Thursday, January 12, 2023

BookWidgets Adds a New Video Quiz Option to Use in Google Classroom and Beyond

At the end of last year I highlighted the collection of more than thirty activity templates from BookWidgets that can be used in Google Classroom. This week BookWidgets added a useful new widget simply called Video Quiz

As the name implies, the video quiz widget in BookWidgets lets you create a video-based quiz to use directly in BookWidgets and or distribute through your favorite LMS including Google Classroom. With the video quiz widget in BookWidgets you can use your own videos or videos that you've found on YouTube to create video-based lessons and quizzes. 

When you use the video quiz widget in BookWidgets you can add questions and comments directly into the timeline of a video. For example, if you want to make a clarifying comment 32 seconds into a video, you can do that. And if you want to pose a reflection question to your students three minutes into a video, you can do that. In fact, you can use any of the dozens of BookWidgets question types in the video quiz widget. In other words, you're not limited to asking multiple choice and short answer questions as you are with some other video lesson creation tools.

Later this week I will publish my own BookWidget video quiz tutorial on my YouTube channel. Until then, take a look at this tutorial from Lucie at BookWidgets to learn more about how it works.