Do you have Nearpod Lessons you'd like to Add to Otus? You can do so with Nearpod's share option using an HTML embed code. Here's how!

Embedding Nearpod

  • Step 1: Log into Nearpod and find the lesson you want to embed.

  • Step 2: Hover over the lesson tile, click the three dots in the top right, and choose Share With Teachers.

  • Step 3: Choose the embed option, and copy the long string of code.

  • Step 4: You can now add this Nearpod lesson to Otus, either to your Bookshelf or as a Lesson Activity.


Adding as a Lesson Activity

  • Step 1: While editing your Lesson, Select Add Activity.

  • Step 2: Select Add Resource.

  • Step 3: Select the Page option.

  • Step 4: Name your resource and click Next.

  • Step 5: Select the HTML option in the Toolbar.

  • Step 6: While HTML is selected and all the other toolbar options are greyed out, paste the code you copied from Nearpod into the body of the page.

  • Step 7: Select the HTML option again. You should see a red box appear that says iFrame. This is correct!

  • Step 8: Select Done. Add Instructions to your Activity and select Save. You have now added a Nearpod activity to your Otus Lesson. Preview the lesson to see how it will look!


Adding as a Bookshelf Resource

  • Step 1: In your Bookshelf, click the Plus Sign to add a new resource.

  • Step 2: Select Resource.

  • Step 3: Select Page.

  • Step 4: Name your page, and select a class to share it with if you'd like (You can share later from My Bookshelf as well). Then, click Next.

  • Step 5: Select the HTML option in the Toolbar.

  • Step 6: While HTML is selected and all the other toolbar options are greyed out, paste the code you copied from Nearpod into the body of the page.

  • Step 7: Select the HTML option again. You should see a red box appear that says iFrame. This is correct!

  • Step 8: Select Done. You have now added the Nearpod activity as a Bookshelf resource. You can share this with classes, students or teachers through the bookshelf, or add them to a Lesson!

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: You may see a 6th activity option that says "Add External Tool". For more information, click here. Note that this 6th option does not play any role in adding Nearpod as described in this article.


Otus Live Video

Below is a video from our Otus Live Series on embedding Nearpod resources into Lessons.


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