interactive video
Video can benefit learning
1, but on its own as a pedagogical tool is a passive experience. It is possible to reap greater benefit by adding interactive elements within a video to increase learner engagement and promote active learning. 

Some of these strategies2 include:

  • Adding supplemental information (text or links) to extend and/or focus student learning.
  • Using questions to check for understanding and/or as a summative assessment.
  • Creating a discussion activity within the video timeline

These methods may be implemented in a tool like Canvas Studio or Perusall.

1. Carmichael, Michael, Abigail-Kate Reid, and Jeffrey D Karpicke. n.d. “Assessing the Impact of Educational Video on Student Engagement, Critical Thinking and Learning:,” 21.
2. Brame, Cynthia J. 2016. “Effective Educational Videos: Principles and Guidelines for Maximizing Student Learning from Video Content.” CBE—Life Sciences Education 15 (4): es6.