Media@UCSF Video Quiz

The Media@UCSF plug-in empowers course editors and students to create, upload and share video content within the CLE. In February of 2018, the plug-in received updates, and this included new capabilities for inserting quiz questions into videos. A video quiz forces viewers to pause, reflect on the content, and test their comprehension. The course editor can choose whether or not the student scores are reported to the course gradebook.

The tutorial video provided below demonstrates the basic functions of the video quiz. You may also review the other tabs in this document for additional information and step-by-step instruction.

Creating a Video Quiz

Before you begin, you must have a video stored in your My Media repository (click here for upload help). When you launch the video quiz tool, the selected video will be duplicated, and “quiz” will be appended to the file name of the new interactive video. Follow these steps to create a video quiz:

adding a video quiz

  1. Log in to the CLE (
  2. Click your profile menu in top-right corner of the page, and select My Media
  3. Click the Add New button and select Video Quiz
  4. Click a Select button to choose an existing video
  5. Click the Start button to activate the editor
  6. Move the play head to the location in your video where you want to insert a question
  7. Double-click to select a question type from the preview window
    1. Multiple choice – users select from a list of responses
    2. True/False – users select either true or false as a response
    3. Reflection point – the video pauses and provides text for the user to read, no response is required from the user
  8. Type the question and possible answers
  9. Click the shuffle button to mix up the answers, or click-and-drag on the left-side tabs to rearrange
  10. Click the Save button
  11. Repeat the process for each question in the video
  12. Click the Done button

video quiz create question screen


Moving / Editing Questions

If you need to adjust the position of a question on the timeline after adding it, follow these steps:

  1. Use the previous/next buttons (arrows on either side of the play button) to jump to a question and select it
  2. Edit the question text if necessary
  3. Click-and-drag the marker into a new position
  4. Click the Save button to apply changes

video quiz timeline marker


Adjusting Settings

There are settings that you can adjust to alter the viewing experience. These are available in the left-hand pane of the editor. Here are a few worth noting:

  • Details > Instructions (show a welcome message before the video begins playing)
  • Scores > Include Answers (allow viewers to see the correct answer after responding)
  • Experience > Question List (allow viewers to download the question list)
  • Experience > Edit Answer (allow viewers to change an answer before submitting the quiz)
  • Experience > Skip For Now (allow viewers to temporarily skip a question)

video quiz settings pane

NOTE: Full details about the video and quiz editor, including a description of each adjustable setting, are available from the vendor’s user guide. See the section titled “Creating and Editing Interactive Video Quizzes” for more information.


If you don’t intend to record student scores from a video quiz, then the video can be shared just like any other video in your course. Sharing options include embedding into text boxes (labels, pages, etc.) using the “Embed media” button from the editing toolbar, adding as a Media Resource from the activity chooser, or adding to the course Media Gallery. For more details about these methods, please refer to the “Sharing” tab of the Media@UCSF Plug-in help document.

video quiz icon media resource



If you want to link the video quiz to the gradebook, you’ll need to add the video to your course as Video Quiz activity. The activity will automatically calculate the value of each correct answer as a percentage of the maximum grade value that you set, and place that score in the gradebook for each student. For example, if there are four questions in the video quiz, and the maximum grade value is set to 100 points, then each correct response will be worth 25 points. Follow these steps to add a graded video quiz to your course:

  1. Navigate to your course home page and click the “Turn editing on” button
  2. Click the “Add an activity or resource” link from within a topic section in your course
  3. From the Activity Chooser, select the Video Quiz activity
  4. Click the Select Content button, and then click the Select button to choose a video quiz from your repository
  5. If necessary, edit the “Activity name”
  6. In the Grade settings group, set a “Maximum grade” value
  7. Click the Save and Display button

video quiz icon graded

video quiz activity edit settings page

NOTE: There are a number of uncommon settings on the video quiz “edit settings” page (like the Privacy settings), but they can be ignored and left in their default state. The plug-in is configured to properly calibrate these settings after you save the activity. Other settings that are common to all activities, like Restrict Access and Activity Completion, can be adjusted by the course editor as needed.

Accessing Analytics

The media owner of a video quiz can view analytics that include number of plays, average view time, average scores on the quiz, individual scores, and more.

  1. Log in to the CLE (
  2. Click your profile menu in top-right corner of the page, and select My Media
  3. Locate the video quiz in your repository, and click its title
  4. From the Actions menu, select Analytics
  5. The Dashboard tab will provide a list of general metrics for the video
  6. The Quiz Questions and Quiz Users tabs will provide metrics specific to the quiz questions and student responses
  7. To download analytics data to a spreadsheet, use the “Export to CSV” button provided

video quiz analytics

Adding Collaborators

If you wish to allow other users to edit, publish, and view analytics of a video quiz that you created, you will need to add “Media Collaborators.” To do this, open the video from your My Media repository, open the Collaboration tab, and click the Add Collaborator button.

video add collaborator button

NOTE: If you are a system administrator, and you are adding video quizzes to CLE courses via the embed code method from the Kaltura Management Console, user-specific analytics will not be available.

The following tips will help you use the video quiz tool efficiently, and effectively:

  1. The video quiz is a great way for students to interact with video content and to encourage them to test their knowledge in preparation for graded assessments. If you do not wish to link the video quiz to the course gradebook, then remember to add it to your course as a media resource, not as a video quiz activity.
  2. Do not use the video quiz activity for high-stakes quizzing. Instead, use the standard CLE Quiz activity.
  3. Place a final question close to the end of the video to encourage viewers to watch the entire video. Otherwise, they could skip-out early! The Reflection Point question type is a good option, if you don’t want to require a response from the viewer.
  4. If want to ask general questions that don’t have a right or wrong answer, like “Did this video help you understand the topic,” then you will need to share the video as a non-graded “media resource.” Also, you would want to select the “Do not show scores” option in the quiz editor.
  5. Unfortunately, there is no way (yet) to clear quiz responses once the viewers have attempted the video quiz. If you need to start fresh, you will need to duplicate the video quiz in your My Media repository, and then publish the new version to your course.
  6. Click here for additional best practices from the vendor’s website.
  7. Click here for more information about creating and editing quizzes from the vendor’s website.