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Feb 20, 2024

New and Improved Interactive Questions

Kay-Anne Reed
Sr. Product Marketing Manager

We've got some exciting news to share with you—Screencastify's Interactive Questions feature just got a whole lot better! We've been working to enhance this tool to make your teaching easier and more effective. Try adding a question, or continue reading to dive into what's new and improved.

Easily engage and assess students

We know how important it is to keep your students engaged and to assess their understanding effectively. That's why we've revamped our Interactive Questions feature to include some helpful new additions:

Short answer questions

We’ve added a new question type in addition to our existing multiple choice questions. Now, you can add short answer questions at specific timestamps on your video that students need to complete in order to continue watching. This means more ways for your students to show what they know and for you to personalize their learning experience.

Turn any video into an assignment

Adding questions is just one part of turning your videos into assignments. With these updates built to make assignment creation easier, you can now tailor your assignments exactly how you want them.

  • ✅ Weight questions by setting different point values for each question—including zero points, so you can use questions for formative assessment or to keep students engaged during a video lesson
  • ⏱️ Add specific due dates to assignments
  • 🔄 Remove individual responses or all responses so you can reuse assignments or give students a second try at the questions

It's all about helping you save time and making things simple for you and your students.

See how the class is doing at a glance with improved analytics

Understanding how your class is doing just got easier. Our updated analytics features give you better data visualization and response sorting. Sort responses by question or student so you can quickly see whether or not the class understands a specific concept, and how each student is performing and where they might need extra support.

Simplified Grading

Grading can be a chore, we get it. That's why we've made it easier for you. Now you can: 

  • 📂 Sort responses by grading status
  • ⚠️ Highlight past due assignments
  • 📩 Export grades effortlessly as CSV files

Streamlining your grading process means more time for personalizing learning for your students.

Try the new Interactive Questions today!

Ready to take your teaching and assignments to the next level with our improved Interactive Questions experience? Simply log in to your Screencastify account and start exploring these exciting updates. Whether you're assigning homework, checking in with your students, or tracking their progress, our new features have got you covered.

Try adding interactive questions to a video.

We're committed to making your teaching and video creation journey smoother and more effective. Feel free to reach out at support@screencastify.com with any questions or feedback as we consider how to improve this feature in the future, check out our tactical guide to using Interactive Questions as a teacher, and stay tuned for more updates as we continue to innovate and empower educators like you. Happy creating! 🚀

Install Screencastify today!

Interested in trying our new Interactive Questions features or creating a video? Install the Screencastify Chrome extension free to begin recording in seconds!

Kay-Anne Reed
Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Here to share updates about Screencastify and help users create better videos.