Assigning Video Lessons
How do I share assignments on Google Classroom?
Sharing assignments is easy if you use Google Classroom and have already imported your classes into Edpuzzle.
You can post assignments directly to Google Classroom from Edpuzzle in one of two ways.
- In the "assign" pop-up window of a video, select the classes you'd like to post your assignment to Google Classroom for.
- At the bottom of the window, click the button next to "Post on Google Classroom" so the green check mark appears (not the red X).
- Click the blue "Assign" button and you're done!
- Go to your Google Classroom connected class in Edpuzzle.
- Click the assignment you wish to post to Google Classroom.
- Go to the right-hand side of the assignment's page and click the "Post on Google Classroom" button. Now your assignment will be available directly on Google Classroom!
Note: If you want to schedule an assignment for the future, remember to set a start date BEFORE you post your assignment to Google Classroom.
For more information, check out our article on what to do if you've accidentally assigned a video that needs to be edited.
How do I edit a video lesson I've already assigned?
In Edpuzzle, you can't edit a video that has already been assigned. Instead, you'll need to copy the video and then follow these steps:
Go to the "Content" tab, then click on "My Content" in the left side menu.
Check the box below the video you want to copy and select "Duplicate" from the bottom menu.
Now check the box below the copied video and select "Edit" from the bottom menu.
Edit the video, then click "Finish."
Assign it to the class again.
Go to "Content," select the original video and delete it (unless you want to keep both).
Note: By deleting a previous video, all student data associated with that video will also be deleted for privacy reasons.
How do I assign a video lesson?
You can either assign each video individually or assign multiple videos together.
Once you've edited your video lesson, you can assign it to a class directly.
- While in the "Content" tab, click on "My Content" on the left-hand side.
- Check the box(es) below the video(s) you wish to assign.
- Select "Assign" from the bottom menu.
- Choose the classes you want to assign the video to. By default, the "Assign all" option will be selected which assigns the video to all the students in your class, including any students who may join your class in the future.
- If you only want to assign the video to certain students in your class, check the box for the class you're interested in and choose the "Assign manually" option. Then you can select the specific students to assign your video to. (Please note that this isn't available for Google Classroom classes.)
- Add a start date, due date and start time, and choose if you want to prevent skipping, turn on closed-captioning or post on Google Classroom if desired. Click "Assign" and you're done!
If you're not ready to assign the video(s), click "Later." Your lesson will be saved for when you want to continue editing or when it's ready to be assigned.
How do I set a start date, due date, start time or due time?
To set a start date and start time:
- Once you're ready to assign an article, you'll see a pop-up with "Assign to a class" at the top. Here you'll see "Start Date" on the left and "Due Date" on the right.
- To set a start date, click on the left box labeled "Start Date."
- Here you can select a start date from the calendar pop-up. The start date defaults to today.
- To set a start time, while in the same calendar pop-up, in the bottom left you'll see "Hour" and "Minute." Use the arrow keys to set the start time and click the button to choose a.m. and p.m.
- Select the start date and start time and you're good to go!
Note: Remember to select the class and choose if you want to prevent skipping!
To set a due date and due time:
- Once you're ready to assign an article, you'll see a pop-up with "Assign to a class" at the top. Here you'll see "Start Date" on the left and "Due Date on the right.
- To set a due date, click on the left box labeled "Start Date."
- Here you can select a due date from the calendar pop-up. The due date defaults to today.
- To set a due time, while in the same calendar pop-up, in the bottom left you'll see "Hour" and "Minute." Use the arrow keys to set the start time and click the button to choose a.m. and p.m.
- Select the due date and due time and you're good to go!
To change a start date, start time, due date or due time:
- In the assignment view, click on the box with "Start Date" at the top. Choose the start date and time you want, then click the blue "Save" button.
- To change the due date or due time, click on the box with "Due Date" at the top and follow the same steps. That's it!
You might also be interested in our article on how to assign videos.
How do I share assignment links with my students?
To share your assignment via a link, follow the instructions below:
Note: Assignment links are class-specific, meaning if you've assigned a video to multiple classes, each class will have a unique assignment link which will only work for students in those classes.To learn more, check out our article on how to embed a video assignment into an LMS, blog or website.
- While in the "My Classes" view, click on the class you want to send an assignment link to.
- Click on the assignment you want to share.
- Click on "Share assignment" in the menu on the right-hand side.
- From here, you can copy the link and paste it into your LMS or wherever your students will see it!
How do I assign video lessons to multiple classes?
In the "Assign" window, select the classes you want to assign the video to, click “Assign” and all the checked classes will be assigned the video.
When you assign an Edpuzzle lesson to multiple classes, you'll have a different assignment URL for each class. If you share a link from the wrong classroom with a student, they may be added to that class instead of their own.
To find the correct URL for each class you shared the video with:
- Go to the "My Classes" tab and select a class.
- Click on your assignment, and select "Share assignment."
- This will give you the URL for that specific class's assignment.
- Do the same thing for each of your classes to find their unique links.
If you want to re-assign an already-assigned video to the same class, you'll need to copy the video, make the changes you'd like and then assign it again.
You might also be interested in our article on what to do if you need to edit a video you've already assigned.