Knowledgebase: Using Video Events

Once you've created Video Events, or had them created for you, it's all about using them within your videos to aid your revision. Here we look at how that works.

Video Events are a great way to help you get the most out of videos. In this article we'll look at how to use Events after they've been created.

Important note - we recommend reading the other Knowledgebase article on creating Events before this one. There, we introduce what Events are, and the different types.

See also: Creating Video Events

Accessing Video Events

Any Video Events you have access to - i.e. which were created by or for you - will appear in the Video Events section of the site. To access this, go to your Dashboard, find the Video Events section and click the orange "See all" button.

See also: Using the Dashboard

That'll take you to a page that looks like this:

The page is split into two sections:

  • Video Events
  • Submitted Answers - Video Event answers you've submitted

Each of these sections has a corresponding page accessed via the "View all my {...}" button at the bottom of it. Let's look at the first one, Video Events, now, and we'll return to the Submitted Answers page later in this article.

Video Events

This page shows all the Video Events you have access to, i.e. which were made by or for you.

The default view is to see all Events, regardless of subject, but you can click one of the subject tabs, displayed horizontally along the top, to view the Events of just one particular subject.

Either way, a table is shown giving you details on each Event - specifically:

  • Type - the type of Event, either multiple choice, textual or free-type (see the Creating Video Events Knowledgebase article/video for more information)
  • The video it was created on (as a link, so you can click straight through to that video and the Event)
  • Created by - if you're not a school pupil, this will always be you, otherwise it will be you or your teacher
  • Event/question - the name of the Event (each Event is given a name at the point it's created) and the question or hint text (depending on what type of Event it is)
  • Delete - a link to delete the Event, should you wish

Viewing Video Events

Once you're on a video page that has one or more Video Events, you can view Events in one of three ways:

  • Let the video playhead reach the point of an Event, in which case it will pop up automatically
  • Click the Event's orange dot (if there is one) that sits along the video's progress bar
  • Click the Event's corresponding link in the blue Video Events panel that sits underneath the video

All of these will cause the Event to pause the video and show the Event on top of it. If it's a question, you can then answer it.

Controlling whether Video Events auto-show

You can prevent Video Events from auto-showing as the video progresses by toggling the auto-show slider that appears in the Video's blue toolbar, either next to or underneath the video (depending on your screen resolution.)

Your preference will be remembered and will apply for any videos watched on the site. Slide it left, to off (red) and Events will no longer auto appear. This is useful for watching videos uninterrupted by Video Events.

Submitted answers

This page shows all the answers you've submitted to multiple choice or free-type Video Events. (If you're not sure what these mean, and how they differ, be sure to check out our Creating Video Events Knowledgebase article/video.)

See also: Creating Video Events

Once again, like with the Video Events page (see above), you can either view all answers or filter by subject.

The table shows various bits of information for every answer you've submitted:

  • The video it was created on (as a link, so you can click straight through to that video)
  • Event/question - the name of the Event (each Event is given a name at the point it's created) and the question or hint text (depending on what type of Event it is)
  • Correct - whether or not your submitted answer was correct (only if the Event was a multiple choice question); if so, a green tick will show in this column
  • Times answered - the number of times you've answered this question. Click the "view" link to see details of each submission.

Clicking the "view" link in the "Times answered" column will expand the interface to look like the above.

It'll show you each answer you've submitted for this Event, telling you:

  • When you submitted the answer
  • What answer you gave
  • Whether it was correct (only if the Event was a multiple choice question)
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