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Video Response (Silver/Gold Feature)

Have your students record or upload video in response to a question

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Written by Neta Raz Studnitski
Updated over a week ago


Students can respond to your question by recording or uploading video! This is great for learners of all ages, world language classes, performing arts and music, and more! There is a 10 minutes limit to recordings and uploads.

Add a video response question

  1. Click on the blue + button

  2. Choose "Video Response" from the Question types

  3. Prompt/ask students to provide a visual response or explanation!

Adjust question settings

Students will not be able to submit their work without providing an answer

Add a whiteboard style box for your students to showcase their work

Switch scoring method for this question from auto-grading to a rubric based grading.

You can also add hints for your students, and tag the question to standards.

Student View

Students using using laptops or computers can use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge to record directly in the browser. Students using iPads and iPhones can record using Safari.

When students are assigned a video question, they will see a record button below the question/prompt:

FAQ and Troubleshooting

🙋🏽 My students are having trouble recording, what do we do?

They may need to allow camera, audio, and microphone permissions within their browser. If they are taking the formative within the Formative's Add-on for Google Classroom, video recording is not supported and they will need to navigate to Formative's main website to record their response.

🙋🏿‍♂️ How can I view student responses?

On the View Responses page, you select a student, play and pause the video, see how long the recording is, adjust the volume, and view the video in a separate window.

🙋🏽‍♀️ I'm having trouble viewing the responses, what do I do?

You may need to allow camera, audio, and microphone permissions within your browser.

🙋🏼 How can my students post videos that are longer than 10 minutes?

Students can post videos that are longer than 10 minutes by uploading to YouTube or Vimeo, or Google Drive and posting in response to our Free Response question type.

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