Turn Any Video into an Interactive Formative Assessment with EdPuzzle

EdPuzzle is a great FREE web-based tool allowing teachers and students to create interactive quiz-based video lessons using just about any video.  Once uploaded, videos are editable, can include voice notes, and provide data tracking for real time formative assessment. The site is easy to use and provides a variety of useful features to transform passive viewing into interactive lesson engagement!

Personalize the Learning

Any video can be personalized with the addition of audio notes, annotations, cropping and editing! Even videos from other sources such as YouTube, Khan Academy, Learn Zillion and more can be remixed with your own voice or annotations. The best part is that the student doesn't have to wait until the end of the video to answer questions. Multiple choice, open ended questions, and comments can be added at any point in the video. EdPuzzle collects data as the students watch and interact with the video. The teacher can track when a student viewed the video as well how many times the student viewed a section before answering correctly.  Since the students' understanding and progress can be assessed, the teacher can personalize the learning based on the students' or class results.

In the Classroom

  • No more work sheets! Directly embed formative assessment into your videos. EdPuzzle analytics provides real time tracking so that you can check understanding and even grade based on the percentage of questions answered correctly. In a "flipped" classroom scenario, the results can aid in the lesson planning and instruction for the day's activities.
The teacher shouldn't do all the work! Let the students do the creating! Teachers have the option of assigning students the tasks of creating their own interactive video. Students could create their own or find videos from another source. Their audio, questions, and comments could demonstrate mastery and understanding. Plus students could view and interact each other's creations too.
  • Use EdPuzzle as an interesting way to introduce a new unit of study. Use audio notes or comments to create questions to pique the students' interest.
  • Create or find read-along videos and use EdPuzzle to check for comprehension and understanding. Since questions are inserted on a timeline, the teacher can pick the exact place in the passage to assess understanding. Students can work independently or in small groups.
  • Create video learning centers in your classroom. In science class, for example, students would have to correctly answer questions from a safety demonstration video before being able to advance to the next level.
  • Create and embed video writing prompts. Provide prompts throughout the viewing so that students can pause and reflect. EdPuzzle offers open-ended response options too. 
  • In LOTE classes, students could use voice over to tell the story shown in the video in their language of study.
  • Learning vocabulary can now include visual and auditory clues.
  • Provide audio feedback to student created video projects.
  • Since it is web-based, students can upload videos directly from their tablet, iPad, or other device.

Awesome Features

  • Teachers and students can sign in with their Google Drive account, although no email is needed for students to join. Teachers will need to create a free account.
  • Teachers also have control over the student accounts so it's easy to reset passwords. 
  • Help and tutorials are at your fingertips. In each section, the "show me how" button offers brief instructions.
  • Videos are editable, even YouTube videos. Choose only the parts you want to use.
  • Explain in your own words with your own voice over or pause the video and add an audio note.
  • Embed interactive quizzes or open-ended questions in the exact place in the video where you want them to appear. Watch in real time as students view or use the analytics to review the next day.
  • A library of lessons created by other teachers are there for you to copy and make your own.
  • Easy access to a variety of video sources such as YouTube, Kahn Academy, Learn Zillion, TED and more!
  • A Chrome app is available and since it is web based, it works on the iPad and other mobile devices too.
  • Strictly for educators! EdPuzzle was created for teachers by a former math teacher in Spain, Quim Sabria.

Getting Started

EdPuzzle is easy to use, even for the technologically challenged. Once you have created your teacher account at  www.edpuzzle.com, simply follow the prompts. There are four basic steps: 
1) Create or upload videos; 2) create your class; 3) assign the video; 4) share and review the student progress.

What are you waiting for?  Create an account and try it out at www.edpuzzle.com