8. Embedded quizzes/assessment in video

Educational videos in the LMS can be made more interactive and engaging by pairing with quizzes and automated feedback.

It is relatively simple to add questions and feedback to your videos. These questions are most powerful when they ask students to move beyond factual recall of material and challenge them to consider more deeply underlying concepts or principles, apply concepts or relate the material in the video to other aspects of the course.

How to implement this in your subject

Step one: select or create videos

You can create videos for your subject using:

If using a video produced by you or for your subject, you can edit (or ‘clip’) your video into segments related to particular topics to embed in a Canvas quiz.

You can also search for third party videos online. Note: These videos may not be accessible to students offshore. Also, you will only be able to edit these videos if they have appropriate Creative Commons licensing, but you can set certain timecode segments to play when you embed them in a quiz.

Step two: select your quiz tool

Canvas quiz with embedded videos

  • 11 question types
  • Robust and secure for assessment
  • Results flow into Gradebook
  • Allows for automated feedback at end of quiz.

For one question per video file: Embed the video as part of the question stem for the relevant quiz question. You can embed the video from Kaltura, ECHO360, YouTube or Vimeo.

For multiple questions per video file: Embed the video into the question type ‘Text (no question)’, then follow with your questions.

H5P interactive video (formative activities only)

  • Eight question types
  • Not robust or secure enough for formal assessment
  • Quiz questions embed into the video itself
  • Allows for automated feedback during quiz.

Step three: develop quizzes and feedback

Canvas quiz with embedded videos

For detailed guides on how to make quizzes with video embeds, self-enrol in Canvas: Learn at your own pace, and complete the Quizzes module. When you add a due date, the quiz will be added to students’ calendars and to-do lists.

H5P interactive video (formative activities only)

See this guide on how to use H5P in Canvas.

Step four: follow up

To supplement automated feedback, you can address common points of confusion in:

  • A weekly announcement or ‘mail bag’ video
  • A lecture or recording
  • A webinar.

Support and resources

You can use this guide to implement the 2020 category two Learning and Teaching Initiatives.

See Quizzes section of Staff Canvas Guides

For further advice on Canvas quizzes, enrol in Canvas: Learning and your own pace, and go to Canvas: Quizzes.

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