Embedded quizzing consists of questions / knowledge-check activities embedded within learning content, rather than as a standalone activity.
Good practice guides and tip sheets
Good practice guides and tip sheets have been developed to support quality in both curriculum design and teaching practice. Good practice guides provide a pedagogical overview and tip sheets provide you with practical strategies and ideas for implementation.
Links to engaging content-related resources are provided below.
Camtasia is video recording and editing software that features simple drag and drop editing and libraries of effects and interactions. With Camtasia, you can record, then edit your computer screen activity, audio, and webcam input. If you capture video
footage on mobile devices or digital recorders, you can import and edit it. Camtasia is available to all staff and can be downloaded via the IDS Support Portal. Home use licences are available (request via ServiceNow).
Camtasia is available for both Mac and Windows.
The first time you start Camtasia, the program will open a tutorial video. You can find this video again later under Help > Open Getting Started Project within Camtasia. This built-in video will give basic instructions on how to
Adding quiz questions or knowledge checks into video content to create more engaging and interactive experiences when learning through video, and as opportunities for informal and self assessment.
Built-in functionality, wizards to create and add questions
Different question types, including multiple choice, fill in the blank, short answer and true/false
Feedback on correct and incorrect responses
Can score quiz, can allow viewer to see score. Overall score can integrate into FLO Gradebook if published and added to FLO as a SCORM package
Cannot be hosted in Kaltura and maintain quiz functionality, therefore cannot use accessibility features (captions) and viewing analytics
Must be exported as Web Page (for Smart Player) or SCORM (for Gradebook integration)
SCORM activities are generally a poor experience on mobile devices and can be incompatible
Different process to publish in FLO compared to standard video
Camtasia project files can be large. While working on your project save your files to the hard drive of the computer. Working with your project files on network storage will slow editing down and can also cause crashes. Once complete, store them
on OneDrive or S: drive (your U: drive generally wont have enough space for these large files)
Microsoft Office website has a large amount of training and help resources and there are many third
party help resources, how-to guides, videos, tutorials that can be found by searching the web
(Note the linked Microsoft page is for windows users. The Mac PowerPoint software is so similar that these windows resources are still useful to Mac users. Mac help resources are also available)
The FLO Lesson is purpose built for branching scenarios. A lesson presents a series of pages to a student who is asked to make some sort of choice underneath the content area. The choice will send them to a specific page in the Lesson. The pages in the
lesson can be either content pages with choices presented as buttons, or question pages where the next page will depend on the selected answer. Content and question pages can contain text and media.
Mixing static content, choices and questions to determine the route the student takes through the material (eg decision or problem-solving scenarios)
Inbuilt functionality to add questions (or groups/clusters of questions) and branch based on answers
Multiple question types
Questions can be imported
Questions (except essays) are auto marked
Variety of setup options in multiple tries
Integrates with Gradebook
Reports and analytics available
Requires considerable planning
Not as straightforward as some FLO tools
Limited page layout and styling options
Build all the content and question pages first, then define all the jumps and linking
Map out all possible journeys through the content
Design your lesson pages to help your students know where they are in the lesson
The Digital Content Producer is a highly talented member of the Online Learning Team in the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, who has an extensive skillset with multimedia and digital content, and can work with you on the development of
complex digital learning resources.
If your needs are not met by the existing tools or the resource you are looking to create is complex in some way, please speak with the Learning Designer in your college about your needs
as there is some capacity for digital content production for learning and teaching.