• What is Live Mode?

    With Edpuzzle's Live Mode feature, you can project your video live in front of the whole class while students answer in real-time on their own devices!

    To start a live assignment, select a video from your content and assign it to a class. Then, from the assignment screen, click the “Live Mode" button towards the top of your page.

    To enter your live assignment, your students just need to log in to their Edpuzzle accounts and go to your class. This will automatically take them to your live assignment. When your students are ready, click the blue “Start!” button and the video will play on your projector screen. Keep in mind that students will not be able to join after you’ve clicked “Start!” so make sure all students are in before moving forward.

    The questions will appear on your students’ screens as well as on the projector screen. You’ll see how many students have answered the question so you can decide when to move on.

    When you click “Continue,” students will see any feedback you’ve included for the questions on their screen and the correct answer for multiple-choice questions. On the main screen, you can click “Show responses” to display the results in percentages for the whole class. Names won’t be shared so your students won’t be embarrassed if they get a question wrong. You decide when time’s up and when to move to the next question.

    To finish the assignment, click “Exit live” at the bottom of your screen.
    (You'll be automatically exited from Live Mode after 3 hours if you forget to click "Exit live.")

    If you’re unable to complete the assignment you can also exit Live Mode at any time. When you end a Live session before the video is complete, students can continue on their own later by accessing the assignment as they would normally. All student progress will be saved so they can pick up where you left off.


    Important Notes:

    • At the moment, Live Mode isn't compatible with the Android app. If your students are using smartphones or tablets, they should use a web browser rather than our mobile app.
    • Live Mode can be used with up to 100 students at once. If you are planning to use Live Mode with larger classes, we recommend breaking them into smaller groups for multiple sessions.

    Here’s a quick video to help you learn more about some of the ways you can use Live Mode with your classes: 

  • How do I assign a video lesson?

    You can either assign each video individually or assign multiple videos at once. Here's how:

      1. Click on your "My Content" library from the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Check the box(es) below the video(s) you wish to assign.
      3. Select "Assign" from the bottom menu.
      4. Choose the class(es) you want to assign the video to. By default, the video(s) will be assigned to all the students in your selected class(es), including any students who may join your class(es) in the future. 
          • If you only want to assign the video to certain students in a class, use the "Student" drop-down next to the class name to select those students. (Please note that this option isn't available for LMS-integrated classes.) 
      5. Click the "Next" button at the top of the page.
      6. Add a start date and due date (if necessary).
      7. Choose if you want to prevent skipping by toggling the switch for this option On or Off.
      8. Use the drop-down under "Attempts" to select the number of attempts you'd like to offer students to complete the assignment.
      9. If the video has closed captions added, you’ll have the option to enable or disable those captions using the On or Off toggle switch for this option.
          • Closed-captioning is available for any YouTube videos on Edpuzzle that have been originally captioned within YouTube, as well as for Edpuzzle Originals and most teacher-uploaded content.
      10. Choose if you want to allow students to speed up the video lesson(s) by toggling the switch for this option On or Off.
          • When enabled, students will be able to watch videos at 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, or 2 times the normal speed.
          • Students will always be able to watch videos at .5, .75, or 1 times the normal speed, regardless of your choice for this setting.
      11. Click the "Assign" button at the top of the page and you're done!

    Here’s a quick video tutorial to walk you through the above steps:

     

    If you use an integrated LMS, check out our articles on how to post assignments using Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, or another LMS.

  • How do I share assignment links with my students?

    To share your assignment via a link, follow the instructions below:

      1. Select a class from the My Classes menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click on the assignment you want to share.
      3. When viewing the assignment, click the "Share Assignment" button towards the top of the page.
        For Google Classroom- and Microsoft Teams-integrated classes, simply click the ellipsis (...) at the top of the page and choose "Share Assignment" from the drop-down menu. If you use another integrated LMS, this feature is not available.
      4. A pop-up with appear and provide you with the assignment link and embed code. 
      5. Copy the link or embed code to and paste it wherever your students will see it.

     

    Note: Assignment links are class-specific, meaning if you've assigned a video to multiple classes, each class will have a unique assignment link that will only work for students in those classes.

    If you are using an integrated LMS, find the article pertaining to your LMS to learn more about how creating and sharing assignments works.

    If you’re interested in embedding a video assignment into a blog or website you can learn more here.

  • How do I set a start date, due date, start time or due time?

    To set a start date and start time:

      1. Start the process to assign a video lesson.
      2. At the top of the assignment creation window, after selecting the class(es) you're assigning the video to, you'll see options for the "Start date" and "Due date".
      3. Click the "Start date" drop-down.
      4. Here you can select a start date from the calendar pop-up. The start date defaults to today.
      5. While in the same calendar pop-up, you'll see "Hour" and "Minute." Use the arrow keys to set the start time and click the button to choose a.m. or p.m. 
      6. Click the blue "Save" button to confirm your selection.

    To set a due date and due time:

      1. Start the process to assign a video lesson.
      2. At the top of the assignment creation window, after selecting the class(es) you're assigning the video to, you'll see options for the "Start date" and "Due date".
      3. Click the "Due date" drop-down.
      4. Here you can select a due date from the calendar pop-up. 
      5. While in the same calendar pop-up, you'll see "Hour" and "Minute." Use the arrow keys to set the due time and click the button to choose a.m. or p.m. 
      6. Click the blue "Save" button to confirm your selection.

    To change a start date, start time, due date, or due time:

      •  In the assignment view, click on the "Start Date" box toward the top of the page. Choose the start date and time you want, then click the blue "Save" button.
      •  In the assignment view, click on the "Due Date" box toward the top of the page. Choose the due date and time you want, then click the blue "Save" button.
  • How do I edit a video lesson I've already assigned?

    You can edit the name of a video lesson, edit the text in a question/note, or duplicate/delete the video. It is not possible to change the correct answer choice in a multiple-choice question. 

    To edit an assigned video, follow these steps:

      1. Go to My Classes.
      2. Click on the video you’d like to edit.
      3. Click on the Edit Assigned Video button below the title of the video. From here you can either edit the name of the video, edit the text of a question or note, or duplicate/delete the video.

    Edit Name

      1. Click on the Edit Name button.
      2. Click Change Name to save your changes.

    Edit questions or notes

      1. Click on the pencil icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the question or note you’d like to edit.
      2. Click Save to make your changes.
      3. A pop-up window will appear to confirm your saved changes. Note: These changes will be applied to all the classes this video is assigned to.

    Duplicate or Delete a video

      1. Click the ellipsis (...) button to the right of the Edit Name button.
      2. From here you can either choose to duplicate the video (to create a copy) or delete the video from your My Content page. Note: If you delete the video, student grades and progress related to this video will still be saved.
  • How are my assigned video lessons organized?

    You can find the video lessons you’ve assigned by choosing the class in question from the list under “My Classes” in your left-hand menu.

    Once there, you’ll see all assignments listed in order of due date. Oldest due dates are towards the top of the list and then assignments with no due date towards the bottom.

    To learn how to set a due date, check out this article.

    Assignments on this page fall into three categories:

    • In Progress
      Assignments will fall under this category if the start date has passed and the due date is in the future, or if you still have answers to grade (whether the due date has passed or not). Assignments with no due date will also appear under this category until all students have completed them. 
    • Upcoming Assignments
      Assignments will fall under this category if the start date is in the future.
    • Graded and Completed
      Assignments will fall under this category if the start and due dates have passed and you don’t have any pending answers to grade.

    To narrow down your view or your search for a particular assignment, use the filters towards the top of your page: All, Due Date, No Due Date, Pending to grade, and Completed. Click on one of these options to see only that type of assignment.

    If you’re wondering how assignments are ordered for your students, take a look at this article.