Introducing interactive questions for YouTube videos in Google Classroom

What’s changing

Educators can now turn any YouTube video into an interactive lesson by adding questions for their students to answer throughout the video.
The interactive questions feature turns a passive watching experience into an engaging one, and improves students’ understanding of a subject by providing them with the space to make mistakes, review incorrect answers and assess correct answers at their own pace.
Once students within a class have completed the video activity, educators will have access to a dashboard of key insights based on student engagement levels.

Who’s impacted

Admins and end users

Why you’d use it

While interactive YouTube video assignments will be beneficial to students, it will also help educators identify concepts that need more instruction time, discover students who may need extra support and also shape future lesson plans. Educators are also able to scale individualized support since students will get real-time validation as they answer certain question types in the video activities.

Additional details

You can now use the “Resources” tab in the Classroom left navigation to find and manage all your video activities and practice sets. 

Getting started

Admins: In order to enable the interactive questions feature, YouTube must be turned ON by administrators as an additional service for educators. This setting can be managed in the Admin console. Visit the Help Center to learn more about turning YouTube on or off for users. Educator end users: If enabled by your admin, you can create or delete interactive questions for YouTube videos and grade & track interactive questions for YouTube videos. Visit the Help Center to learn more about interactive questions for YouTube videos in Google Classroom.

Rollout pace

Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on December 12, 2023


Available to Education Plus and the Teaching and Learning Upgrade