Interactive Video by FeedbackFruits

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Videos that initiate deeper learning. Activate student thinking through in-line discussions and practice questions.


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What is Interactive Video?

The teacher sets a video assignment that encourages students to share their perspective by answering interactive practice moments and starting or participating in discussions in an active way.

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Why is Interactive Video useful for learning?

Videos are a powerful way for students to understand and visualise concepts, yet, too often students are only passively consuming the content. By adding interactivity, deeper learning is enabled, as well as the possibility for deeper reflection on relevant topics. There is also a social element, so students can share knowledge in a fun and engaging way. There are many learning activities teachers can organise using this Interactive Video tool. Examples are:

  • Teachers share a guided introduction video to the online learning community (IE Business School)
  • Students reflect on the impact of a video on their opinions (HULT IBS)

How does Interactive Video work?

With Interactive Video, instructors can add a layer of interactivity to the video content in order to ensure that students actually process and not only passively watch the video. Both instructor and student are able to start discussion topics on the video or ask questions which would then pop-up while the video is being watched. By encouraging interactivity, the instructor ensures that students are actually using the full potential of the video. This is supported by transparent analytics, information on possible intervention moments, and straight forward moderation. We have designed a tool with the firm belief that its ease of use will determine its success. Therefore, depending on the teacher’s didactic method, the plugin allows them to create extra activities such as:

  • Discussion on statements put forward in the video
  • Personalization of the video by skipping parts which are already understood
  • Priming students thinking by asking questions that will be answered later
  • Online discussion on the video content fueled by participation grading

This plugin supports the following formats: Vimeo, YouTube, MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV

Hear from your colleagues

"With the tools of FeedbackFruits, our students collaborate more and learn from one another in different scenarios as they would in professional life." - Jeroen Prent (Education Manager from University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam)

"I am using FeedbackFruits as I needed a platform that allows students to work together in a very easy way." - Peter Linde (Teacher from University of Utrecht)


All FeedbackFruits tools including Interactive Video can be fully integrated with Blackboard.

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‍This service is offered with regular high standards to comply with Accessibility, Data privacy/security and FERPA regulations. All communication between the end user and our servers is encrypted using TLS with AES-256. All stored personal data is not accessible for third parties. Back-ups are made daily and are saved using AES-256 encryption. All data is secured according to the strict General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as set by the European Union. We are also compliant with the internationally recognized accessibility standard WCAG. We cover versions WCAG 1 to WCAG 2.1, on Level A as well as Level AA.

A bit of background…

The Interactive Video tool is a result of a collaboration between partners from the Edtech Dotank, comprised of over 40 leading universities, such as MIT, TUDelft and HULT International Business School. All partners are united in their aim and dedication to accelerate the implementation of active, blended and online learning. The Dotank is facilitated by FeedbackFruits, as is the process of creating and distributing evidence-based learning activities and the digital means to support them.

More tools from the Edtech Dotank

In the Dotank we work with international universities that aim to speed up pedagogical innovation in higher education. Each of our tools are carefully designed by co-creating with instructors and students to support an ever-increasing number of learning activities.

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