Recently I read a listserve discussion on how instructors were overusing videos and how students were tired of this. The discussion deepened into line between what was considered “overused” verses providing information in a video format to make it more engaging. People shared that videos that repeated the textbook information or live lectures were not useful and students tended to ignore them. Other said this caused flipped learning to fail as students “learned” from past courses that videos were useless and didn’t watch them and then couldn’t participate in discussion.

So what’s the solution? Some suggested using Panopto’s quiz feature and add in quizzes throughout the videos. You can incorporate this into YouTube videos or your own videos. Have short multiple choice questions to keep students on track. Here’s how to do it: