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In-Video Quizzes

Kaltura offers media owners the ability to insert questions and reflection points into videos.

Kaltura offers media owners and co-editors to insert questions into their videos. When the viewer reaches one of these questions, the video will pause and the user will need to provide some sort of input in order for the video to proceed. Such questions can enhance engagement, test users' knowledge, or restart the so-called "attention clock."

What to Know About In-Video Quizzes

Here are some things to know about in-video quizzes, or "IVQs" for short:

  • There are four kinds of questions: true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and reflection prompts.
  • Transcripts are disabled by default. To promote academic integrity, the default player for IVQs does not display the transcript widget. Captions will still be available, however. Note that you can choose to enable the transcript widget for an in-video quiz if you are embedding it.
  • A new video entry is created. Whenever you elect to add quiz questions to a video, a new copy of the video will be created. This is probably a good thing so the original video always remains intact, but it's important to be aware that this is the case.
  • While IVQs can be embedded or published, you should not do both. If you intend to offer an in-video quiz, viewers should encounter it either in the Media Gallery OR in a piece of instructional material. If you do both, it may interfere with accurate data gathering if students attempt to take it in two locations.
  • We recommend against integrating IVQs with the gradebook. The Kaltura-Canvas integration allows for you to integrate IVQs with the gradebook (and we have a tutorial on how to do so), but given the number of issues we've observed, we recommend against it. IVQs are best used for formative assessment. The way that Kaltura displays student responses to questions - either within Canvas or with reports they offer for download - are not particularly helpful if you wanted to grade them yourself. Think about IVQs as a way to promote attention and engagement.

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