Effective educational videos with embedded problem-solving and targeted feedback

Hands-on walkthrough of how to produce and deploy question-embedded videos

Surya V Pulukuri1, Daniela Torres2, and Binyomin Abrams2,3
1Department of Neurology, BUSM; 2Department of Chemistry, CAS; 3Department of Teaching and Learning, Wheelock

This session aims to familiarize faculty interested in exploring the use of Screencastify, a free and beginner-friendly computer-based video-creation soft ware. Participants will learn about various pedagogical principles used in the creation of multi media resources, as well as a step-by-step walk-through for easily creating your own educational video. Various features such as recording audio and video, drawing or highlighting in real-time, and exporting video fi les will also be discussed. Next, the added benefits of embedding problem-solving and targeted feedback into video lessons will be discussed. Then, another walkthrough will be used to demonstrate how faculty members can embed problem-solving and targeted feedback into their videos. Participants will be able to practice video creation during the session as well.


With multi media resources and recorded lectures becoming more and more popular amongst undergraduate medical students, creating video content and optimizing learning from audiovisual tools are becoming important skills for medical educators. Those who wish to learn more about designing educational videos and incorporating embedded problem-solving and targeted feedback into their video lessons may be interested in attending.

Target Audience:

Faculty and staff who would like to learn how to create their own educational videos with embedded problems and pre-populated feedback.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the components of an effective educational video (e.g., balanced cognitive load)
  • Record, edit, and export educational videos made in Screencastify
  • Embed problem-solving and targeted feedback into educational videos via Kaltura or Edpuzzle
  • Evaluate video analytics data on student video use/performance