Have you ever stumbled across the perfect online video for your class, but perhaps you weren't sure how to know if your students would interact with it in the way you want? Or, have you wondered how you could track when the video was accessed by students, how long they interacted with it, or whether they understood the main concepts?
The ThinkApp can help you present your video in a way that is engaging to students, and answer these questions of interaction, understanding, and time commitment.
Click here to interact with this example: http://goo.gl/oi3RNp
Navigate to the video you want to embed
On YouTube, go to the video you want your students to watch.
Copy the full URL
- In the address bar, copy the entire URL.
- The picture above is an example of copying an entire URL.
Go to http://ed.oc.edu/ThinkApp
Create a New Learning Object
- Click on + New Collection
- Name the New Collection
- Click Submit
- Wait for the collection to be created. This could take a minute.
If you have a collection to put the new learning object in, follow these steps.
- Expand a collection by clicking on the title
- Click on + New Learning Object
- Name the new learning object
- Click Submit
Open the Learning Object in Build Mode
To open the learning object in Build mode, click the checkbox or the pencil
Paste the copied URL
- In the box labeled YouTube URL: paste the URL you copied from the first step.
- If you would like your students to watch a series of videos, copy and paste multiple URLs and separate them with a comma.
Edit Video Settings
- If you would like to edit the size, start/end times, auto play, and other controls, you can do so under the URL box.
- You will be able to see the settings in action with the preview.
Copy the Embed Code
Once you have finished altering the settings, copy the embed code under the preview pane.
Close the Youtube Helper Box
Paste the Embed Code
In the Content field on ThinkApp, paste the embed code.
To see the video in ThinkApp, click anywhere outside of the Content box.
If you would like your students to answer questions related to the video, add questions on the right-hand side.