YouTube today announced that they are going to make YouTube a little more educational. Now, YouTube has started to roll out quizzes that creators can make about their videos. After you watch an educational video, you can now have the option to take a quiz on watch you watched to see if you learned anything.
Here is how YouTube says creators can add quizzes to their videos:
If you choose to add a quiz to your post:
- Enter a question in the text field.
- Enter answers in the “Answer” fields. Answers can be up to 80 characters each.
- If you need more answer fields, tap Add answer. You can have up to 4 answers.
- Select the correct answer. You can add an optional explanation for why this is the correct answer in the text field. Explanations can be 350 characters max.
Note: You can only have one correct answer on quizzes.
It seems that YouTube is not stopping at users made quizzes. AndroidAuthority recently reported the latest experiment conducted by the streaming app on mobile devices is an AI-generated quiz feature designed to help YouTube users learn more about topics they’ve already seen. If you’re in the test group, you’ll see these quizzes listed on the Home feed.
“The quizzes will test your understanding of a subject covered in a video you recently watched. If you choose to take a quiz, a link to the recently watched video will appear under it so you can easily navigate back to learn more about the topic at hand. This global experiment is rolling out to a small percentage of viewers on iOS and Android who recently watched a few, select educational and English language videos.”
The platform hosts loads of DIY videos, music lessons, how-to guides, language learning content both verbal and computer code based, and so much more. Since the trial uses AI-generated quizzes, YouTube is not just testing users on their learning skills but AI’s as well.
If you want to opt out of YouTube’s beta testing, visit the previously mentioned link and select “Turn Off” for any active experiments. More details can be found at YouTube’s Help Page.