Interactive Video lets you upload a video and add Question Cards or Discussion Threads to it. Question Cards help you and students gauge their comprehension of the video contents. Furthermore, questions and comments can help guide students to the most important arguments in the video, or jump start online discussions about its contents so that students are better prepared for class.
After you have created a new Interactive Video in your LMS or on the platform, you see the following screen.
If you want to reuse a previous Interactive Video from yourself or one of your colleagues, click on use copy of existing. A copy of this existing assignment will be made, copying all teacher contributions (comments, questions, instructions). Student contributions are not copied.
If you want to create a new assignment, start with filling out the title. Depending on your LMS, the title you set when creating the assignment in your LMS is already copied here. You can read more here on changing the name of the assignment in your LMS or in FeedbackFruits.
Step 1: Instructions
At the instructions step you are able to provide the students information about the use and aim of the assignment. Furthermore, you can select if you would like the student contributions to be visible to everyone in the assignment, or have them divided and only visible to group members.
Contribute individually, see contributions within groups
Students are able to see all contributions of all participants in the assignment.
Contribute individually, see contributions within groups
This option lets your students discuss the material in smaller groups. Or you can make the video accessible per class instead of publishing it to all students in the course. With these settings enabled, students will only see answers to Question Cards from group members and Discussion Threads posted by group members. In Discussion Threads posted by the teacher, they will see all student answers.
After enabling the option, you have to define the groups you want to use in the LMS. See this article on how to select the appropriate groups for your Interactive Video when FeedbackFruits is fully integrated in your LMS. Can't select groups from your LMS? This article explains how to create your own groups using a CSV file.
When using groups, students only see the annotations of students within their group. As a teacher, you can filter on a specific group, or see the annotations of all students in the assignment. In the Overall Student Progress overview, you will see the metrics per group.
Step 2: Video
To upload a video, drag and drop your desired video, or click choose video to search for it on your computer. If your desired video can be found online, copy and paste the link in the paste link field. If you want to use an online video, it is important to this video is publicly available. Read here which video platforms are supported when uploading via URL.
After you've uploaded the video, you can start with editing the settings. Click on open video to view the video and start adding questions and comments. If you want to replace the video with a different one, you can click on change file.
Adding Question Cards and Discussion Threads
When you have uploaded your video, click open video to view it and add Question Cards and/or Discussion Thread. Select the right timeframe in the video to link a Question Card or Discussion Thread to this specific part.
Question Cards are inline practice moments for students and can be added by the teacher as well as by students when enabled (see settings). Discussion Threads can be questions or discussion points and can be added by the teacher as well as by students when enabled. Students (and teachers) are able to reply to each other's comments, making it possible to have inline discussions. Click here for more information on how to add a Discussion Thread or Question Card.
Click on each tab to expand the settings field.
It is possible to have a start and/or end date by which the students are able to make contributions to the assignment. This is available under the Scheduling deadlines option. For more information on how to set this up, and how this affects the assignment, click here.
By default, students are allowed to post Discussion Threads to the video. Discussion Threads can stimulate interactivity with the study material, but this might not always be desirable depending on your set-up. Therefore, this option can also be disabled.
It is also possible to say that students are allowed to post Question Cards (disabled by default). Having students ask and answer their own and their peers' questions can be a valuable learning experience. Therefore, this can be enabled if desired.
When you allow students to post their own Question Cards, you will see a new option appear: students can see each other's answers on Question Cards created by students. When enabling this option, students will be able to see anonymised answers from their peers after they have answered the question themselves.
All students' contribution in this activity (discussions, questions and answers to questions) are shown to their peers using pseudonyms. Teachers always see the contributor's name.
Under settings, you can enable the copyright protected material option. Enabling this option stops students from downloading the video. Otherwise, students will see a download button, which allows them to download the original video. If you use a link to a video on the internet, you will not have this option. Students will not be able to download the video, but will be able to navigate to the website where the video is hosted.
When uploading via YouTube URL, the embedded subtitles will be available or alternatively, it is also possible to add custom subtitles. Click on 'configure' to upload subtitles via .srt or .vtt files. If you don't yet have a subtitles file, you can also create your own. Read here how you can create this file.
Additional modules can be added to the assignment to further the pedagogical value of the assignment. These modules can be added by clicking on the red plus-button at the bottom of the assignment in 'edit' mode.
Grading can be added to the assignment in the form of the Configurable Grading module. Here you are able to grade students based on their participation (for example, did they participate in all the discussions) and performance (how did they score on the Question Cards). You can find more information in the link above.
Grade the students' feedback based on their own selected best contributions. Create a safe online learning environment in which students feel free to contribute, because they feel the safety of only being graded on what they themselves mark as their best comments. Read more here on how to set it up.
Reflect on the activity
A reflection step can be added to the assignment that can be graded optionally and should be completed after the main assignment. It is possible to set a separate deadline for this step, to set a minimum and maximum word count and additional instructions.
Publishing the assignment
When you are finished with setting up your assignment, click publish or save in the top-right corner of the screen.
After you publish the video, you can click the edit button to edit the assignment (change the file, edit the instructions, enable/disable students downloading the video, adding Question Cards and/or Discussion Threads) or the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen to download the original video, without Discussion Threads/Question Cards if the video was uploaded from the device. In case that the video was posted by use of an external link, you will see the button open original.
You are now finished with setting up your Interactive Video!
This concludes the Skill Review | Teacher Perspective tutorial.
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