In order to make videos interactive, authors are able to add 11 different Elements to their video using Zaption. Every Zaption user now has access to all 11 elements! Each element has different Element Settings. Learn more about the Element Settings options here. All viewer responses to these elements can be found in the Lesson Analytics, found here.
Use this element as an overlay in the video pane or in the sidebar as a title slide for the lesson, a description of the upcoming clip, or to give instructions to your students.
By highlighting the text, authors can underline, bold, or italicize text, change the font size and justification, add a bulleted list, and even add a link to another webpage! The element settings also allow you to have a transparent or a solid black background for text slides overlaying the video.
Use this element to insert an image into the lesson. Upon inserting this element, add an image into a lesson by selecting a file from your computer. Supported file formats include JPEG, PNG, PDF, and GIF. Images can be added to the sidebar or over the video. The duration of the element and the transparency of the background can be adjusted in the Element Settings. Authors are able to add a few words as an Image Description to be read by screen readers.
Authors can use this element to highlight something within a video - add emphasis to anything on the screen by drawing an arrow, circling a location on a map, or drawing your own graphic. Simply insert this element into your lesson and drag your cursor to draw.
In the images below, the one to the left is the unpublished lesson prior to drawing the arrows. The image to the right is of the published lesson. If you would you like your viewers to draw something while taking the lesson, please use the Drawn Response element.
To use the Drawing feature, simply click on the Drawing icon and drag it to either the video pane or sidebar. Zaption will then prompt you to “Click and drag to draw here” (shown above on the left) and you can use your computer’s cursor to draw whatever you want!
The Open Response element is an opportunity to have viewers answer an open ended question. Ask a straightforward question that requires a one word answer, or ask a question that will require more thought and a lengthier response. Viewers could also write in comments or opinions.
To use the Open Response feature, simply click on the Open Response icon and drag it to the sidebar at your desired location. You can then ask any form of open-ended question to gauge your viewers’ lesson comprehension and thought processes.
This element allows viewers to enter a number as a response. The numerical response could be used as a way for viewers to answer a straightforward question, a date, an estimate, or assign a scale rating.
To use the Numerical Response feature, simply click on the Numerical Response icon and drag it to the sidebar at your desired location. You can then ask any form of question which would require a numerical response.
Multiple choice questions allow you to check for understanding. These questions are generally used when there is at least one correct response to a question and at least one incorrect response.
To use the Multiple Choice feature, simply click on the Multiple Choice icon and drag it to the sidebar at your desired location. You can then ask any question which has at least one correct answer. By default, once an answer is marked correct, the remaining answers will be marked as incorrect (this can of course be changed). You can also give feedback for any or all of the responses and branch viewers to a different point in the lesson based on that viewer’s response. Learn more here. This element also allows you to have graded items returned to your LMS Gradebook or to view your students’ answers in Lesson Analytics.
The checkboxes element allows viewers to select more than one option from a list of responses. This element is helpful when instructors want to ask questions which do not necessarily have a correct answer. New Feature Alert: Check Boxes now allow users to select whether an answer is correct or incorrect and pass those results back to their LMS!
To use the Check Boxes feature, simply click the Check Boxes icon and drag it to the side bar at your desired location in your video. Once the element is inserted, you can create a question with multiple options for viewers to select. You can then ask any question which has at least one correct answer. By default, once an answer is marked correct, the remaining answers will be marked as incorrect (this can of course be changed). You can also give feedback for any or all of the responses and branch viewers to a different point in the lesson based on that viewer’s response. Learn more here. This element also allows you to have graded items returned to your LMS Gradebook or to view your students’ answers in Lesson Analytics.
This feature allows viewers to be creative by drawing their response to a prompt, or have them mark something of importance with a video overlay.
To use the Drawn Response feature, simply click the Drawn Response icon and drag it to either the video pane or sidebar at your desired location. The lesson will automatically pause in order to give viewers time to draw their response. Once the viewer is done with their drawing, they will click Submit and the lesson will continue.
Viewers can use this feature to interact with one another and the video in a real-time threaded discussion. This feature is intended to allow viewers to read and respond to other viewer’s responses in order to create an open dialogue and enhance the learning experience through open discussion.
To use the Discussion feature, simply click on the Discussion icon and drag it to the sidebar at your desired location. When viewers reach this element in the lesson, the lesson will pause to allow viewers to participate in the discussion. Answers appear in real time and allow viewers to have as long of a discussion as they please! Once viewers are finished with their discussion, they will continue their lesson by clicking Play.
Think a clip of the video is worth highlighting? Replay a portion of the video so viewers can have a second look.
To use the Replay feature, simply click on the Replay icon and drag it to your sidebar at your desired location. You can add text to explain why the viewer is re-watching a particular portion of a lesson. Once you have added the replay feature to your desired location, the the viewer will be prompted to either replay that segment of the video or to continue.
The Jump element allows you to skip part of a video without editing or creating a new clip, but still gives the viewer access to section of the content.
To use the Jump feature, simply click on the Jump icon and drag it to the sidebar of the beginning of the segment you would like to skip over. Choose the target destination by navigating to the location you would like in the lesson, then click Mark Destination. This allows the viewer to skip a portion of the video that the Author has deemed elective. It is recommended that a text slide is added to explain the jump to viewers. The Jump element works best when skipping ahead in the video.