Blubbr : Create and Play Quizzes from YouTube Videos

Blubbr is a new, free, website that lets you create and play quiz games from YouTube videos. The site calls these “Trivs”. You can play trivs in different categories, from celebs and music to sport and education. These trivs can then be shared with anyone across the internet.

For example, here’s a video quiz about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.

Blubbr : create video quizzes

Once you’ve watched a short piece of video, the first question will appear. When you’ve answered that question, you are presented with another piece of video and then another question and so on.

Blubbr : create video quizzes

There are many Trivs already on the site, but since anyone can create and share them, the quality and content is quite varied. There’s an “Education” category, but it would be useful to see that divided up into subject areas. You can use the search tool to find quizzes on a certain keyword. The site is in Beta, so hopefully that will change in the future.

You can also make your own Trivs using the Triv builder tool. First you search for a YouTube video (would be useful here to have been able to put in a link to a video I’ve already found) and then add your question and possible answers.

The site only uses YouTube videos, so if access is blocked in your school that will be an issue. A teacher could create them for access from home though. You could get students to create their own Trivs for each other as a homework task perhaps?

Blubbr Triv Creator

To make your own Triv you will need to sign in with a Facebook or Twitter account which could be a problem in schools – although you could set up a generic Twitter account to use. I’d prefer to see the site make use of its own login system. Blubbr will gain the ability post things to your timeline – at present there’s no functioning “settings” page to disable this feature. I’m not a fan of things being able to post to my Twitter unless absolutely necessary.

Find out more at : http://www.blubbr.tv/

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Author: Danny Nicholson

Danny is an author, Science teacher, ICT Consultant, PGCE lecturer and computing / interactive whiteboard trainer. He has delivered training courses across the UK, in Europe, and in Canada. Please get in touch with your training requests.

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  1. Thanks for the coverage, Danny! Some of the things you mentioned, like a stand-alone login system, are already in the works. Important to say that we do not post to Twitter without users actively tweeting.

    We’ve seen teachers who not only let students practice with trivs, but also ask students to create trivs on their own, which helps them develop research and writing skills, creativity and more.

    We are always happy to hear more feedback and suggestions. Happy trivving!

  2. Thanks Danielle – a login would be brilliant, I’ll watch out for that.

    Do let me know if you roll out any new features!

  3. Think this looks a fun way to enhance interactivity with Youtube.
    My concern has been that with using Youtube that it can be a very passive activity
    Thanks for the heads up

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