eLearning Lessons in Nearpod

How To Add Your Content

Make a copy of the Template

Your first step is to get a copy of the Nearpod version of the eLearning Lesson Template. You'll need to email Rachel Porter with a request for this. You'll receive an email with two links to the template. Be sure you open the one that allows you to add it to your Nearpod Library.


  • Replace template text [in brackets] with your own text.
  • Fill in other text.
Editing & Inserting Text (Nearpod)

Files - PDF, Audio MP3, PPT, etc.

Inserting Files (Nearpod)


Inserting Links (Nearpod)


Inserting Images (Nearpod)


Inserting Videos (Nearpod)


If you are doing a video recording, I highly recommend that you upload it to your YouTube account. It will be easier to embed in your lesson. It will save you some frustrations if you sign in to your account and set up your channel first.

  1. Sign into YouTube with your school Google account
  2. Click upload
  3. When prompted, create your "channel"
  4. You will now be able to upload video files, from your computer or directly from programs like Screencast-O-Matic, to your YouTube channel.
Recording Your Own Video/Screencast

There are many tools available for video recording. If you're already comfortable with something, use it! If this is new to you, I recommend Screencast-O-Matic. It's free and relatively easy. Watch this video to learn the basics. Then follow the steps to upload your video to YouTube and find the URL to include it in your lesson.

Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial


These resources will help you if you are choosing to do an audio recording for your personal connection piece, or if you just want to include an audio explanation for students.

You won't be able to record within Nearpod. The steps (demonstrated in the video below) are:

  1. Use Online Voice Recorder to make your audio recording.
  2. Save it to your computer.
  3. Upload it to your Nearpod slide.

Recording & Inserting Audio (Nearpod)

Getting The Share Link to Your Lesson

Getting The Share Link & Submiting (Nearpod)

Need Help?

Contact me if you need to know how to add content not listed here, or if you have any questions or problems as you build your eLearning lesson!

The full Nearpod Course is also available to help you learn more about using Google Slides. Go get your badge! Once you've built this lesson and used it with students, you'll have earned it!