You’ve made your interactive video content and, well, it’s amazing. But here’s the catch—you have multiple videos around a single topic. What to do? Assign individually to learners? Space out over a series of days or weeks?
Playlists allow educators to group together multiple videos into a sequenced format. That morning yoga playlist you’ve worked your way through on YouTube? Now, you can do the same thing with your instructional content!
If WeVideo Interactivity isn’t new to you, jump to the next section for a few playlist creation quick steps. Afterwards, we’ll take a closer look at what playlists are, explain how they fit into WeVideo’s interactivity toolbox, and provide a detailed guide for creating your very first cluster of interactive video lessons!
Make a playlist in five quick steps
- In WeVideo Interactivity, click Playlists > Create Playlist.
- Click Add Module to add a new section to your playlist. Then, click Add Bulbs to add a Bulb (interactive video). Repeat this step as many times as you need.
- Customize each of your modules with supplemental resources like handouts, websites, or text descriptions.
- Click Assign in the top right of the designer to assign your playlist to desired classes.
- In the Playlists tab, click Actions > Monitor on your playlist to see learner results.
How to use playlists in your school or district
Playlists offer educators the ability to create full-scale learning experiences with progressional lessons and resources.
Have a set of four lessons that flow together? Group them together in a playlist. Need to make sure your learners complete one video before moving onto the next? Create lock-step progression with a playlist. Want to evaluate learners as they complete video modules? You guessed it—a playlist provides real-time data, just like individual Bulbs!
If you’re new to playlists, here are a couple of popular use cases:
- Flipped classroom lessons: If you’re a practitioner of the flipped classroom model, use playlists as means for learners to interact with content at home before or after they attend class.
- Back-to-school onboarding: Need to get educators and staff trained quickly for the new school year? Sequence your training into an interactive video playlist!
- Professional development: Need to get educators and staff trained during the school year? See again: Sequence your training into an interactive video playlist!
- Substitute plans: Playlists are the perfect form of instruction for those (rare) days that educators are away from the classroom.
What is WeVideo Interactivity?
We might be biased, but if you haven’t had the opportunity to try WeVideo’s interactivity tools yet—now’s the time!
If you’re new to WeVideo, start a free 30-day trial and give them a go.
And if you’re a current WeVideo educator without interactivity, have your school or district’s WeVideo representative contact us to discuss pricing options.
Think of interactivity as the next evolution of WeVideo, combining our flagship multimedia creation tools with the ability to layer dynamic elements (like multiple choice questions, polls, discussion, etc.) into video content and receive real-time data as learners engage.
Did you know? Interactive video content is three times more effective than standard video. With WeVideo Interactivity, you get the power of multiple tools, all within a single platform. Creating engagement, improving retention, and maximizing learning outcomes has never been more efficient.
Still looking for some more know-how on playlists? Keep reading for our step-by-step tutorial.
Step-by-step instructions for creating playlists in WeVideo Interactivity
1. Create a new playlist
In WeVideo Interactivity, click Playlists > Create Playlist. From there, you’ll have the option to customize the theme color of your playlist using the color slider, or by entering a hex (color) code.
You can also click Playlist Settings to lock the progression of your content, or tag your playlist by keyword, grade level, and subject (very helpful if you frequently create Playlists!).
2. Add modules
Click Add Module to add a new section to your playlist.
For each module you can:
- Edit the title
- Add existing Bulbs (interactive videos)
- Create new Bulbs
- Add supplemental resources (more on this in Step 3)
Repeat this step as many times as you need.
3. Customize each module
You’re not limited to video content for each module you create. Add supplemental resources (PDF, DOC, and CSV attachments, website pages, or text items like instructions, educator insights, etc.).
Order your module’s contents however you want. Don’t have an existing Bulb to use? Click Create new Bulb in the top right of the designer to make one!
4. Preview your playlist
Use the Edit/Preview toggle in the top right of the designer to preview how your playlist will look for learners. When you’re satisfied, your playlist is now ready to assign!
5. Assign to classes
Click Assign in the top right of the designer to assign your playlist to classes (you can also assign existing playlists from the Actions drop-down (three stacked circles).
Choose your assignment’s Start and End dates, then select the classes you want to assign your playlists to.
6. Evaluate learner performance
In the Playlists tab, click Actions > Monitor on your created playlist to see learner results as they complete each Module. Use for formative or summative assessment, as well as to tailor future lessons!