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A guide to Edpuzzle

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Creating an account

1 Either:

a Click on this referral link to sign up and get some extra storage space


b Go to www.edpuzzle.com and click Get started or Sign up (1) to sign up for the service. Once you’ve signed up for it, you’ll be able to click Log in (2) instead


Then click I’m a Teacher (don’t worry, they do videos better than capitalisation)

2a If you have a Google account and are happy to use it for work purposes, click Connect with Google (1). Then choose the account and give the necessary permissions (it will ask to see Google Classroom data even if you don’t have access to Google Classroom).

3b If you don’t have a gmail account, click on Sigm up with Edpuzzle (2). Then complete the details in the box that appears, choose a password and click Create new account.

4 Complete the information and click Join the school. If your school doesn’t appear in the list, there is an option to add it. The benefit of registering your school is that you can more easily share materials with colleagues.

Uploading your own video

1 On the left of the dashboard, click My content

2 Click Add Content (1) and then Upload a video (2)

2 Click Choose a file…

3 Click the video you want on your machine (1) and click Open (2). The video will start to upload. There is a 1GB limit to uploads, which is roughly equivalent to 15-20 minutes

4 When it’s finished uploading, go to My content. It will take a few minutes to process before you can start to add questions.


Exploiting online video

1 On the left of the dashboard, click My content

2 Click Add Content (1) and then Create a video (2)

2 Existing Edpuzzle videos will appear. You can use the menu on the left to see videos from other sources, e.g. YouTube or National Geographic.

3 Type a search term in the box. The results will populate the screen. Again, you can use the panel on the left to browse videos from different providers / hosting sites. You can preview any video by clicking on the thumbnail.


4 Select a video or existing Edpuzzle lesson by ticking the box (1). You can select more than one Edpuzzle lesson at once.

Then click:

– Edit (2) to copy and edit the video, which includes the option to add questions, crop the beginning and end etc.

– Copy (3) to copy an existing Edpuzzle lesson into your content so that you can assign it and/or edit it to create your own independent version

– Unselect (4) to remove the video or lesson from your selection.

Trimming a clip

Edpuzzle allows you to trim from the beginning and the end of a video. This can be a useful way to shorten content and remove any prolonged credit sequences. To trim:

1 Click on Cut at the top of the screen (1). Drag the slider on the left (2) to trim the beginning of the video. Drag the slider on the right (3) to trim the end of the video.

2 The changes you make will automatically save (1) and the length of your new clip will show at the bottom right of the screen. Click Undo (2) to reject the last change you made. Click Reset (3) to revert to the original version of the video.

Adding audio comments to a video

Edpuzzle has two audio options in edit mode. The first is a voiceover mode (1), but this is only possible on files that you have uploaded yourself, so it is maybe not so useful. The second is an option to embed audio notes (2). This might be to give students an introduction to the video or to direct their attention to something during the video. The video pauses during playback whenever there is an audio comment.

To insert audio comments:

1 Click Questions at the top of the screen

2 Drag the slider (1) to the place where you wish to add a comment. Click Note (2).

3 Type your note in the box (1). Click Save (2).

Notes are a versatile tool in Edpuzzle, giving you the opportunity to combine audio, text and even images to encourage students to think more deeply about topics or draw attention to important sections of the video.

Adding questions to a video

Click on Questions at the top and move the dot (1) along the video timeline to where you want the question to appear.

Click on the kind of question you want to add (2). Then follow the instructions below.

Adding multiple choice questions

Choose Multiple-choice question.

Type your question in the first box (1). Add the choices in each of the boxes (2) – there are a minimum of two choices. Click on the ticks and crosses (3) to indicate whether an option is correct or incorrect (you can choose more than one correct answer). Click Feedback (4) if you want to provide students with a response to their choice(s) – they won’t see this until they have answered the question. Use Add another answer choice (5) to add more options. Click Save (6) when you’ve finished.

A preview of your question (complete with any feedback you’ve added) loads at the side. A green arrow will appear next to the option(s) marked as correct. To edit your question, click the pencil symbol (1), or the dustbin (2) to delete it.To continue adding questions, click Continue (3).

Adding open-text questions

Choose Open-ended question.

Type your question in the box (1). Click Feedback (2) if you want to provide students with a model answer or further guidance (they won’t see this until they have answered the question). Click Save (3). NB: Unlike multiple choice questions, open-ended questions are not automatically marked.

A preview of your question (complete with any feedback you’ve added) loads at the side. To edit your question, click the pencil symbol (1), or the dustbin (2) to delete it.To continue adding questions, click Continue (3).

Creating an Edpuzzle group for your students

Creating groups allows you to monitor student progress. If your school has Google Classroom as VLE, your classes can be added easily. To create a group independently:

1 Click My Classes in the top right corner

2 At the bottom of the left-hand menu, click Add new class

3 From the dropdown menu, click Create a new class class. Alternatively, if your centre has Google Classroom, click Google Classroom and choose from the list of Classrooms where you’re a teacher.

4 Type the class name (1) and, if you want, a description (2). Choose between the two modes (3) Classic allows more analytics for you as a teacher but requires students to have an account; Open allows for some analytics, but does not require students to have an account. Click Create class (4).

Adding students to a Classic class

1 Click Invite students on the right

2 Either copy and paste the class code (1) or the link (2) and share it with your students, or click on the envelope to send the invite by email. Students will need to open a free Edpuzzle account to access it (see photos below).

Student joining process

1 Click Sign Up on edpuzzle.com and choose Sign up as a student

2 Click Sign up with Google (1) if they have a Google account. Or click Sign up with Edpuzzle (2)

3 If they click Sign up with Edpuzzle, they should enter your class code (1) and click Create your account

4 They should enter their details and choose a username and password, then click Create your account.

Adding students to an Open class

1 In your Open class, click Invite students on the right

2 Copy the link and send it to your students via your VLE or email. Once they click the link they will be asked to supply a nickname. Only share the code if students already have an Edpuzzle account, though doing so seems to defeat the object of having an Open class that doesn’t require registration.

Sharing your Edpuzzle with students in a group

1 Click My Content (1). Tick the box of the content you want to assign (2). Click Assign (3)

2 Choose the groups (1) to which you want to assign the Edpuzzle. Use the controls (2) to stop students skipping forward through the video. Click Assign (3). If you don’t want to assign it yet, click Later (4). If you want to set a due date, click Due date (5).

Sharing your Edpuzzle with anyone

1 Click Public links

2 Copy and paste the weblink (1) into an email, onto your VLE etc. Alternatively, copy the embed code (3) and embed it into your VLE. Help on how to embed can be found in our tech tips section. Use the button (3) to choose how large an embed you need.

NB: We have found that for many people setting up a public link doesn’t work until you’ve created at least one class. So make sure you create a class first if you want to do this (there don’t need to be students in it, it just needs to exist).

Tracking student progress

1 Click My Classes. Choose the class from the side menu (1). You will see a red indicator for new submissions in either due assignments or assignments with no due date (2). Click the red button to see new answers for an assignment (3)

2 You will see a summary of all your class responses. Click on a student name to see a detailed breakdown for the student.

Or use the controls on the right to reshare the assignment, reset all answers (ie remove student’s answers so far), export the results to a csv spreadsheet or delete the assignment altogether (this does not delete the video activity, just the setting of the assignment to the class).

3 When you select a student, you see how much of the video they’ve watched (1), their score from auto-marked questions (2), how long they spent watching the video (3) and how many times they watched each segment of the video (4). You can also see which questions students got right (green) or wrong (red) (5).

4 Lower down the screen, you see the student’s responses to the questions. Multiple choice questions are auto-marked, but you can add feedback by clicking Comment

For open-ended questions, use the tick and cross (1) to grade the student’s answer. Use Comment (2) to give feedback. You can also overwrite the automatic score of 100% by typing in the box (3) – useful if you feel a student has only partially answered a question.

5 If giving feedback, a pop-up box will appear. Type your comment and click Comment. The comment will then be visible to the student. You can add further comments or the student can reply and you can reply to them.

6 Move between students by using the buttons in the top right