Instructors want to engage students in content. One popular method is through video. Instructors have created video through lecture capture and voice-over PowerPoint. There are many tips that you can apply to your video creations that will improve this resource's educational impact. A previous TLT blog post highlights many of them. In this blog post, I would to highlight interactive video quizzing.
With interactive video quizzing, quiz questions appear during the viewing of the video to check for understanding before moving on. Research in this area shows that adding quizzes throughout a video presentation "reduces mind wandering, increases task-relevant behaviors such as note taking, boosts learning, and also improves calibration between predicted and actual performance," (Schacter and Szpunar, 2015). However, adding this engaging and interactive feature does take some additional time and effort. Fortunately, the tools available are becoming easier to use.
There are a number of products available to make these video interlaced with quizzes. Many of them require that you post your videos to YouTube or another video hosting site first, then the software overlays the quizzing features. These are fast and free, but do not integrate quiz scores into an LMS, like Blackboard, and usually mean you have to have your video set to public to access it. Here are a few to try.
The Free Options
Another free site to develop video quizzes. Edpuzzle allows you to use only what you need from any video, insert audio notes or record over a video with your voice, and add questions at any point in the video and track your students' understanding.
HapYak allows you to add text, links and image overlays to your videos. You can also easily annotate your YouTube and Vimeo videos and create quizzes using multiple choice and free-text questions. it also lets you draw on your videos, share commentaries and link to any specific moment in the video.
Another free online tool for adding quizzing to videos.Knewton Blog provides a tutorial on how to do this, but it is time intense.