Before creating a piece of interactive media, we recommend you review the Embedded Polling and Interactive Media - Overview article, to get an idea of some tips and some limitations of creating, editing, and using embedded polling. You may also want to refer to Polls and Polling Questions - Overview. Those articles are designed to ensure you understand these two new types of media at your disposal.
When you first embed a poll into a video or audio file, you create a new piece of media called "interactive media". This is now a separate piece of media from the original video/audio file. You can add a poll you already have in your library, or create a new poll to embed.
This means that to add a poll to a video, you select "Add A Poll" as shown in the below figure.
Once you add a poll to a video, you have a piece of interactive media. You can edit the interactive media to add MORE polls, or change the locations, or remove the polls that are there.
Any poll(s) you add to media "gate" the playback of it at the locations of the polls, requiring students to respond to the embedded question before they can continue viewing.
To embed a poll into a video/audio file
- Find the video you want to embed polls into and click on the tile to open the media details page.
- Select Add A Poll from the commands available. This is shown in the below figure.
Alternately, you can select Add A Poll from the tile menu in the Library for the video, as shown in the figure at the top of this page.
- In the Interactive Media editor that appears, click Play or use your arrow keys to move through the video, or drag and drop the playhead to the location you want to place the first polling question.
The playhead does NOT have to be in the exact location; you can edit the time stamp once the poll is added. But getting close is helpful
- Click Pause if necessary to pause playback.
- Scroll down to the bottom section of the page.
- In the Library Polls tab, use the FIlters and Search box to find an existing library poll you want to add to this video. Alternately, you can select Create A Poll to create a new poll to use.
Remember you can edit the details of the polling question after you have added it to the video.
- Click ON the poll you want to embed. The poll opens in a pop-up window,
- Use the scroll-bar on the right or the arrows button, identified in the below figure, to see the lower section of the polling question if necessary.
- If this is the poll you want to add to the video, select ADD POLL, also identified in the below figure.
When the interactive media editor appears, with the poll is showing in the viewer, the poll location identified on the playback bar. The bottom section of the page shows the Library Polls tab, allowing you to add another poll as needed.
- Click Play again and use your arrow keys or drag the playhead to a new location, and repeat the above steps to embed another poll.
NOTE: You cannot place two questions at the same location; they must be offset by at least one second. If you attempt to add another poll without moving the playhead first, you will get an error.
- To make CHANGES to the polls once they have been added, click the Embedded Polls tab at the bottom, to show a list of all the polls resident in this media.
- Select the polling question you want to change. Notice that the options on the tab change to provide editing capabilities. See also Editing Polling Questions in Interactive Media.
- Click the pencil icon to edit the details of the question or responses. Remember that changing the polling question after it is embedded does NOT change the original poll used to add it.
- Use the Timestamp box or the arrows to the right and left of it to change the positioning of the question in the video.
- Click the trash can icon to remove this polling question from the video.
- When you are finished adding polling questions to the video, click Save.
- Click Library from the top menu to return to your library.
Once created, you can edit your interactive media. Editing interactive media involves adding, editing, and removing the polls inserted into the video/audio media.