• What types of questions can I add?

    With Edpuzzle, you can customize your lessons for every class by creating your own questions and notes. You can add:

    1. Open-ended questions

    This is perfect if you want your students to give a more thoughtful response. These are not automatically graded since each student's answer will differ.

    2. Multiple-choice

    Here you can select which answers are correct and incorrect. Test your student's understanding with all kinds of question formats, like true/false, single answer, multiple answers and more. These are graded automatically.

    3. Notes

    This is your tool for telling your students anything you need them to know about the video. Add context, give instructions or add an interesting fact!

     

    If you'd like to take it one step further, check out our article on how to add rich text and embed images and other engaging media to your questions.

  • How do I turn on closed-captioning or subtitles for my video lesson?

    Closed-captioning is available for any video that has been originally captioned by the service the video has been pulled from.

    Enabling closed-captioning

    When you assign your video lesson, you can select the option to "Turn on CCs" to enable closed-captioning.

    When a student watches a video lesson which has closed-captioning, a “CC” button will appear. Click the button to enable/disable the subtitles.

    Enabling subtitles in different languages

    Some videos may be subtitled in different languages. To go through the options, click the “CC” button.

    No captions available

    If the video doesn't have any available subtitles, the "CC" button won't appear at the bottom of the video.

    Setting closed-captioning as a default

    If you always want closed-captioning to appear when available, just click on your profile icon in the upper-righthand corner, select your name from the dropdown menu, and click on the "Settings" tab. Under "Closed Captions," toggle the button so the green checkmark appears. That's it – your preferences will be saved automatically!

  • How do I search for videos?

    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.

    My Content

    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:

    Curriculum

    1. 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.
    2. Choose “Elementary School”, “Middle School” or “High School” and look through the folders to find great lessons for your students!

      My School

    1. 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.
    2. To see content from teachers registered on Edpuzzle outside of your department, click the teacher counter (“__ teachers on Edpuzzle") and select another department.

      Edpuzzle channel

    1. 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!
    2. 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.)

    1. 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. 

  • How do I cut a video?

    Found the perfect video but only need to use part of it? Then cut it with Edpuzzle! You can use the cut feature in the editing section to include only what you need.

    To cut a video, follow these steps:

    1. In the video editor, click on the "Cut" tab.
    2. Below your video, you’ll see a blue bar. Drag the white vertical line at either side of the bar to crop from the beginning or the end of your video.
    3. If you want to add another cut to your video (for example, if you want to cut a section from the middle), click the “Add cut” button. You can repeat this step as many times as you like!
    4. When you’re finished, the sections you’ve cut will appear in gray and the remaining video will appear in blue in the bar.
    5. To preview how your video will appear with the cuts, drag the black ball back to the beginning of your video.

    Now that you have your video lesson at the perfect length, check out our article to learn what types of questions you can add to engage your students.

  • Can my students create video lessons?

    Yes! If you assign a student project, then your students can create their own video lessons, allowing you to engage with them using project-based learning.

    To assign a student project, follow these steps:

    1. Click on the blue "Add Content" button.
    2. Click “Student project."
    3. Next, fill in the details for your students.
    4. Click “Save project”.
    5. Now, the project will automatically appear under the “My Content” tab, below all of your videos. 
  • How do I add questions to my video?

    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.

    1. Click on the "Questions" tab above the video.
    2. In the timeline below the video, click on the spot where you’d like to add a question or note.
    3. Select “Multiple-choice question”, “Open-ended question” or “Note” from the options on the right.
    4. Add your question or note, and click the blue “Save” button.
    5. 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.

  • How do I record audio with my note?

    Why add audio? Studies show that students pay more attention to information if they hear it from a familiar voice.

    Follow these steps to record audio with your note:

    1. In the video editor, click on the “Questions” tab.
    2. Select “Note” from the menu on the right.
    3. Click on the microphone icon below the text box to start recording.
    4. When you’re finished recording, click the blinking red square to stop recording.
    5. Click the blue “Save” button, and you’re done!

    You might also be interested in our article on how to record voiceover.

  • How do I record a voiceover?

    If you're wondering why you should add audio, studies show that students pay more attention to information if they hear it from a familiar voice!

    A voiceover is an audio recording that plays over the original audio of the video.

    To record a voiceover, select the video of your choice from “My Content” and click on “Edit” to open the video editor.

    Then, you’ll need to follow these steps:

    1. Click on the "Voiceover" tab above the video.
    2. Select the spot in the video where you want to record audio by clicking on the timeline bar below the video.
    3. Click on the red “Start recording” button.
    4. If this is your first time recording audio on Edpuzzle, a pop-up window will appear in the upper lefthand corner of your screen. Click “Allow” so that your audio can be recorded.
    5. When you’re finished, click on the red “Stop recording” button.
    6. To preview your recording on its own, click on the play button below “Start recording”. (If you want to delete your recording, just click the trash bin icon to the right of the bar.)
    7. To preview the video with your voiceover incorporated, click on the play button below the video.

    You can add as many voiceovers to your video as you like!

    You can also check out our article on how to record audio with a note.

  • How do I embed formulas, images, links or PDFs in questions and notes?

    A great way to enhance your questions and notes is by adding pictures, links, documents and even formulas to your video lesson! To enhance your questions and notes, click on the "Questions" tab in the video editor above your video.

    When adding a question or not, you can also:

    1. Embed links
    2. Insert images
    3. Create formulas
    4. Add rich text

    Embed links
    You can include a link to another website like Google Drive or to a relevant article. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Above the text field for your question or note, click on the link icon.
    2. Next, type or paste the URL for the website you want to share and the text you want to be shown.
    3. Click “OK” and you’ll be returned to editing the question/note.

    Insert images
    To insert an image into a question or note by uploading it from your computer or using a URL, follow these steps:

    1. Above the text field for your question or note, click on the image icon.
    2. You can choose to upload a picture from your computer or type or paste in a URL.
    3. Next, you can choose the title and size of the picture.
    4. Click “OK” and you’ll be returned to editing the question/note.

    Make formulas
    You can add a formula to a question or note using the equation editor. To embed a formula, follow these steps:

    1. Above the text field for your question or note, click on the “fx” icon.
    2. Click on the math symbols you need to create your formula.
    3. Click “OK” and you’ll be returned to editing the question/note.

    Add rich text
    To add rich text to a question (bold, underlined or italicized), follow these steps:

    1. Above the text field for your question or note, click the B, I or U to add the rich text of your choice.
    2. When you're finished typing, click the same icon to go back to normal text.

    You might also be interested in our article on how to add questions.

  • I found a video – now what?

    Now that you’ve found a video, there are several things you can do: edit the video, watch the video or copy the video. 

    1. Edit the video

    Checking the box below the video and selecting "Edit" from the bottom menu will allow you to edit the video and customize it for your students. You can cut the video, add questions, add notes with audio, add voiceover or change the title.

    Editing the video automatically saves it to your content and takes you directly to the video editor. 

    2. Watch the video

    Clicking the play button on the video will allow you to preview the video, so you can check and see if it would be appropriate for your students.

    3. Copy the video

    Check the box below the video then select "Copy" from the bottom menu to copy the video to your content. The video will be automatically saved to your content. This allows you to edit it at a later date and gives you the opportunity to continue searching for videos. 

    To learn more, check out our article about what type of questions you can add.

  • Can I include immediate feedback in the questions?

    Do you want to give immediate feedback to your students? We have a feature that allows you to write a message that will automatically appear after students submit a question. This is useful if you want to explain why an answer was incorrect or send your students a little encouragement.

    To include feedback for your questions, please follow these steps:

    1. Select the open-ended question, multiple-choice question or note option and write your question/note.
    2. Click on the "Feedback" text in the bottom right corner of the text field, which will turn the text field yellow.
    3. Type the comment you want to display in response to the student's answer.
    4. To go back to your question, click on "Question."

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

  • Can I upload audio files to Edpuzzle?

    You can upload audio files to Edpuzzle, but first, they have to be converted to video files.

    Here are some online platforms that convert audio to video files:

    Once you’ve done this, you can upload the video file. To learn more, check out our article on how to upload your own videos.

  • How do I delete a question, note or voiceover?

    How to delete a question or note

    To delete a question, follow these steps:

    1. In the video editor, click on the question or note you want to delete from the “Video events” column on the left. This will display it to the right of the video.
    2. Click on the trash bin icon below the question or note, and you’re done!

    How to delete a voiceover

    To delete a voiceover, follow these steps:

    1. In the video editor, click on the “Voiceover” tab.
    2. Click on the trash bin icon next to the recording you want to delete, and you’re done!
  • Can I add multiple questions at the same point in the video?

    Yes! If you want to add multiple questions at the same point, follow these steps:

    1. In the video editor, click the “Questions” tab above the video.
    2. Add a question or note.
    3. Once finished, click on the “+” icon for the question type or note of your choice below the text “Add another note or question here”.
    4. You can add more questions and comments at the same spot until you're finished by repeating step 3 as many times as you need.

    Great, now you can add more than one question at the same timestamp in the video!

  • How do I save my video lesson once I'm finished?

    Once you've finished editing your video, you can assign it to a class or save it for later.

    To access these options, click the blue “Finish” button in the top right corner on the editing page. From here, you can:

    1. Save the video for later by clicking on the "Later" button.
    2. Assign the video to a class.

    Don't worry – you won't lose your work if you close the page by accident while editing your video! Video lessons are automatically saved every five seconds so you don't have to remember to click "Save". 

  • How do I move a question, note or voiceover?

    How to move your question or note

    To move your question or note to a different place in the video, follow these steps:

    1. In the video editor, select the question or note you want to move from the “Video events” column on the left.
    2. Below the video, you’ll see your question or note and to the left, the time at which it appears in the video.
    3. Click on the time and type in when you would like your question or note to appear. Alternatively, you can drag and drop your question or comment in the video timeline bar.

    How to move your voiceover

    To move your voiceover to a different place in the video, follow these steps:

    1. In the video editor, click on the “Voiceover” tab.
    2. To the left of your voiceover recording and under the red “Start recording” button, you’ll see the time at which it appears in the video.
    3. Click on the time and type in when you would like your voiceover to appear. Alternatively, you can drag and drop your question or comment in the video timeline bar.
  • How do I add a title to my video?

    Add a title to any video lesson for easier reference by following these steps:

    1. After you've chosen a video to create a lesson with, you'll see the current title at the top left of your screen next to the Edpuzzle logo.
    2. Click on it and type in the title of your choice.

    If you want to change the title of a video once you've assigned it, follow these steps:

    1. Go to the "My Classes" tab.
    2. Click on the class the video has been assigned to.
    3. Click on the video whose title you want to change.
    4. On the next screen, click "Edit name" and add a new title. 

    Note: Changing the title of a video will update it for all the classes it's been assigned to.