grading your students or you're afraid it can be difficult, please follow this article to learn how easy it can be!

     Click here to watch it on Youtube

  • How to Activate Prevent Skipping?

    If you want to make sure your students watch the video at least once, the "Prevent skipping" is a great feature that we include in any assignment. To activate it, you just need to select "Prevent skipping" when you assign the video to one of your classes.

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  • YouTube Extension - Easy Upload!

    Be sure to install the EDpuzzle Google Chrome Extension that allows you to easily import any video you find on YouTube and begin editing it in EDpuzzle. Watch the video to learn how! 

     Click here to watch it on Youtube

  • Use video from ExplainEverything, Educreations or ShowMe

    Educreations and ShowMe have a paid account (it's around $6 per month) it enables teachers to download their videos. If you can download the video you can upload it to EDpuzzle.

    However, we strongly recommend our teachers to use ExplainEverything ($2 and you get an awesome tool forever). It's easy to use and you can download the videos easily.

    Click here to watch it on Youtube