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Instructor Guide to Creating a My Media In-Video Quiz in Canvas

This article provides information, including links to step-by-step tutorials, on creating in-video quizzes through the My Media tool in Canvas.

Before you begin: 

Video quizzes are not designed to assess student performance. They are intended to provide students with instant feedback on their performance and to promote student engagement with the materials. They should not be used to replace Canvas quizzes. Video quizzes are not as stable as Canvas quizzes. While grades will flow to the grade book, there can be issues with the scores. Please see the "Supporting Student" section below. 
In addition, there’s no way to set a time limit on a video quiz or extend the time. In general, the functionality for grading video quizzes is not as sophisticated as with Canvas quizzes. Videos quizzes should be used as a "pre-test" or "practice test" that is worth a very small percentage of the final score, and Canvas quizzes should remain the primary method to assess student performance. 

Strategies for using video quizzes successfully:

Uploading or add a video for a video quiz:

You can upload a video through My Media in Canvas, using “Part A” (skip "Part B”) in these instructions:
You can also add a YouTube video to My Media using these instructions: (Please note that YouTube videos are not copied into your My Media account, they are simply linked to the original YouTube videos and played through the My Media interface. If the original YouTube video is removed, you will no longer have access to the YouTube video in your My Media account.

Creating a video quiz:

Once the video is uploaded, you can access the video in the My Media area from the Account tab in Canvas. Here are instructions for creating an in-video quiz, including adding multiple choice, true/false, short answer, or pop-up comments at any point in the video:
When you upload a video to My Media, it creates an entry in your My Media account. When you create a quiz from that video, My Media creates a copy of the video and adds the quiz. This means that there are two copies of the video, one copy is just the video (without the quiz), and the other copy is the video (with the quiz). 
You must add the copy with the quiz to your course site ONLY through an assignment (see steps in the next section). However, if you’d like to give students continued access to the video (without the quiz) to review later, you can add the video WITHOUT the quiz to a page in your course site. Here are instructions for doing this:

Linking the video quiz to an Assignment in your Canvas course site:

Once you are finished with the video quiz, you’ll need to add the quiz to an Assignment that is linked to Modules (in the Home area) in your Canvas course site. Use these instructions to add an Assignment to Modules: Be sure to select “New Assignment” in the "Add New Item” step. 
Once the Assignment is created, edit the Assignment and follow these instructions for setting the Assignment details:
In the "Select Submission Type” step, select the “External Tool” option and follow the steps in this tutorial:
When selecting the Assignment Group, it is recommended that you include In-video Quizzes in an Assignment Group that is worth a small percentage of the final grade. Video quizzes should be used to engage students and allow student to check knowledge. They should not be used to assess students or for grades that encompass a large portion of the final grade. 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Add the video quiz to your course through an assignment ONLY. If you add the video quiz through any other tool (e.g. announcement or a page), only the student who are accessing the video quiz that is displayed within the ASSIGNMENT will receive a score in the grades area. Students accessing the video quiz through some other tool will not receive a score in the grades area.

Supporting students:

Please advise your students to use either Chrome or Firefox to take the video quiz. Students should not use Edge, IE, or Safari. Here’s more information you can provide to help alleviate potential issues:
In isolated cases, video quizzes may not send a grade to the Canvas Grades area:
  • Students who do not complete a video quiz within four hours. The video can be submitted, but the quiz results will not be passed to the Canvas gradebook.
  • Students who enter the video quiz assignment in Canvas before the "Available Until" date and time, but finish the quiz after the assignment has closed.
  • Students who have a problematic internet connection while watching and responding to a Kaltura video quiz.
  • Students with ad-blocking software may have issues with the grade being passed to the Canvas gradebook.
  • Students using Safari, or Edge/IE browsers. Students should use up-to-date versions Chrome or Firefox.
  • Students using a private (or incognito) browser.

KeywordsInstructor Guide My Media In-Video Quiz Canvas video   Doc ID103855
OwnerAmy M.GroupCETL
Created2020-07-09 15:51:01Updated2024-01-24 14:44:12
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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