This brings us to the tool of the week EdPuzzle, which allows teachers to take a video from the likes of YouTube, Kahn Academy, Learn Zillion, Crash Course, alternatively upload their own video (maximum file size 1gb) and edit the portion that they need. The uploaded video can then be cropped to shorten the video so just the relevant part is selected for their lesson they are teaching. The teacher then has the option to record their voice to be played whilst the video is being watched. The quiz feature then allows teachers to embed questions to appear as students are watching the video.
EdPuzzle is a free tool which does not place any restrictions on the number of videos, classes or students that you can have against an account.
Navigate to https://edpuzzle.com then click on the Sign up button (situated top right) to create your free account.
Once you have selected the video you will be automatically taken to the cropping tool which allows you show the section of the video you want students to watch instead of the whole thing.
The next tool you have at your disposal is the audio track option which allows you to add an audio recording to the video. Please not that you must record the audio for the whole duration of the video to be able to save it.
Open ended question – basically asks students to answer question in a text box. The drawback with this is that the answers will have to be manually checked and there is no function to check as they continue to watch the video.
If you wish to set a date of when students can access and complete the video quiz then select the Due date option and then specify the dates. To finish click the Send button.
EdPuzzle allows you to reuse the same video assignment for other classes. To do this simply select the My classes tab from the top, click the class you wish to add the video to and then click the Assign a lesson button.
By default students are allowed to answer once, and no amendments can be made once the answer has been submitted however there is an option to give the student another opportunity via the class progress view.