Adding Videos to Your Assessments

“Video killed the radio star” or so the song goes…

Videos are everywhere these days: YouTube is king on the internet, followed closely behind Facebook Live.

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Why do you suppose that is?

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video must be worth millions.

That’s why there is often no better way to communicate ideas than with video.

Adding Videos to Your Assessment

Did you know that you can add videos to your assessment in Assessment Generator?

Here’s how:

Start by uploading your video to YouTube. You can make your video “Unlisted” so only those who have the URL can see your video.

If you don’t already have a YouTube account, it’s easy to set one up. If you happen to have a Gmail or Google account, then you can use those login credentials to access YouTube.

After you upload your video, click on the “Share” link underneath your video:

YouTube video

A window will pop-up on your screen with a number of video share options.

Click on the “Embed” link:

Then click on the “Copy” link (in the lower right corner) to copy your YouTube video embed code:

Now go to the editor window in Assessment Generator where you want to place your video and click on the “Source” button at the top of the window:

Paste your embed code (use CTRL-V on your PC or Command-V on your Mac).

Your embed YouTube video code will be displayed. Here is also where you can edit the width and height of your video:

embed video

Click “Source” again to see your video, center it on the screen (if desired), and click “Save” to save your changes.

Saving embedded YouTube video in Assessment Generator editor

You can add videos anywhere in your assessment that you see the HTML editor shown above – in the header, instructions, and even in the questions themselves!

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