How to create a video quiz using My Media

NOTE: We do not recommend using My Media video quizzes for important, high-stakes tests/quizzes - or with large courses (more than 50 students) as we have limited data on performance in very large courses at this time.

My Media in WebCampus now offers the ability to add quiz questions to your videos.

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My Media video quiz basics

The video quiz feature is integrated into WebCampus. When paired with an assignment in WebCampus, quiz scores can be pushed automatically to the Gradebook of any course in which you embed the video quiz.

There are several different question types you can include in a Kaltura video quiz.

  • Multiple choice questions: Allow up to four possible answer choices
  • True/False questions: Allow two answer choices
  • Open questions (not a graded/gradable question type): Allow students to enter text responses to on-screen questions; non-graded
  • Reflection Points (not a graded/gradable question type): Allow you to stop the video and present the students with text of your choice; non-graded

Note: Only multiple choice and true/false questions are graded. You can access the student responses to Open Questions, but they will not count towards the student's grade on the quiz. More information about video quiz scoring can be found in the How to Create a WebCampus Assignment for Your Video Quiz section below.

Video quizzes do not to work well with long videos. We strongly recommend using Video quizzes with videos 20 minutes or less in length.

Whenever possible, it is best to keep the length of your videos shorter than this. If your video content would result in a longer video, we recommend that you break down your video content into smaller, more digestible chunks so it can be delivered in smaller, shorter, separate videos. For example:

  • A 30-minute presentation should instead be broken down into three separate 10-minute videos.
  • An hour-long presentation should be broken down into four separate 15-minute videos.

How to create the video quiz

Step 1: Navigate to My Media in your WebCampus course.


Step 2: Click on the Add New drop-down menu and select the Video Quiz option.

Screen clipping of the My Media interface in WebCampus. The Add New drop-down menu is activated, and the Video Quiz option is highlighted.
[Figure 1] Screen clipping of the My Media interface in WebCampus. The Add New drop-down menu is activated, and the Video Quiz option is highlighted.

Step 3: From here, you can either use a new video or one already present in your Gallery.

  • To upload a new one, click the + Upload Media button in the upper-right.
  • To use an existing video, scroll down through the menu and click the Select > button next to the one you want to use for the quiz.
Screen clipping of the Media Selection interface for Video Quizzes. The + Upload Media button and the Select button adjacent to one of the videos are highlighted.
[Figure 2] Screen clipping of the Media Selection interface for Video Quizzes. The + Upload Media button and the Select button adjacent to one of the videos are highlighted.

Step 4: After you select a video to use, a window where you can begin creating the video quiz. This editor will allow you to insert questions into the video at intervals using the timeline tool, as well as edit the description and grading information for the quiz.

Note: This window may take a few minutes to load, depending on the length of your video. We do not recommend using video quizzes with videos longer than 20 minutes. Please use video clips from larger videos as needed.


Step 5: To insert a question into the quiz, either play the video normally and pause where you would like to place it or grab the highlighted time tag and drag it to the appropriate place in the video, then click the + Add a Question button.

Screenshot of the video quiz editing interface. The + Add a Question button, video playback controls, and timeline are all highlighted.
[Figure 3] Screenshot of the video quiz editing interface. The + Add a Question button, video playback controls, and timeline are all highlighted.

Step 6: Choose which question type you would like to insert into the video.

Reminder: Only Multiple Choice and T/F question types are graded.

Screenshot of the video quiz editing “choose question type” interface. The Multiple-Choice option is highlighted.
[Figure 4] Screenshot of the video quiz editing “choose question type” interface. The Multiple-Choice option is highlighted.

Step 7: This will take you to a menu where you can edit the question and answers. The specific options will vary depending on question type. Note: Make sure you click on the shuffle icon in the upper left-hand corner to shuffle your answers otherwise the correct answer will always appear on top. Clicking the light bulb icon on the upper right side of the screen will allow you add text hints/explanations to the question.

Screenshot of the Add Question interface of the video quiz editor. The shuffle icon is highlighted.
[Figure 5] Screenshot of the Add Question interface of the video quiz editor. The shuffle icon is highlighted.

Step 8: Click the Save button when you are satisfied with the structure of the question. It may take a moment to complete the save process.


Step 9: Once the question is saved, a cube icon will appear on the timeline indicating that a question has been created there. You can click this icon to edit that question. Repeat the process to add additional questions to your quiz.

Screen clipping of the timeline in the video quiz editor showing a question icon. The question icon is highlighted.
[Figure 6] Screen clipping of the timeline in the video quiz editor showing a question icon. The question icon is highlighted.

Step 10: It is also possible to edit the video quiz's general settings from this menu. To activate the settings menu, click the panel icon. There are three primary areas: Details, Scores, and Experience.

  • Details allows you to edit the name and description of the quiz, add a welcome message and allow students to download a list of the questions and possible answers at the start of the video.
  • Scores determines whether students will be allowed multiple attempts and whether they will be able to see their scores and the correct answers after completing the quiz. We recommend allowing at least 2 attempts, and retaining the highest score earned.
  • Experience allows you to edit other settings, such as allowing users to change their answers or skip individual questions.
Screenshot of the video quiz editing window. The panel icon is highlighted, and the editing panel is activated.
[Figure 7] Screenshot of the video quiz editing window. The panel icon is highlighted, and the editing panel is activated.

Step 11: When you are satisfied with the quiz questions and settings, click the Done button in the upper right-hand corner of the interface.


Step 12: Your video quiz has been saved. Click the Go to Media Page button to go to the media page for your new quiz and from here you can return to My Media or other portions of your course or click the Edit Quiz button to make additional changes.

Screenshot of the Done video editing window. The Preview, Go to Media Page, and Edit Quiz buttons are highlighted.
[Figure 8] Screenshot of the Done video editing window. The Preview, Go to Media Page, and Edit Quiz buttons are highlighted.

The next section covers how to create a canvas assignment for your quiz to make it available for your students and integrate it with your WebCampus gradebook.

How to create a WebCampus assignment for your quiz

Your video quiz is now available in your My Media repository and can be posted to any course you want, similar to other media in your My Media repository. Video quizzes can be set up so that they report grades to your WebCampus gradebook. Follow the directions below to link your video quiz to an assignment in your course:

Step 1: Go to your Assignments in your WebCampus course.

Note: Video quizzes are created as assignments, not quizzes.


Step 2: Click on +Assignment button to create a new assignment.

Screen clipping of the Assignment area in WebCampus. The + Assignment button is highlighted.
[Figure 9] Screen clipping of the Assignment area in WebCampus. The + Assignment button is highlighted.

Step 3: Under the Submission Type, select External Tool. Click the Find button.

Screen clipping of the Submission Type area of the Add New Assignment page in WebCampus. The type is set to External Tool and the Find button is highlighted.
[Figure 10] Screen clipping of the Submission Type area of the Add New Assignment page in WebCampus. The type is set to External Tool and the Find button is highlighted.

Step 4: Scroll down until you see Kaltura Video Quiz. Click on this option.

Screen clipping of the Configure External Tool pop-up window. Kaltura Video Quiz is highlighted.
[Figure 11] Screen clipping of the Configure External Tool pop-up window. Kaltura Video Quiz is highlighted.

Step 5: Your My Media page will load in a small window with all of your available video quizzes, including the one you just made. Click the Select button adjacent to the video quiz you want to add.

Screen clipping of the My Media Window that opens when selecting a quiz to add to your WebCampus assignment. The select button adjacent to the first quiz is highlighted.
[Figure 12] Screen clipping of the My Media Window that opens when selecting a quiz to add to your WebCampus assignment. The select button adjacent to the first quiz is highlighted.

Step 6: You will be brought back to Configure External Tool window. Click the Select button to confirm your choice.

Screen clipping of the Configure External Tool pop-up window. The Select button is highlighted.
[Figure 13] Screen clipping of the Configure External Tool pop-up window. The Select button is highlighted.

Step 7: Edit the remaining settings for your assignment. Make note of the Points field, directly below the Rich Content Editor. This is where you will determine the point value of your Video Quiz.

Please Note: The video quiz will treat each gradable question* (multiple choice and true/false questions) as equal in value and will divide the total point value for the quiz by the number of gradable questions. It is not possible for one gradable question to be worth more points than another.

Student scores are posted immediately to your WebCampus gradebook when they submit the quiz.

* Open Questions and Reflection Points are not considered gradable items and will not be counted in your students' quiz scores.


Step 8: Click the Save or Save & Publish button when you are finished editing other aspects of the assignment.

Screen clipping of the Assignment screen in WebCampus with the Cancel, Save & Publish and Save buttons highlighted.
[Figure 14] Screen clipping of the Assignment screen in WebCampus with the Cancel, Save & Publish and Save buttons highlighted.

You have now successfully created a video quiz in your course, and student scores will automatically be recorded in the WebCampus gradebook as they take the quiz. If you choose not to publish your quiz, remember to do so before you need your students to access it. Your video quiz will be available through the Assignments tool in WebCampus (not under Quizzes) or it can be added to a course module.

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