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Adding YouTube videos to questions and cropping their length
Adding YouTube videos to questions and cropping their length

Enhance your questions even more with authentic language from YouTube.

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Written by Grant Castner
Updated over a week ago

YouTube is a treasure trove of videos with authentic target language use. Here's how you can add them to your questions on Extempore.

How to add YouTube videos to questions on Extempore

Watch the video for a quick walkthrough or skip down to the directions below.

Step 1. Within the question creation page, click YouTube.

Step 2. Add your link and the thumbnail will immediately appear. Click use link below to save the video to your question.

Note: make sure your desired video is published and available on YouTube. Videos marked as private or that have been taken down will not display on Extempore.

Cropping YouTube videos by time stamp

Sometimes videos from YouTube can be too long and you don't want your students to have to watch the entire clip. With Extempore's crop feature, you can trim YouTube videos to only show specific sections of a video within an Extempore question.

Watch the video below for a quick tutorial on how to crop YouTube videos or jump below to see written directions.

How to crop a YouTube video on Extempore

Step 1. Add your YouTube video as described in the steps above. When the popup appears, set the beginning and end time for the portion of the video you would like to show in the question.

Step 2. Click use link to attach the video the question. The start and end times will then display below the attachment.

Step 3. (Optional) You can view as student to to preview the prompt with the cropped YouTube video attached.

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