Video tools


This allows you to add comments to youtube videos, then share them with your classes. You cut and paste the URL into the online program then pick the points you want to add a comment.

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Render Forest
Very good website for presenting and making videos. It is very easy to use and is a great presenting tool.

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The end of passive viewing - With Zaption closing down this is a great alternative.

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A new type of video content

Ask questions, multi-choice quizzes, and collect feedback through your videos.
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Increase engagement

Turn passive viewers into active participants. Improve your content from feedback.
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Grow your audience

Generate leads from your videos and make them even more shareable.


Insert multiple choice quizzes, polls, and short answer questions into your videos with a ground-breaking new interface.

Oh, and did we mention? It's 100% free

Ashley Hockney
Ashley HockneyContent Marketer & Writer at Teachable

As we all just found out, Zaption was just acquired by education focused Workday to be implemented into their new learning management system and will be shutting its doors.

From their site, you can see that the company has provided their paid users with time extensions to download their content at no extra charge. Very cool.

However, downloading mass amounts of video means having a place to store them (it’s a problem I deal with all the time). And that’s really not a solution for people who still desire interactive video.

Looking into it myself, most Zaption alternatives are horrendously expensive and slow.Take SnapApp for instance which is $2,400 a month. Or Adventr, which is $60/month for professional use. I’ve looked into using all of them.
Which is part of the reason myself and a few Teachable team members created Vizia.

Like Zaption, Vizia offers video quizzes, short answer, and polling integrations. What Vizia does on top of that is lead capturing, easy embedding anywhere, easy insertable calls-to-action, and a soon to be Wistia integration. All while remaining light and powerful.
It’s also totally free.
A few weeks ago Teachable (we help people create & sell online courses) had a hack week to get team members working across departments & a byproduct of that hack week was It’s intended to help both our instructors, our product and our marketing team.
And it was fun to build :-)
Because it’s not our main company or our source of income, we can do it for free which is why I wanted to drop it here for everyone looking for a less expensive alternative.
Check it out:



Long YouTube videos such as class lectures or music mega-mixes can be difficult to consume. For instance a student may not want to watch a full 45 minute lecture but want to watch 5 minute portions. HoloKlip lets anyone virtually clip YouTube videos and allow anyone to use them, our API also lets developers build Apps that can use the clippings in different ways. Think of it as allowing you to consume a long video the way you would read a book, page by page.


We also provide an embed app that lets you embed clipped videos into other sites. The example on the right shows what embedded clippings look like.
Below you can also see embeds on a blog with commenting enabled
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming


See how HoloKlip takes the hassle out of consuming YouTube mega-mixes. By clipping a long mix you can easily use it while working out without having to awkwardly fiddle with the default slider control. Happy gymming!


Vialogues = Video + Dialogue -> allowing online group discussion. It allows you to interact with videos to make them more meaningful to students and promote discussion. Upload videos, get them from youtube etc...once it is on there you can enhance student engagement through conversation by adding questions and polls.


The future of the videoweb.....
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Experience the Web Inside a Video.

TouchCast is a new medium that looks like video, but feels like the web.

Let the Power of the Desktop Unleash Your Creativity

TouchCast for Desktop brings powerful new features to video producers, including a more robust compositing engine, multi-camera support, video import, and Hot Spot creation.

Or Go To New Places With Our Mobile App

Forget post-production. TouchCast's unique authoring environment allows you to effortlessly add 
anything from the web, images, and other interactive features into your video in real-time.

Channel Your Thoughts.

Create your own channel to broadcast your TouchCasts out to the community. Subscribe to the

channels you enjoy and create a personal TouchFeed ready with new TouchCasts from your favorite

channels each time you open the app.

Want to share your TouchCast beyond your Channel?

TouchCast allows you to share TouchCasts through the social channels you're familar with:

Facebook, Twitter, and email. It's now easier than ever to post your TouchCast to

YouTube as a regular video.


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What we do

 It is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any online video (screencasts, Khan Academy, TED, etc.) and transform what is traditionally passive content into an active experience for students, with time-embedded activities. 

Featured Lessons from Zaption
Free video lessons to copy and use in your classroom!

5 Tips to Listen Better
Ashley Waterson

We spend 60% of our communication time listening, but we only retain about 25% of what we hear. Learn some practical tips to improve your listening skills in this TED talk.

In this Crash Course video lesson, students will learn about the processes of DNA transcription and translation. Image slides add value to the video, and questions check understanding.
Peggy Veal

Exercise your passé composé expertise in this moving video lesson that tells the story of Holocaust survivor Francine Cristophe. Tip: Use as an in-class activity with Zaption Presenter.
Speaking & Listening Anchor Standard
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Presenting on Zaption? Get the Training Kit



Zaption Presenter is a whole new way to watch video lessons... together.

Don't just watch. Learn.

Zaption turns online video into engaging, interactive learning experiences. Quickly add images, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and private video libraries. Make video come alive for your students.
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Featured Tours from Zaption
Free video lessons to copy and use in your classroom!

Your Digital Footprint
Darlene Wagner

Happy Digital Citizenship Week! Share this Common Sense Media video lesson with your students to get them thinking about their own digital footprint and online safety.

Writing Testable Questions
Andrea Ellinger

Does the 5-Second Rule hold true? Is yawning really contagious? Identify myths and practice writing testable questions while watching thisMythbusters mash-up lesson. 

Can We Create Happiness?
Dr. William Barry

Explore the meaning of happiness, the morality of complaining, and the potential to create a meme for world happiness in this lesson based on Edward Monkton's The Pig of Happiness.
Browse more video lessons
Speaking & Listening Anchor Standard
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Presenting on Zaption? Get the Training Kit


Our amazing Stanford interns Corinne & Erica are working on a new part of the website, and they'd love your input.



EDPuzzle is a very basic form of zaption, it allows you to use only what you need from a range of different videos on their website. You can insert audio notes and video recordings as well as add questions in at any point. 

Youtube and eTV are now integrated with Zaption. WeVideo is also a great video editing tool that you can use in the classroom. 

Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences that engage students, deepen understanding and track progress.

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Teachers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from eTV, YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity. With Zaption’s analytics, instructors can get immediate feedback on how students interact with the content and understand key concepts.

For giving teachers the power to use video as an educational tool. Teachers are turning increasingly to YouTube to supplement textbook lessons for students. The problem? Just watching a video doesn’t guarantee students retain any of its information. That’s where Zaption comes in. Its web app enables anyone to take online video and add interactive elements, like review questions, paving the way for deep learning.
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WeVideo lets you create great videos in a flash. Drag and drop your videos, trim and choose from our pre-made themes to set a unique style. With WeVideo you can go beyond template restrictions.It's a snap to add text, transitions, effects and audio.

Video creation projects makes students construct deep knowledge about a topic as they collaborate and engage in researching, building, reviewing and presenting their final videos.
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Let students advance at their own pace.

WeVideo’s adaptive user experience is ideal for class projects where there is disparity in skills. The WeVideo interface provides different editing modes that allows students to advance at their own pace based on their experience with video editing.


Turn traditional education on its head.

Make students learn new content online by watching video lectures created on WeVideo. Flipped classrooms free class time for hands-on work. In class students apply the knowledge by solving problems and doing practical work, while getting help from students and instructors. Students can even create the video lectures