Question Type: Interactive Video Questions

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Transform any video into an interactive learning experience by adding questions that pause the video at key moments. This ensures that students understand the material as they go.

The Interactive Video Question enables you to incorporate YouTube, One Drive, and Google Drive videos or directly upload them from your devices. While adding questions to your video, you can choose from Multiple-Choice, Fill-in-the-Blank, Hotspot, Drop-Down, Drag-and-Drop, Categorize, and Open-ended questions. 

This support article will guide you through creating Interactive Video Questions, provide insight into what students can expect, and explain how you can analyze student responses. 

Create an Interactive Video Question

1. Start by creating new content

  1. Select 'Create’ from the left navigation pane
  2. Click on 'Interactive Video'

2. Add your Interactive Video

  1. Click on '+ Add a video' where you can choose to:
    1. Search for a YouTube video or paste its URL, or
    2. Upload a video from your Google Drive or One Drive, or
    3. Directly upload a video from your device
      Note: Make sure that the video to be uploaded is an .mp4, .ogg, or a .webm file of less than 100MB in size
  2. Adjust the length of the video by clipping it

Enhance your video with questions:

There are two ways to create a video with questions:

  1. Automated question creation with Quizizz AI: Seamlessly insert questions into your video by using Quizizz AI. Simply choose the 'Create using AI’ option, and Quizizz AI will analyze your video content, generate questions relevant to the material, and automatically place them at the appropriate timestamps. These questions can further be edited or deleted.

  2. Manual question addition: For educators who prefer a personalized touch or have specific questions in mind, manual addition is the way to go. You can select any point in the video timeline and then click on '+ Add a Question' to add a new question at that particular timestamp. This is ideal for targeting specific moments in the video that you've identified as crucial for understanding.

Regardless of the method you choose to add questions:

  • Begin by adding a contextual caption to your video
  • Select from 7 question types: Multiple-Choice, Fill-in-the-Blank, Hotspot, Drop-Down, Drag and Drop, Categorize, and Open-ended questions

  • Customize each question by adding images, audio, video, equations, and answer explanations, setting points, allocating time, and tagging topics
  • After creating your question, save it and add as many as the video requires by following the same steps

Final Touches:

  1. Rearrange questions by clicking on and moving around the diamonds below the video timeline 

  2. Edit or delete questions by hovering on them and clicking on the pencil icon or the trash can icon
  3. You can add multiple questions to a specific timestamp
  4. Once complete, click on 'Publish'. Your interactive video can now be used live or assigned as an activity

Participant Experience

When students participate in an Interactive Video Question session, they'll experience a split-screen interface: the video plays on the left, and questions are listed on the right. As the video reaches designated timestamps, it will automatically pause, prompting students to answer the displayed question.


  1. Students must watch the video and answer questions sequentially. They cannot skip ahead to future questions.
  2. The video can be rewound or paused, allowing students to review any segments they need to revisit.
  3. A 'See all Qs' button provides a complete list of questions, making it easy to navigate and respond
  4. Video playback controls enable students to adjust the volume and playback speed to suit their preferences.

Insights from Interactive Video Questions

Quizizz reports offer detailed insights into student responses and performance on each question within an Interactive Video. Simply navigate to the 'Questions' or 'Overview' tab in your report to view the data.


  • Only one video per set of questions is supported
  • Acceptable video formats include .mp4, .ogg, and .webm.
  • Power-Ups apply to only one question per video, adding an extra layer of engagement

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