How to create an Interactive Video

Interactive video allows teachers to embed formative assessments at predetermined stopping points in a video. Teachers can embed a Multiple-Choice Question or Open-Ended Question in any video they add from YouTube, upload on their own, or use from the Nearpod library. 


Take video instruction from passive to active whether you're teaching virtually or in-person. With Nearpod's Interactive Video teachers can:

  • Create active video experiences and check for student understanding with embedded formative assessments
  • Transform classroom video into an engaging experience to prompt student discussion and reflection
  • Upload your favorite videos, find one from YouTube, or use Nearpod's video library with thousands of K-12 standards-aligned interactive videos from trusted educational publishers and brands

Here's how:

  1. Start in your My Library page. Then click create and then video.
  2. You can either upload your own video, search YouTube, or search our standards-aligned library of Videos with questions built in.
  3. You can choose to trim your video by clicking the "trim" option on the right-hand side. You can start the video later and/ or end it early.
  4. Once you choose a video, select the spot during the video where you'd like to add a question, then click "Add Activity."
  5. Select the question type you'd like to add, and write your question. For multiple-choice questions, you'll need to also add answer choices, and select the correct answer. 
  6. Save your question, and repeat steps 3 and 4 to add additional questions.
  7. Once you're ready, you can title your video by clicking on the pencil in the blue bar above your video, and then save your video by clicking "Save" on the bottom right.
  8. Now, you're ready to launch your video with your students!

Watch a video

Have a suggestion? Click here to tell us how to make Nearpod even better.
Powered by Zendesk