Camtasia: How To Make Interactive Video Quizzes

When exploiting video to teach, how do you know if your viewer actually learned what you wanted them to learn? I intend, how do you know if you're learning video was effective? Well, if you clear your understand videos applying Camtasia you can find out. Camtasia is a popular screen-capture and video-editing application. Along with captivating and revising video, Camtasia gives you the ability to test your viewer's knowledge of the material. And it does this by allowing you to embed quizs into your video.But there's way more to Camtasia's quiz feature than merely being able to ask your viewer a cluster of questions. With the liberty thinking and a few tweaks, you can turn a standard Camtasia quiz into an engaging, effective, and interactive learning experience. To demonstrate you what I mean we need to take a quick look at Camtasia's quiz feature. So, now we are in Camtasia's editing interface. This is Camtasia 9 for Windows, by the way. Let me just give you a brief lay of the land, now. This big window is the' Canvas .' It presents a preview of what your finished video will look like to your viewer. Now, below the Canvas is the' Timeline .' If you're familiar with other video-editing applications like iMovie or Adobe Premiere Pro this will look familiar. The timeline is where you build your final video, by arranging and connecting individual pieces of media. Above the timeline, and to the left of the canvas is the' Media Bin' and' Library' bodies. This is where you place and access different media resources, like video times, graphics or music lines, is in addition to your project in the timeline.But what we're interested in is to the left of the media bin, here in this menu panel. And that is the' Interactivity' menu entry. Select' Add Quiz to Timeline' and the interface deepens a little bit. A quiz racetrack performs above the timeline, and to the right of the canvas, the' Properties Panel' opens up revealing two tabs. You too get this quiz placeholder graphic in the canvas window, which represents this little lettuce label on the timeline, which is your quiz. You can click and drag this description along the timeline to wherever you want your quiz to appear in your video. You can have severals quizzes in your video. If you just race your mouse along the quiz road you'll see this green' plus' epitomize. Click the token to add another quiz to your video at that special spot.Now, to actually create our quiz questions and explanations and all that substance we need to go over, now, to these two tabs in the dimensions inspector. The first tab is the' Quiz Options.' Here, you are eligible to mounted the name of the quiz, whether it is possible onlookers can see their results, and whether or not the quiz is likely to be orchestrated. There's also a button where you can preview what your selected quiz is going to look like. That's kind of helpful. The ‘?' tab is where you add the actual questions to your quiz.There are four question forms to choose from.There's' Multiple Choice ,” Fill-in-the-Blank ,” Short Answer ,' and' True/ False .' This discipline is where you category in your quiz question and below that is where you input the answers and determine which one is correct. Pretty standard substance, right? So, where is this amazing interactivity I was talking about at the opening up of this video? Well, the spell happens when you select this little' Display Feedback' alternative. This opens up some additional fields where you can provide feedback depending on if your viewer got the question correct or incorrect.You can type a message in this field if the observer answer properly, and a separate message in this field if they answered incorrectly. But it's these two alternatives labeled' Action' that contain the real power. The' Action' drop-down contains four options. The default option is' Continue .' And this basically represents the viewer can continue to the next region of video right after the quiz. If we touch the drop-down, we get some more alternatives. We have' Go To URL ,' which takes the viewer to an external website address. You have' Jumped To Time ,' which takes the viewer to a different division of the video based on these timecode numbers, now, on the timeline. And' Jump To Marker ,' which takes the viewer to a section of the timeline that is labeled with a marker. You can also place markers on individual times of media in your timeline. And you can select which courses of action make, separately, for both correct and incorrect answers, sending your viewer to a different background, or area of video depending on their choice. Do you consider the supremacy of this? You can do way more than just tell the viewer whether or not they got the answer correct or incorrect.With this functionality you can actually initiate meaningful outcomes for the choices that the onlooker builds, by having your video branch off to other sections of video on the timeline, or other videos on other web pages. Now, before you get too excited there's something I should be noted. In order to use Camtasia's interactive peculiarities, your video job needs to be hosted on a network server. Which signifies, you can't just exportation an mp4 video file and placed it on YouTube or Vimeo and expect all of that interactivity to work. Because it won't. There are a bunch of added data required to pay the interactivity work, and those data need to be hosted on a network server. Either your server, Amazon s3, or Screencast.com, which is operated by Techsmith, the makers of Camtasia. Exporting an interactive video out of Camtasia and uploading it to a entanglement server is a fairly straightforward process, and a small price to pay for not having to code all of that interactivity, yourself. Camtasia has it built in, which is why Camtasia is one of my favorite tools for creating exemplary video learning.If you want to know the other tools that I advocate for creating low-cost, high-quality learning videos, download my Video Learning Toolkit Resource List. you can grab that right now by making the link on the screen, or in the description, below. You'll catch some great tools on that inventory. Thanks for watching. And I'll see you next time ..

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