Embedding a video in Google Forms can be a great way to enhance the interactivity and engagement of your form, especially in an educational context. Whether you’re creating a quiz, survey, or a learning module, adding a video can provide additional information or context for the respondents.
Embed YouTube Videos into Google Forms
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do embed a YouTube video into Google Forms:
- Open Your Google Form: First, navigate to Google Forms and open the form you want to add a video to.
- Choose Where to Add the Video: Decide where you want the video to appear in your form. It can be at the beginning as an introduction, in between questions for explanatory purposes, or at the end for concluding remarks.
- Insert Video:
- Click on the
+icon on the right side to add a new question.
- Instead of adding a question, click on the
Add videoicon (it looks like a play button inside a rectangle).
- You’ll now have two options to add a video: by searching on YouTube or by pasting a URL of a YouTube video. If you’re using a video from another platform, you might need to upload it to YouTube first.
- Search or Paste URL:
- If you have a specific video in mind from YouTube, paste the URL directly.
- Alternatively, you can search for a video by typing keywords into the search bar that appears.
- Adjust Video: Once the video is added, you can adjust its size and position. You can also add a title or description if necessary.
- Test Your Form: Before sending out your form, preview it to ensure that the video appears as intended and plays correctly.
- Share Your Form: Once everything looks good, you’re ready to share your form.
Adding a video can significantly enhance the learning experience, especially when you’re dealing with complex topics. It’s a great way to provide visual examples or explanations, which can be particularly beneficial for visual learners.
Watch this quick tutorial to see how to embed a video in Google Forms
From my experience, embedding videos in Google Forms has been an effective way to provide additional resources and explanations. It helps in breaking down complex ideas into more digestible content, making the learning process more interactive and engaging. Just ensure that the video content is directly relevant and adds value to the form’s purpose.
Remember, though, the video must be hosted on YouTube to be embedded directly into Google Forms. This limitation means you might need to upload or find suitable content on YouTube if it’s not already available there.