• Ashley

Introduction to EdPuzzle

Upon creating an account in EdPuzzle, one fact is both inescapable and immediately apparent: this site has a LOT of content. This content is not necessarily instructional or helpful, but openly available content that other users have created that is available for further editing and use. Users can search through the mountains of content available for an already existing video that suits their needs. Content can be sorted through by curriculum, institution (provided you have linked your profile with an institution), or by popular channels (YouTube, Khan Academy, TED Talks). Any appealing videos can be quickly and easily saved to "my content" so that the arduous search process can be avoided in the future.

Each video has three interactions available: edit, watch, and duplicate. Important stats are helpfully displayed around the video for easy reference (see below).

The first indicator below the video is the amount of time the video goes for (which can be changed in the editing process). The second indicator is how many questions the video includes, and the third indicates the presence of a voiceover in the video. The second and third icons will be missing if there are no questions or voiceovers.

Unlike other interactive video editors which include a multitude of editing options, EdPuzzle editor contains only four options to edit each video: cropping or shortening, adding a voiceover, adding audio notes, or adding quiz questions. EdPuzzle splits its content into elementary, middle, and high school education groups. This is a bit exclusionary, as these aren't the only categories that would use interactive videos. Professionals, university, and adult students could all benefit from interactive content too.

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