The Beginners Guide to Creating Video Lessons with Edpuzzle

Video Lessons

Beginners Guide to Creating Video Lessons with Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle has been featured in many of my posts and workshops over the years. With so many teachers turning to video lessons now, I thought it would be a good time to create a beginners guide. Click here to download the PDF Beginners Guide to Creating Video Lessons.

Edpuzzle allows teachers to embed questions and notes into practically any video you can find online (including those made by the teacher). Students can’t fast-forward, but they can rewind the video before answering multiple-choice or open-ended questions.

Getting Started

Create a free teacher account at While they used to offer nearly-unlimited features, including unlimited video hosting, their pricing structure has changed. Free accounts are limited to 20 videos. Not ready to subscribe? You can always delete a video to remain under the limit or earn more storage by referring your colleagues.

Create a New Class

Creating a class is really easy, but you have to decide which type of class to create.

  • Classic Class: recommended for tracking progress. Students need to create an account.
  • Open Class: No student accounts are required. Student progress is viewable for each lesson individually, but teachers don’t have a grade book view.
Create a New Class in Edpuzzle

Neither option requires that students have an email address. Students can be imported from Google Classroom, otherwise they can join using a class link or access code.

Upload or Search for a Video

Teachers can upload their own video, copy existing Edpuzzle video lessons, or conveniently search for videos from places like You-Tube, Khan Academy, National Geographic, TED Talks, and more.

You Have a Video, Now What?

You have three options once you find a video:

  • Edit: customize the video for your students.
  • Copy: save the video to edit at a later date.
  • Assign: assign the video to students as-is.

Edit Your Video Lesson


Teachers can split the track at any point and trim the video to cut out parts that aren’t relevant.

Cut Edpuzzle Video


The voiceover feature allows you to replace part or all of the video’s existing audio with your voice. It’s a great feature for clarifying content.

Voiceover Video Lessons

Questions & Notes

Teachers can add notes or questions at any point in the video with just a few clicks.

  • Notes can consist of a combination of notes, formulas, external links, photos and audio, or use just one.
  • Multiple-Choice Questions are graded automatically and allow you to leave feedback based on students’ answer choices.
  • Open-Ended Questions allow teachers to grade student responses and give feedback at a later time.
Add Questions to a Video Lesson

Assign Video Lessons

Lessons can be assigned to any number of classes or to individual students with just a few clicks.

Download a Printable PDF Beginners Guide to Creating Video Lessons

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