• What types of questions can I add?

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

    1. Open-ended questions

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

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    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.

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    3. Comments

    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!

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    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 a user 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 again.

    No captions available

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

    Note: While some videos may contain subtitles on YouTube, many actually use a speech recognition technology to automatically generate subtitles. This feature is unavailable on Edpuzzle, as the automatically generated subtitles aren't always accurate.

  • 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 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 or YouTube channel 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 crop a video?

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

     To crop a video, follow the instructions below:

    1. Once on the editing page for a video, click the "Crop Video" button in the top bar.
    2. Next, move your cursor to the video timeline underneath the video.
    3. Drag the red tabs to crop the video as you wish.

     

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    Now you can trim videos into lessons like a pro! 

    Note: At the moment it's not possible to remove or move multiple sections of a video. Only the beginning and end of a video can be cropped.

    For a temporary workaround, create multiple assignments from the same video and assign them individually. Your students will thank you for the shorter videos! We recommend shorter video lessons for your students to stay engaged and focused. Multiple small assignments are usually more palatable than a single longer one.

    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, click the "Content" tab at the top right of the page and hover your cursor over the video you'd like to use. Click the pencil icon to open up the editor, then follow these easy steps:

    1. Click on the "Quizzes" button at the top of the editor.
    2. Using the timeline below the video, find the spot where you'd like to pause for a question. Click the green question mark in the box below the timeline.
    3. The question editor will appear to the right of the video.
    4. You can enter:
      1. Open-ended questions
      2. Multiple-choice questions
      3. Comments

    To add multiple questions at the same point in the video, click the "+" icon at the top-right of the question editor (next to where it says "1 of 1").

    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!

    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 an audio note?

    Why add audio? Studies show that students pay more attention to information if they hear it from a familiar voice. An audio note is a short voice clip. We recommend recording a short intro or comment to engage your students.

    To record an audio note, go the editing page for the video and follow the instructions below:

    1. In editing mode, click the "Audio Notes" button in the top bar.
    2. Next, drag the orange part of the microphone icon under the video to the place where you want to add an audio note.
    3. Click the black microphone icon with the yellow background to begin recording your voice.
    4. If this is your first time recording audio on Edpuzzle, a pop-up window will appear in the top left of your screen. Click “allow” so that your audio can be recorded.
    5. When you’ve finished speaking, click the black microphone icon again to stop recording. 

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    You might also be interested in our article on how to add a voiceover for the entirety of your video.  

  • 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 narration for the duration of the whole video.  

    To record a voiceover, use the video editing page and follow these steps:

    1. In “My Content,” hover over the video you would like to edit and click the pencil icon.
    2. Click the "Voiceover" button in the top bar.
    3. Next, click the blue microphone icon next to the play button below the video. This will start recording your voice. 
    4. If this is your first time recording audio on Edpuzzle, a pop-up window will appear in the top left of your screen. Click “allow” so that your audio can be recorded.
    5. To preview the video without recording, click the play button (this will not record your voice).
    6. Your voice will be recorded for the whole duration of the video, but if you want to pause recording, click the pause button.
    7. To resume voice recording, click the microphone button again.

     

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    Remember that you have to record audio for the whole video in order to save it.

    Note: If you’ve recorded a section and realize that you need to re-record it, there's an option below the video to “Remove the last recording.” Clicking this will only remove the part that you just recorded. If you want to remove everything recorded so far, click the “Reset the whole recording” button.

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    You can also check out our article on how to record an audio note

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

    A great way to enhance your questions and comments is by adding pictures, links, documents and even formulas to your video lesson! To enhance your questions and comments, click on the "Quizzes" icon on the far right after you've cropped your video.

    You can do this by clicking on the corresponding icon when adding a question or comment. When adding a question, 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. Add a new question by clicking on the timestamp where you want the question to appear.
    2. Choose whether you want to add an open-ended question, multiple-choice question or comment.
    3. Above the text field, click the link icon.
    4. Next, type or paste the URL for the website you want to share and the text you want to be shown.
    5. Click “OK” and you’ll be returned to editing the question/comment.

     

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    Insert images

    To insert a picture into a question or comment by uploading it from your computer or using a website URL, follow these steps:

    1. Above the text field for your question or comment, click the image icon.
    2. You can choose to upload a picture from your computer or type or paste in a URL. 
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    3. Next, you can choose the title and size of the picture.

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    4. Click “OK” and you’ll be returned to editing the question/comment.

    Make formulas

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

    1. Above the text field for your question or comment, click 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/comment.

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    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 comment, click the Bor 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.

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    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 three things you can do: edit the video, watch the video or copy the video. You can choose any of these by hovering over the video and clicking on the icon you want.

    1. Edit the video

    Clicking the pencil icon will allow you to edit the video and customize it for your students. You can shorten the length of a video, add questions, add audio notes, add an audio track or change the title.

    Editing the video automatically saves it to your content and takes you directly to where you can customize it.

    2. Watch the video

    Clicking the eye icon 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

    Clicking the paper icon will allow you 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. 

    So, once you’ve found a video, you can edit, view or copy it!

    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 or multiple-choice question option and write your question.
    2. Click on the "Feedback" text in the bottom right corner of the text field, which will turn the text field blue.
    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.  

    At the moment, immediate feedback isn't available for students using our Android and iOS apps. That's why we recommend using our web version for this feature, although we'll be including it in future releases!

  • 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, audio note or voiceover?

    Note: You can't make any changes to the video (audio notes, voiceover or questions) if the video is assigned to a class. 

    How to delete a question

    To delete a question, follow these steps:

    1. On the editing page of the video, click the "Quizzes" icon.
    2. Click on the question you want to delete.
    3. Click the trash bin icon in the bottom right corner of the question. When the "Delete?" message appears, click "Yes" to delete it.

     

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    How to delete an audio note

    To delete an audio note, follow these steps:

    1. On the editing page of the video, click the "Audio Notes" button.
    2. Click on the audio note you want to delete.
    3. Click on the red trash bin icon that appears underneath it.
    4. If you're sure you want to delete it, click the “Yes” option.

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    Note: If you just recorded an audio note, you'll see the options to “Remove all new notes” and “Remove the last note” below the video. “Remove all new notes” will delete any that have a “New” tag on them. “Remove the last note” will remove the last one you recorded.  

    How to delete a voiceover

    To delete a voiceover, use the video editing page.

    1. On the editing page of the video, click the "Voiceover" button.
    2. You'll see an option to “Reset the whole recording” below the video.
    3. Clicking this will delete the entire voiceover.

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  • 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. On the lesson editing page of the video, click the “Quizzes” button above the video
    2. Add your first question or comment
    3. Once finished with the first question or comment, add another question or comment in the same spot by clicking the “+” icon to the far right, next to the text displaying the number of questions you've created in that spot
    4. You can add more questions and comments at the same spot until you're finished by repeating step 3 after completing the previous question
    5. Click "Save" at the top right of the browser and you're all set!

     Great, now you can add more than one question at the same time stamp in the video! Check out the screenshot below to see where exactly to click to add a question!

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  • 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 or audio note?

    How to move your question

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

    1. On the editing page of the video, click the "Quizzes" button.
    2. Click on the question you want to move.
    3. Click and drag the corresponding green square (above the video timeline) to where you want it.

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    How to move your audio note

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

    1. On the editing page of the video, click the "Audio Notes" button.
    2. Click on the audio note that you want to move.
    3. Click and drag the speakerphone icon of the audio note to where you want it in the video.

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    Keep in mind that if you've already assigned the video to a class, you won't be able to make any changes to the questions, audio notes or voiceover. 

  • 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 in a box in the top left of your screen.
    2. Click on it and type the title of your choice.


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    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.

     

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