Encouraging student engagement by adding interactive activities using Echo360
Duration 2 hours
Team Learning Technology

Echo360 released new functionality (the ‘Interactive Media tool’) in August 2020 that goes some way to addressing the issue of students ‘zoning out’ when passively watching video content by interspersing polls within the video to encourage students to adopt more active thinking. This feature is becoming increasingly popular.

This workshop will outline how you can embed interactivity into video recordings and why this approach can enhance the student experience.

As part of this session, we will provide a demonstration of the Interactive Media tool from Echo360 and participants will have the opportunity to try this for themselves from the student viewpoint.

We encourage participants to self-enrol in advance of the session on ‘Engage demonstrations (UNUK)’ https://moodle.nottingham.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=119846 to try this feature for themselves in Moodle.

Interactive media involves adding a poll within pre-recorded media content. This "gates" the playback so that the viewer cannot continue viewing until they respond to the poll.

More information about Interactive media and embedding polls into pre-recorded videos is provided in this help resource: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_24344  

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