A. Efficiency - 9.2
B. Functionality - 6.6
C. Design - 8.5
EDpuzzle: A Top Website for Video Customization
Summary : Customizing Videos Has Never Been Easier!
EDpuzzle allows users to modify videos by cropping the video or adding audios, notes, and quiz questions to it. After registering with EDpuzzle as a teacher, users can add content to their profile by clicking the “Search” button and inputting the URL for the video they wish to use in the box at the top of the screen. EDpuzzle will then load the video in a new screen, and users can click the “Scissors” button to crop the video, the “Microphone” button to do a voiceover on the video, the “Speaker” button to insert a comment, and the “?” button to add a question. For each of these features, EDpuzzle includes a “Show Me How” tutorial, which is available at the bottom of the screen. When users finish modifying the video, they can tap the “Save” or “Finish” button. The “Save” button allows users to return to the video to continue modifying it in the future, and the “Finish” button allows users to post their modified video. In addition to modifying videos, users can also create “Classes” for students. To do so, users must return to the main page, and click the “Add Class” button on the left side column of the screen. Teachers can then name their class and enroll students in it manually or by sending the link generated by EDpuzzle to them. Finally, users can add videos to their classes from the main page by tapping the “My Content” button, selecting the video they wish to assign, clicking the “Assign/Share” button, and then selecting the class. If teachers do not want to create a class, they can tap the “Share with Anyone” option, copy the link, and share it via email or by posting to a class website. Students will then be able to log into EDpuzzle, enroll in the teacher’s class, and access the video. EDpuzzle reports information about the video including who viewed it and the amount of questions students answered correctly among other data.
- Instead of a traditional video viewing activity, teachers can identify a video they wish students to view and add their own questions and audio commentary to it. They can then assign students to view the video and monitor their responses to the questions.
- At the conclusion of a video, teachers can insert an open-ended question that prompts students to summarize the video in 1-3 sentences. Teachers can modify this activity so students summarize the video and include information they learned from it and ideas for future inquiry.
- Teachers can flip the role of the students using EDpuzzle. To do so, teachers can assign students a topic and require them to locate a 3-5 minute video online. Next, students can then create a teacher account, load their video into EDpuzzle, and modify it by adding questions and audio commentary to it. (The teacher can specify the amount of questions and commentary required to complete this assignment.) Students can then share it with their classmates by tapping the “My Content” button, selecting the “Share with Anyone” option, and then posting the link to a class website.
|B2. Collaboration & Communication|
|B3. Ability to Save Progress|
|B5. Platform Integration|
|C2. Ease of Use|
|C5. Screen Design|
|C6. Information Presentation|
|C7. Media Integration|
|C8. Free of Distractors|