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Nov 8, 2021

Use Data to Drive Instruction with Interactive Questions

Nefertiti Dukes
Professional Development Manager

The Screencastify squad has worked hard to provide the data necessary to help educators tailor and personalize instruction. We launched Viewer Analytics and Interactive Questions to let you see who has viewed your videos and how they performed on your interactive questions.

And now, we’ve improved the Interactive Questions dashboard to give you even more information. At a glance, you can see how your students performed on each question, as individuals, and on the video as a whole to help you make more informed decisions. 

Take a look below to see how!👇


Analyze Student Mastery 💯

The Interactive Questions dashboard allows you to see data for each of your students individually. At a glance, you’ll be able to see which questions they answered correctly, where they struggled, and even where they didn’t provide an answer at all. 

With access to data that’s specific to each of the students you serve, you can determine where they need extra support and provide individualized instruction. This also offers an opportunity to see where your students are excelling to give you opportunities to help further their learning. 


Adjust with Formative Assessment Data

Our new Interactive Questions feature can be used as an easy formative assessment tool. Create a video, add a few questions, and then access real-time data on what your students know and don’t know. At a glance, you’ll be able to see which questions your class performed spectacularly on and which questions they didn’t quite meet expectations on. 

With this data, you get the opportunity to adjust teaching and learning. For example, if most of your students are having trouble understanding the first step in the pythagorean theorem, that might be an opportunity to revisit with an instructional video. 

Plus, since you can group students based on their answers, you now have an easy way to facilitate targeted, small group instruction. 

Did we mention that all of this data is available real-time? So, assign a video for students to watch in class. Then, sit back while you see student data populate the second students submit their answers. 


The Whole Picture, at a Glance 👀

In addition to data specific to individual questions and students, you’ll also be able to see how the class performed on the video as a whole. What was their overall average score? How many questions did they answer on average? You’ll be able to answer both questions with confidence. 

Quickly see how students performed on the whole video with an easy to read average. If you’re looking to determine how your class performed at a glance, this is the data point you’re looking for. This allows you to make quick decisions about whether or not to move on to the next concept in your lesson.

In addition to how students performed on questions, you may be curious about how much of the video they’ve watched and how many questions they’ve answered. You have access to that information too! This allows you to make fast decisions about pacing. Are your students moving through the videos at lightning speed? Or might they need more time to fully internalize the material? (Learn more about how the right tools improve learning outcomes in our episode of EdTech Heroes below!)

Start Gathering Valuable Data

Adding interactive questions to your videos takes just a few steps. And, you’ll have access to tons of data once your students start answering your questions. 

To add a question:

  1. Select “Add Interactive Question” on the Video Management Page 
  2. Navigate to the place in your video where you’d like the question to appear 
  3. Select “Add Question”
  4. Type in your question and answer choices 
  5. Repeat if you’d like. You can add as many questions as you want!
  6. Share your video with your students on the “Share” tab or by heading back to the Video Management Page
  7. Watch the data roll in on the “Responses” tab


Try it out free! 📈

We’re looking forward to hearing about all of the ways you’re able to drive instruction with interactive question data. Let us know what you’re able to accomplish over on Twitter @Screencastify


Nefertiti Dukes
Professional Development Manager

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