• How do I create a new class?

    There are two ways you can create a new Edpuzzle class: directly from the "My Classes" menu on the left-hand side of your page or during the assignment creation process. 

    Create a new class from “My Classes”

      1. Click the plus (+) sign next to "My Classes" on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. To create a classic or open Edpuzzle class, click "Create new class."
        (If you use Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, or Clever, you can select your LMS from the pop-up window and import your classes. If you use another LMS, you'll need to create your classes from that LMS. To learn more about creating and importing classes from your chosen LMS, check out these articles.)
      3. Enter the class name and description (the description is optional), then select the class grade level and subject.
      4. Decide whether you want a classic or open class.
      5. After you've set all your preferences, click "Create class" to finish setup!

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

    Create a new class when assigning a video lesson

      1. After selecting the video from your "My Content" library, click "Assign" to open the assignment creation window.
      2. Click the “+ Add new class” button at the bottom of the window.
      3. Enter the class name and description (the description is optional) the select the class grade level and subject.
      4. Decide whether you want a classic or open class.
      5. After you've set all your preferences, click "Create class" to finish setup.
      6. You'll then be brought back to the assignment creation window to finish assigning the video lesson.

     

    If you'd like to learn more, check out our article on how to add students to your class.

  • How do I invite new students to my class?

    Once you’ve created your class, you’re ready to invite your students! You can do this by sharing either your class code or a direct class link with them.

    If you use Google Classroom, you can also import your students directly from Google Classroom, check out this article to learn more

    Using your class code
    Each class you create is associated with a unique class code that connects your students to the class. If a student doesn’t have an Edpuzzle account yet, they'll be prompted to create one in order to join the class. Here’s how to invite your students:

      1. Select the class from the My Classes menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click on the "Class members" tab and then the blue “Invite students” button. 

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


    Note:
    If you can’t find your class code and you’re missing the blue “Invite students” button, you may be using an LMS-integrated course, which operates a little differently. To learn more about students joining those classes, check out these articles.

    Open classes
    With open classes, your students can join a class and complete assignments without an Edpuzzle account! To invite students to the class, click on the "Invite students” button in the upper right-hand corner of the class page. You can either share the link or class code with your students. Students won’t be able to save their sessions, so if they leave your open class and then join again at a later time, they’ll be treated as a new student.

    In contrast with classic classes, open classes don’t have a “Class members” tab. This is because each assignment will generate its own list of students as they join your open class.

  • How do I remove a student from a class?

    If you need to remove a student from your Edpuzzle class, follow these steps:

      1. Choose the student’s class from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Go to the “Class members” tab.
      3. Find the student’s name and click the ellipsis (...) to the right. 
      4. Select "Remove from class" in the drop-down menu.
      5. Confirm the deletion in the pop-up window that appears.

    If you need to remove multiple students at once, check the boxes to the left of the students' names and select "Remove from class" from the bar at the bottom that appears.

    Removing students is helpful if they've created an extra account by mistake. However, keep in mind that once a student has been removed from the class all of their associated progress and data for your class will also be deleted and can’t be recovered. So, be careful when deleting students!

     

    You might also be interested in our article on how to edit a student's name or change their password.

  • Can I embed an assignment into an LMS, blog or website?

    With Edpuzzle, you can easily embed your video assignments on your website or LMS!

    How to use Edpuzzle with your LMS

    If you use Canvas, Schoology, Microsoft Teams, Moodle, Blackboard, PowerSchool, or Blackbaud, among others, you can enjoy all the benefits of Edpuzzle from within your LMS.

    With the Edpuzzle integration, you can share your video lessons with your LMS classes, and your students will be able to complete them right in your LMS, without needing to create an Edpuzzle account.

    Check out these articles to guide you through the set-up process:

    How to embed Edpuzzle assignments on your blog or website

    You can embed Edpuzzle assignments into nearly any website or blog. Your students can watch the video from one place, and you'll collect their progress and responses in Edpuzzle. 

    To find the embed code, follow these steps:

      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 embed.
      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 will appear and provide you with the assignment link and embed code. 
      5. Copy the embed code and paste it into your chosen website or blog.

    You can paste the embed code into the majority of blogs and personal website platforms. It will also work for virtually any LMS on the market (i.e. Haiku or Edmodo).

    If you're a WordPress user, you can share the assignment with a link, which will redirect your students to Edpuzzle. At this time the embed feature isn't supported for WordPress websites. 

     

    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 need help embedding your lesson into your LMS, let us know by contacting us at support@edpuzzle.com

  • How does an open class work?

    With open classes, your students can join a class and complete assignments without an Edpuzzle account. This makes using an open class a great option for younger students, one-off groups of learners, and more!

    To create an open class:

      1. Click the plus (+) sign next to "My Classes" on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click on “Create new class.” 
      3. Add a name for your class and a description (optional), then the class grade level, and subject. 
      4. Select “Open” under “Class type.”
        Note that once you choose your class type, you won't be able to change it.

    You can choose to allow your students to create their nicknames or have Edpuzzle automatically create them. To use randomly generated nicknames, check the box that says “Let Edpuzzle generate students’ nicknames.” This means that you’ll see progress and grades on assignments for anyone that completes them, but it will be anonymous.

    If you don’t check this box, students will be prompted to enter a nickname upon joining your class. If you want to make sure you can identify who is who, we recommend providing clear instructions to your students for entering their actual names.

    You can always change this setting later by clicking on the ellipsis (...) next to the class name at the top of your page and choosing “Edit class” from the drop-down menu. Then scroll down to check or uncheck the same box.

    To learn about assigning a video lesson to an open class, check out this article.

    To invite students to the class:

      1. Click on the "Invite students” button in the upper right-hand corner of the class page. 
      2. You can either share the class link or class code with your students to have them join. If using the link, students just need to follow the link to join. If using the code, students will visit edpuzzle.com, click “Open class” at the top of our homepage, and enter that code where prompted.

    Students won’t be able to save their sessions, so if they leave your open class and then join again at a later time, they’ll be treated as new students.

     

    Note: In contrast with classic classes, open classes don’t have a “Class Members” tab. This is because each assignment will generate its own list of students as they join your open class.

    Open classes don't include the Gradebook feature either, but you will be able to see the progress for each individual assignment!

    Here’s a quick video to walk you through the above steps and to help you learn more about using open classes:

  • Do my students need an Edpuzzle account?

    With open classes, your students aren't required to have an Edpuzzle account, which means they won't need to create a username or password. For more information, check out our article on how open classes work.

    On the other hand, if you'd like to record your students' progress on an assignment, then students must have an Edpuzzle account. However, if you're simply sharing your content with a colleague or don't need to record their grades, then the person you're sending the link to does not need an account.

    To track your students' progress on a video assignment, they will need an Edpuzzle account. When they complete assignments through their account, you’ll be able to see whether they’ve watched the video, their quiz responses and more. See the article on how to invite new students for instructions on how to add students to your Edpuzzle class.

    If you don’t need to track progress, you can share a link to your video that anyone can access, even without an account. You can do this by opening the video and clicking on "Share preview." From here, you can share a direct link to the video or embed the assignment on a site. When somebody opens a preview link, they can watch the entire video and view questions, but their progress and grades won't be recorded.

  • How do I move a student to another class?

    If you’d like to move a student to a different class, you’ll need to remove them from their current class and invite them to the new one. However, this will delete any of the student's existing progress and grades from their original class, which won't be transferred to the new class.

    To remove a student from a class: 

      1. Choose the student’s current class from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Go to the “Class members” tab.
      3. Find the student’s name and click the ellipsis (...) to the right. 
      4. Select "Remove from class" in the drop-down menu.
      5. Confirm the deletion in the pop-up window that appears.

    To add a student to their new class:

      1. Choose the student’s new class from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Go to the “Class members” tab.
      3. Click the “Invite students” button to view your class code.
      4. Share the class code or link with your student.
      5. Once the student has joined the new class, you’ve successfully transferred them from one class to another. If they need help joining the class, here’s a quick article with easy-to-follow instructions.


    Note:
    If you’re using LMS-integrated classes the process for adding students to the new class will look a little different. Check out our articles on using Edpuzzle with different LMS integrations to learn more about how students are added to those types of classes.

  • How do I change a student's password or name?

    To reset a student's password or edit a student's name on Edpuzzle, follow these steps:

    Reset Password

      1. Choose the student’s class from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Go to the “Class members” tab.
      3. Find the student’s name and click the ellipsis (...) to the right. 
      4. Select "Reset password" in the drop-down menu.
      5. Enter a new password in the pop-up window that appears.
      6. Click the “Save new password” button to confirm the change.
      7. Direct the student to log in on edpuzzle.com using their new credentials to make sure things are working properly.

    Change a student's name

      1. Choose the student’s class from the list under “My Classes” in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Go to the “Class members” tab.
      3. Find the student’s current name and click the ellipsis (...) to the right. 
      4. Select "Edit name" in the drop-down menu.
      5. Enter the name change in the pop-up window that appears.
      6. Click the “Save name” button to confirm the change.

     

    If you need to remove a student from your class, check out this article.

  • How can I delete, archive, or restore my classroom?

    After you've created your class, you'll have several options to manage it. This article will show you how to delete a class, archive a class, and restore an archived class. 

    Delete a class

    If you’d like to delete a class when you’re starting a new semester or when you no longer need it, follow the steps below. However, keep in mind that once you delete a class, all associated data including assignments and student progress/grades will be permanently removed and cannot be recovered.

      1. Hover over the class name in the "My Classes" menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click the ellipsis (...).
      3. Choose "Delete class" from the drop-down menu.
      4. Click the red "Delete" button to confirm your deletion.

    Archive a class

    If you’d like to archive a class when you’re starting a new semester or when you no longer need it, you can follow the steps below. An archived class will still be available for review by your students and co-teachers, however, no edits or new answers will be able to be submitted unless the class is restored. All archived classes are stored under the “Archived Classes” section of the menu on the left-hand side of your page.

      1. Hover over the class name in the "My Classes" menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click the ellipsis (...).
      3. Select “Archive Class” from the drop-down menu.
      4. Click the "Archive" button to confirm your choice.

    Restore a class

    When you restore an archived class, your students and co-teachers regain access to it. Remember, it's not possible to restore a deleted class. If you'd like to restore an archived class, follow the steps below.

      1. Hover over the class name in the "Archived" menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click the ellipsis (...).
      3. Select “Restore Class” from the drop-down menu.
      4. Click the "Restore" button to confirm your choice.

    Alternatively, you can also delete or archive a class by:

      1. Selecting the class from the "My Classes" menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Clicking the ellipsis (...) at the top of the page.
      3. Choosing the appropriate option from the drop-down menu.
  • How do I leave a shared LMS class?

    If you no longer need or teach in a shared LMS-integrated class, you can leave the class and remove it from your My Classes list. Leaving a class does not delete the content of the class for the other co-teachers still in the class!

    To leave a class, follow these steps:

      1. Hover over the class name from the "My Classes" list in the menu on the left-hand side of your page.
      2. Click the ellipsis (...).
      3. Select "Leave class" from the drop-down menu.

     

    Note: If you are the only teacher in your LMS-integrated class, you will only have the option of deleting the class. Once you delete a class, the class data (including all assignments and student progress/grades) will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered.