Edpuzzle for teachers
Edpuzzle is a service available for all D-E teachers to use with students. Teachers can create Edpuzzle assignments for students to use through a My DE assignment or via the Edpuzzle website.
The Pro version of Edpuzzle is available to every D-E teacher. To convert your free Edpuzzle account to Pro (or to create a new Pro account), see the link below (or use the code) AND log in to Edpuzzle using your d-e.org Google account.
The link and code below are intended only for D-E teachers. They show up in the embedded Google Doc below only if you are logged in to your d-e.org account. If you can not see the document contents, click on the Open Document icon and sign in to your d-e.org account.
New Features in 2023
Screen Recorder: Similar to Loom in that recording is immediately available as an Edpuzzle video to be shared and optionally annotated. Also, has a whiteboard option and allows annotating on whiteboard or over a video via drawing while recording. A one minute video demo of the newest Screen Recorder is here.
Edpuzzle Originals: Professionally created video lessons on many topics and organized by topic for teacher to browse and reuse on the site. (All include English Closed Captioning). Available after you sign in to your teacher account under Edpuzzle Originals or here.
Allow students to make multiple attempts on an assignment. Answers to only the last attempt are saved.
Coming soon in summer 2023 (probably by the time you read this):
Playlists: Assign an ordered playlist of videos as an assignment.
Audio notes and feedback: Audio note capability added into the question, feedback, and comments section.
Quoted description from the service:
"Edpuzzle is an easy-to-use platform where you can make any video your lesson. With just one click, you can find video lessons created by other teachers, including formative assessment! Another click and you can adapt that video by embedding your own questions or audio. With the final click, assign it to your students and get beautiful hassle-free analytics: see who watched the video, who didn't understand the lesson and who did a good job. Students can re-watch the video as many times as they need at their own pace, while you can easily check their progress from your account."
Two simple, but popular uses:
Share only a section of a video with students.
Share a YouTube video with students but without most ads and recommended links to other videos. This is a best practice to help reduce the distraction of being pulled in to watch unnecessary videos. (Keep in mind that YouTube makes their money by and, therefore, devotes lots of attention to encouraging viewers to watch as many videos as possible, and your students are not immune.)
Use EdPuzzle for blended or online/distance learning
How to add EdPuzzle Chrome extension: to add videos directly from Youtube to EdPuzzle
How to quickly share a link to an Edpuzzle video(1min) : Very basic steps to select and trim video and share as a link
Pedagogical Benefits of EdPuzzle for Blended Learning
Gives students control over time, place, and pace of asynchronous learning
Increases engagement and get students thinking with embedded questions.
Increases accountability by keeping track of who viewed videos.
Accommodates learners with voiceover and closed caption options.
Integrates seamlessly with Google Classroom.
Reduces distracting ads and eliminate tempting YouTube links and suggestions
Provides a voice to quiet students when discussing video clips viewed in class (using live mode).
Provides teachers the ability to do the following:
Edit your own videos or use content created by others.
Cut videos to only show relevant parts.
Add notes and voiceovers to personalize content.
Prevent or allow students to skip parts of the video.
Share content with colleagues.
Post links or embed videos in MyDE
What is EdPuzzle intro video (2 minutes)
How to assign an Edpuzzle video lesson in My DE (see section II and note that Blackbaud = MyDE)
Edpuzzle Live Mode - Lets you project your video live in front of the whole class while students answer in real-time on their own devices. (New in 2021.)
Edpuzzle Level 1 Beginners Course - Learn how to get started using Edpuzzle (40 minutes)
If you have questions about edPuzzle that are not answered here (or answered here clearly) and should be, please email email@example.com with your suggestions or questions (and the answer if you found it on your own) so this page can be updated to assist all teachers. Thank you!