Once you enter the Interactive Video assignment, you will see a a preview of the video you are going to have to watch. Depending on the assignment, you may also see a box containing instructions from your teacher above that. Read the instructions carefully, and then click "Start Watching" to open the video viewer.
Once you've entered the video viewer, there are a few things to watch out for. Some very basic options are found on the top and bottom of the video player.
These icons in the screenshot below, from left to right, allow you to return to a minimised, LMS view (Unfocus); go to the original video link (View Original), mark the assignment as complete (Done) and upvote the video as useful (two arrow heads up).
At the bottom, next to the timer, you have settings for volume (speaker symbol) and for video speed (cog symbol).
Questions, both open and multiple choice, can be added by your teacher, and sometimes these will block you from viewing the video further until they are answered. Questions can also be added by you or fellow classmates if the teacher allows it during setup.
Here is a multiple choice question just at the start of the video, which must be answered before further viewing. On the progress bar on the bottom, you can see questions marked in advance. All of the ones represented by padlocks will have to be answered before further viewing, while the one represented with a dot can be answered at any time.
Once you answer a question, the correct answer may be revealed. You can also check this later in the video by clicking on the question in the progress bar or the menu on the left.
You may also get open questions, like the one below, in which you will have to enter a text answer. You can either type in your answer and submit it or select "I don't know" to skip the question without giving an answer.
As soon as you've answered, the correct answer may be revealed (along with any answers that classmates might have recorded), and you will be asked to estimate whether your answer is wrong, almost correct, or correct. Do this by simply clicking the appropriate option.
Finally, to add your own question, press on the red and white "Plus" sign on the player's progress bar. If it doesn't show, move your cursor towards the bottom of the screen.
Once you click this, it will give you the option to either leave a comment (1) or create an open (2) or multiple choice (3) practice question (both depending on whether the teacher enabled the option - i.e., this might not be possible in some assignments). Note that only one of the three will appear once you select an option, but here they were cropped into one screenshot for convenience.
Fill in the comment or question text, and then the correct answer (if applicable), and click "Publish" to submit your question. This will then be seen by your fellow students and the teacher.
The Social & Summary Bar (Right)
As you've perhaps noticed, there is a retractable menu bar on the right of the screen. This can perform several functions, in addition to the ones presented in the previous screenshot. By default, it will show annotations/questions sorted on location (1). You can also sort these on when they were added, number of upvotes or number of comments (2). Additionally, you can use this menu to add comments to or upvote questions (3). Finally, when you click any of the questions in the list or on the bottom of the video player, on the progress bar, they will be brought up in this menu. If you've already answered the question, you will see the option you chose and the correct one (4), and if you've not yet answered, you will get the option to chose an answer and submit it (5).
Finally, if you pick your own contribution, you will get the option to edit or delete it by clicking the 3 vertically placed points in the upper right corner.
This concludes the Interactive Video student view tutorial. If you run into trouble, do not hesitate to contact our friendly support team by clicking the blue icon on the bottom left within our modules (Note: This will not appear in "Focus" mode).