Edpuzzle Full Review for Teachers and Students

Edpuzzle is an educational platform that enables teachers to create and share annotated video lessons with their students. Teachers can use YouTube videos or upload their own, add questions, notes, and audio comments, and share them with their students. Students watch annotated videos and provide text and audio responses.

With Edpuzzle Gradebook, teachers can estimate students’ answers, save their scores, and plan future video lessons. With the live mode, teachers can also view their video lessons live in class while students provide real-time responses which is useful in remote learning settings.

Edpuzzle Review for Educators

What is Edpuzzle used for?

Edpuzzle can be used for a variety of educational purposes. First, to enhance learning through annotated video content. Edpuzzle video lessons allow students to participate in video lessons at a deeper level which enhances their general understanding and participation. Open-ended questions will enable students to use their creative and critical thinking skills to come up with answers to the embedded questions. Students have the option to write or record the audio responses.

Edpuzzle video lessons can be used for quick formative assessments in class. For example, teachers can record their own videos and include questions to test students’ comprehension. When students submit their answers to Edpuzzle, teachers will be able to see where students are having learning difficulties and provide individual feedback accordingly. Based on students’ responses, teachers can make informed decisions regarding future lessons.

Edpuzzle has a handy recording tool that enables teachers to easily create and share screenshots. As a teacher, you can record screenshots to use with your students in class. For example, you can record step-by-step tutorials, explainer videos, instructions to guide students through the processes of answering a specific (mathematics) problem, how to use a learning tool, etc.

Edpuzzle Register and login

There are two ways to sign up for Edpuzzle: as a teacher or as a student. For teachers, you can register with your Google account or register with your email. You also need to provide the name of your school. For full access to Edpuzzle’s features, be sure to check your email by clicking on the link that Edpuzzle sends. Watch this video to learn more about registering for Edpuzzle.

How to create screenshots with Edpuzzle?

The process is simple and easy. First install Edpuzzle Chrome extension from the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, head over to the Edpuzzle homepage and click on Add Content located in the top right corner. Next, select “Video Recording” and choose whether you want to record a tab, desktop, or “Camera Only” and then click “Start Recording”.

When you’re done, click Stop Recording and you’ll be directed to a page where you can edit your screen recording the way you want. You can choose a thumbnail for your video, cut or trim the parts you don’t want, and then click “Upload Video”.

Once uploaded, you can edit the screenshots in the Edpuzzle editor. For example, you can add a voiceover to replace the audio in your video. This is especially useful when creating step-by-step tutorials.

How to create a class in Edpuzzle?

To create a class in Edpuzzle, log into your teacher account and click My Classes from the left side bar. Click Create New Class and enter your class details (eg name, description, grade level, subject, and class type). Select the classic genre. Once you’ve created your class, you can then start adding video lessons and assignments. You can also edit, lock, and archive your class.

Watch this video to learn more about how to create your Edpuzzle classroom.

How do you invite students to join your class at Edpuzzle?

To invite students to join your class, click the Invite Students button from within the class, copy the generated code and share it with students via email. If students already have Edpuzzle accounts, they can simply click on your class and enter the code you shared with them. If not, they must register and enter the class code when prompted.

Watch this video to learn more about how to invite students to join your class

Alternatively, you can connect your LMS class to Edpuzzle. To do this, click on the My Lessons tab on the left side and select the LMS that you use with your students. As of this writing, Edpuzzle is integrated with Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, Moodle, Clever, Blackboard, and Powerschool.

How to rank Edpuzzle’s answers?

Edpuzzle’s answers to multiple questions are graded automatically but open questions are not. Teachers need to rank them manually. Here’s how Edpuzzle open questions rank:

  • open the chapter
  • Select a video lesson to grade
  • Click Answers
  • Read or listen to the audio answers and use the checkbox on the right to mark Edpuzzle’s answers as true or false
  • Click Comment to add notes to students
  • Once done, you will be able to view the details of students’ answers

How do you check student progress at Edpuzzle?

Edpuzzle Analytics provides you with critical insights into student performance allowing you to make informed decisions about the steps forward in future video lessons. To check student progress: Open a class and click Video Lesson. On the video assignments page, you will be able to see students’ responses as a class or you can click on a student’s name to see their individual progress report (e, their score, percentage of video watched, number of correct answers, time spent watching video and assignment delivery date) .
Watch this video to learn more about how to check student progress at Edpuzzle.

To see student grades across multiple video lessons, use the Gradebook tab. There you will have an idea of ​​the students’ total score, total time spent, start date and end date. From there you can download the scores and keep them in your learning management system.

How to find video tutorials in Edpuzzle

To search for videos ready to be used in your video lessons, log into your teacher account, click Discover on the left side and type your search query. Click on the Community tab and browse the videos there. You can filter your search by subject, grade level, country, and source. Click the My School tab to find video lessons created by fellow teachers at your school. You can also search YouTube for video lessons to use with your students by clicking on the YouTube tab.

Edpuzzle only features a limited set of YouTube videos but you have the option to run your query directly on YouTube and from there you can import the videos into the Edpuzzle editor using the Edpuzzle Chrome extension or copy and paste URLs into the Edpuzzle search bar. When you find the video you’re interested in, click to add it to the My Content tab where you can copy, set or edit the way you want.

Watch this video to learn more about how to find video tutorials on Edpuzzle.

How to edit and assign video lessons on Edpuzzle?

To edit a video you’ve saved on the My Content Tab, select a video and click to open it in Edpuzzle Editor. Modifications you can make include:

A- add cuts At the beginning, middle or end of the video

B- QuestionsInclude questions in the video:

– Multiple questions: They are graded automatically.

Open-ended questions: Students can answer them using text or audio.

c- Notes: Teachers can add written or audio notes (or both) to provide students with more information.

Dr – Voice commentary: Record your voice to go along with the video. This works for videos you upload or screen recordings you record. Voiceover is blocked for YouTube videos. When finished, click Finish to save your custom video.

Watch this video to learn more about how to edit a video with Edpuzzle.

What is Edpuzzle Live mode?

Edpuzzle’s live mode is a relatively new feature that allows teachers to view live video lessons in class. Students can join the live lesson from their own devices and answer questions in real time. The questions are displayed on the projector screen and on the students’ screens. Teachers can provide individual feedback to students. They can also monitor student performance, see how many students have answered questions, and more.

Watch this video to learn more about Edpuzzle’s live mode.

How much does Edpuzzle cost?

Edpuzzle is free for teachers and students with the ability to store up to 20 videos per account. To increase your storage, you need to upgrade to a School Pro account. “When your school gets a Pro license, your administrators get access to a structured curriculum of PD and student certifications, your school gets customized support and coaching and training, and all teachers get unlimited storage!”

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