Sample Tutorial:  What can I Insert into a Tutorial?

Sample Tutorial: What can I Insert into a Tutorial?

Author: carolyn fruin

This tutorial includes an example of how the different tools can be used in a tutorial. There are short descriptions of each. If you would like detailed instructions on how incorporate each into your tutorials, they can be found by searching for Creating Tutorials on the Sophia website.




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Using Sophia Content with an LMS

Tutorials, Playlists and Pathways can all be embedded into Learning Management Systems that districts have teachers using. Learn more about Schoology and Edmodo embeds by viewing the tutorials.


Make your own instructional videos with Camtasia or Doceri when you can. Or, a way to save time is to find some of your favorite instruction on YouTube or KhanAcademy and download the videos to my computer. Once I do this I can upload them into a tutorial so they are permanently there and I can remove them from my computer if my memory is limited. However, you can also simply insert a URL code which is fewer steps and quicker since it is simply a copy and paste. Both methods show the full preview in Sophia and is played on demand. (embedded content) [flash will not play on iPads]

Source: I have learned to put in the actual URL here as well in case it is a flash video that an iPad won't play


Source: paul groves

ThingLink Image!

Insert interactive image. Make your own or use the gallery at ThingLink.com. Click share, e button and copy html share code. Simply paste in the insert html box in tutorial. Pretty cool. Check out the screen recording for ThingLink by searching our database.

Quizlet Embedded

Embed flashcards, puzzles, games, etc. by using the embed codes available with each quizlet lesson.

USING TEXT The Prefixes Table

Here I simply used a downloaded image from my computer and inserted it along with this text. It uses a typical word type editor for the text.


Source: google image


This tool allows you to build questions into the video so students will experience them during the viewing. Due to some programming issues, the scroll is necessary for width.


This is a downloaded powerpoint I have used in class. You can also use the URLs from SlideShare or other slide program sites.

Source: CFruin


Using tiles as targets saves the trouble of typing in a bunch of url's. A simple embed code pulls the whole webmix into a tutorial.

USING HTML (embed codes) Educreations: Metrics

Embed web based materials by you or your students. In this case, I searched the Educreation's subject area for science and scrolled around. When I found one I liked, I tapped on the "chainlinks" in the upper right hand corner and tapped the button "Copy Embed Code". When I go back to Sophia and hit insert, I chose HTML, tapped on the Code box (keypad appeared), held down on the box (magnifier appeared), lifted my finger (Paste appeared) and tapped on "Paste". I saved as usual. This is a perfect way to get your web saved material into one place for your class to consume it. No worries about multiple tabs or typing in urls.


Posting pdf's for absent students or for lost homework is one application of this tool. You can include articles for students to read, sections of the textbook, anything that can go pdf. Because of pdf, the format stays the same, no weird rearrangement of images!

Full Screen

HTML - Great for Google Inserts

Use this feature for student submissions immediately after viewing or reading material to check for understanding. Great formative assessment tool. There is a tutorial with specific directions on how to do this.

Source: cfruin


The great thing about a tutorial is that there really is no limit on what you can do. Any web tool you use that has embed codes will import into the lesson as well as video files, pdf files, you name it.

But don't forget, once you make a tutorial, you can add it to a group or playlist, you can share it on facebook, even tweet out the assignment to your class or staff.

Lastly, if you're using an LMS for your district (Schoology, Edmodo, Moodle, etc.) Sophia's embed code works there to! Add your assignments where ever your students usually find the class.