How long should video captions be on TeachVid?

Some questions to consider when creating transcript-based resources on TeachVid:

  • How long should each caption be?
  • Where’s the best place to split text?
  • When should I join separate lines into a single caption?

The image at the top of the post shows step 3.2 of the resource creation process, where every line of text in your transcript (from step 3.1) is shown as a blue “caption bubble”.

At this point, you can click anywhere within a caption bubble to split it into more than one caption. You would typically do this if your Continue reading “How long should video captions be on TeachVid?”

“Activity mode” in TeachVid

You may have already come across our blog post introducing “Learn mode” in TeachVid, in which we describe how TeachVid’s unique interactive player + captions + transcript / translation + various other tools combine to help students to engage with the video content even before they embark on any of the activities. (If not, here it is…)

Well, this blog post is all about “Activity mode”, which is arguably where the learning really begins…

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Sharing links to resources & activities

Every TeachVid resource page has a share button (at the top-right of the resource image preview), which allows users to share a link to that particular resource page via Facebook or Twitter (as shown in the image above).

That’s fine if you only want to share a link to the resource page. But we thought it might be a nice idea to allow users to do a bit more than that…

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“Learn mode” in TeachVid

Every TeachVid resource has its own resource page, which includes things such as printable pdfs, the video transcript, information about the resource, information about the YouTube channel, a link to the video on YouTube, and, at the top of the page, an “Open resource” button which is how you Continue reading ““Learn mode” in TeachVid”

Video times: create resources from cropped videos

We’ve added an extra (optional) step into the TeachVid resource creation process: “Video times”.

Even relatively short videos – just a couple of minutes long – can actually involve quite a lot of text if you are making a resource based on the video transcript.

One way of exploiting a longer video is to essentially split it up into smaller sections, Continue reading “Video times: create resources from cropped videos”

Setting assignments

For teachers, TeachVid classrooms are a place where they can assign activities and assessments for their students to complete. Any TeachVid user with a teacher subscription can create their own classrooms, add students, set assignments and assessments.

As a teacher subscriber on TeachVid, you will see a “Set Assignment” button at the top of the Assignments tab. Click this to Continue reading “Setting assignments”

Classrooms – managing students

For teachers, TeachVid classrooms are a place where they can assign activities and assessments for their students to complete. Any TeachVid user with a teacher subscription can create their own classrooms, add students, set assignments and assessments.

This post deals with how to invite and manage students in private classrooms.

(Public classrooms can be accessed by all premium students, but teachers of public classrooms have no control over those who join.)

Once you have created your private classroom Continue reading “Classrooms – managing students”

Getting your students signed up to TeachVid

If you are registered on TeachVid with a Teacher (or School) subscription, you will want to get your students signed up so that they can access resources, join your classroom, do assignments etc. There are several options Continue reading “Getting your students signed up to TeachVid”

Creating Resources

TeachVid users (anyone who is registered) can create their own resources for any language based on short YouTube videos. Resources can be based on a video-transcript (with optional translation) and / or on a multiple choice quiz.

Follow the step-by-step guide below to find out how to create your own resources on TeachVid using our unique resource creation tools.

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