How to Create a Pause Prompt

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Adding prompts to videos is a surefire way to engage your students while they watch the videos you’ve selected. Videos are an active and useful way to teach many concepts, but it is important to ensure that your students don’t drift off while watching them. Luckily, prompts allow you to continually draw your student’s attention and keep them focused on the greater topic you’re teaching.

Step One: Find a video

First, make sure that you have the video you want to add prompts to in your Personal Clips section, your bookmarks, or a playlist. You can find your personal clips and bookmarks on your dashboard; this is also where you can browse public playlists.

Step Two: Click “View Clip”

This is the webpage for viewing your personal clip.

Step Three: Click “Discuss

Step Four: Set prompt options

Finally, click the “Create” button next to the “My Pause Prompts” title. A window will appear with the video. Here, you will select the moment in time that you would like the prompt to interrupt the video. Select the time for your prompt, and enter the text you want the prompt to display. At the very bottom of the “New Pause Prompt” window, you can set more options, such as the amount of time the prompt should appear for and whether the prompt is shared with any site visitors or kept private. When you’ve finished setting your parameters, click “Add Prompt”.

Step Five: Save your prompt

Finally, click “Create Prompt”, and then “View Clip”. Congratulations, you’re ready to show your students the video! Your embedded question will appear as a prompt at the time specified in the video. If you want to edit the prompt, make sure you’re on the “Discuss” tab, and then click the three small dots next to the prompt. Be sure to watch the clip on ClassHook (and not on YouTube itself) or else your prompt won’t appear.

If you want to edit your prompt, make sure you’re on the “Discuss” tab, and click the three small dots next to the prompt.

Step Six: View responses

Finally, you’ll have to be able to read your students’ responses once you have shown them the video and allowed them to enter their own responses. Click the ellipses (three small dots) next to your prompt, and then click “View Responses” to see what your students have entered.

Click the three dots and then “View Responses” to see your students’ entries.

Congratulations! Now that you’ve mastered the art of inserting embedded questions, you can depend on them to keep your students on track while they watch the video.

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