Source for this article: Engineering Ed Tech Office
Inserting a formative quiz question into a video is a great way to provide insight into viewer understanding, from a distance. When the viewer watches the video, they are prompted to respond to the question (which is linked to the video’s timeline). The results are saved in Microsoft forms, which can be reviewed by the teaching team. This is another way to see if people are watching your video – but beware, the quizzes are available outside the video and there is not way to technically require that the video is watched in order to answer the questions.
Note: This functionality leverages two licensed O365 tools – Microsoft Forms and Microsoft Stream. You will need an active O365 account (part of your U of T community affiliation) to use these tools.
You can add a variety of different quiz question types; this example depicts a multiple choice question.
Limit the number of questions in a formative quiz! Because this quiz is going to “pop up” during the video, you’ll want to limit each quiz to 1-3 questions, specifically relating to the content the viewer just watched.
It worked! As the viewer watches the video, when they get to the spot on the timeline where the quiz/form was added, it will automatically stop the video and pop up the quiz/form. This example reflects some of the decisions that were made while the quiz was created. You can always go back into your quiz and edit these settings; they will be reflected the next time someone watches the video (but will not retroactively affect previously submissions).
You can add more feedback mechanisms, if needed. Please note that viewers are aware of upcoming quizzes via the Interactivity tab and they can take these quizzes without watching the video.