Feature Updates

Below, you’ll find listed the history of updates to ClassHook.

A New and Improved ClassHook, Coming Soon 🎉

In just a couple of weeks, we’ll be releasing a newly designed browsing and viewing experience on ClassHook! We’ve been fortunate to support teachers in over 25,000 schools with making learning more relevant and engaging for students using popular TV shows and movies. Through that process, we’ve learned a lot about how they use videos […]

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ClassHook Improves Pause Prompts with Question Markers

Educators on ClassHook have enjoyed using our pause prompts feature to make learning more engaging and interactive for their students. Pause prompts are timestamped questions you can insert at any moment in a video. For a guide on how to use pause prompts, click here. Today, we’re excited to introduce Question Markers for pause prompts! […]

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A New Way to Embed ClassHook Videos

As an educator, you use many websites and apps to share content with your students. Whether you’re sharing to your LMS, your class website, or another app, you need an easy way to showcase your favorite videos. Teachers using ClassHook previously needed to use YouTube embed links to show clips. But linking through YouTube doesn’t […]

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The New Playlists Experience

We’ve redesigned playlists to be more intuitive and cohesive. Playlists are one of the most widely-used features on ClassHook. Educators use them to organize clips by topic and class period, and to save clips for later viewing. Playlists worked just fine, but we saw room for improvement in terms of their ability to organize and […]

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Now you can upload your own clips to ClassHook!

Perhaps you’ve created a funny video and want to show it to your students but don’t want it public on YouTube. Or maybe you’ve found an amazing clip that you can’t find anywhere else and need somewhere to upload it for easy access. Starting today, all ClassHook educators can upload their own videos directly onto […]

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We’ve Removed Bookmarks

Today, we removed bookmarks from ClassHook in favor of playlists. We’ve had both ways of organizing clips available to educators for a long time. However, we found that there were a lot of overlapping features, and it was creating confusion. So we decided to remove bookmarks to make your experience on ClassHook better. In terms […]

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A New Discussions Experience on ClassHook

Related Guide: How to Create Live Discussions on ClassHook When students have the opportunity to analyze media and participate in discussion around a topic, they learn more effectively. At ClassHook, we’ve been hard at work creating a better way for you to conduct discussions with your students. We read over your feedback, and after 15,000 […]

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Encourage Inquiry with Student Questions

When showing videos in your classroom, it can be difficult to gauge student understanding. You may pause the video to ask clarifying questions, or you might ask students to complete an activity after watching the video. However, these methods don’t always reach all of your learners since the most active participants will respond to your […]

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Introducing Live Discussions on ClassHook

Involve your entire class in the discussion. At ClassHook, we help educators find and effectively use videos in their lessons to boost student engagement and retention. Today, we’re excited to announce that you can now create more active, discussion-based learning experiences for your students on ClassHook. Introducing Live Discussions! Live Discussions are a simple and […]

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Use In-Video Search to Search Within Videos on ClassHook

At ClassHook, we help educators find the perfect video clip for their lessons so they can make learning more fun and engaging for their students. While we classify all of our videos by subject area and grade level, and offer robust search filters, sometimes educators are searching for videos a little differently. Consider Shawna, for […]

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