Camtasia Feature request: user-defined question/answer space

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I make animated lesson videos for my YouTube channel. I'm looking to get greater audience participation through real-time interaction of student while they watch a film, so Camtasia's quiz feature seems helpful. However I want a math problem on screen and to be able to position a small box within the screen so you can still see most of the screen, and the student would type their answer in the box. I don't want to use multiple choice for this. I don't want students to look for a likely answer and guess it, I want them to think it through independently instead. Then they KNOW if they are getting it or not.
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You may be interested in some of the software designed for flexible quizzing:

https://myelearningworld.com/top-10-free-online-quiz-makers-for-teachers-and-educators/

Some let you add videos and lots of other media. It's a big and growing space. The challenge is that YouTube may not support all of the interactive features. You may need to host your lessons elsewhere to get that functionality.
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Hi Dave,

Thanks for this link. I read yesterday that YouTube doesn't support interactive features, but that's ok. Not all my videos will need this yet. I have a bank of 60-some on YouTube that are just teaching vids.

I am working on a website which will direct people to my YouTube channel for lessons, but then will have website-hosted short interactive practise to build confidence, plus printables for kids to do their own when they ARE confident. It's a work-in-progress and it's going slowly because it's my first time doing a website. I want it to look like a math textbook CONTENTS page, so they can easily find what they are looking for, but I'm not referencing any specific grade level. Kids in the Philippines and Singapore are keen to point out that the Canadian expectations come much earlier in their country, and I don't want learners of ANY age to think they're thick. It's all about getting there one step at a time, no matter what age they are. 
Cheers,
Ginny
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You have several choices:
  1. Use online quizzing software that allows you to embed videos and other content into pages on their website (Something like QUIZMASTER.COM/GINNYMATH)
  2. Create your own website and embed quizzes and videos and printables there.
Many people who want total control over how their videos are displayed use Vimeo or Wix or Screencast.com to host their videos. This allows you to decide what controls and titles are displayed, what comes before and after, even whether to charge money to watch. YouTube does not give you as much control.
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Thanks Dave,
You've given me a bunch of areas to consider. I have never made a website before and am sadly lacking in the coding department. I tried a lesson on Xcode on my Mac, but compiling even the simulator version of the iPhone before doing anything took it 5 minutes (where the instruction video from Chris Ching took a few seconds to do the same). I know my older MacBook Pro (2012) is getting kind of full with my resources, so I'm not helping myself there, really. I have also pitched the idea to the team at PowToon and I'm hoping they take up the challenge, since I use their software to create my videos. Whichever company is first to adopt this idea is first to the table at the party of greater on-screen engagement without loss of screen real-estate (to quiz background). I think it's exciting stuff. 
Thanks so much,

Ginny Steele
Let's Do Math
(YouTube)
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Wix makes websites easier.