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What you will learn: The different components available in LessonUp, their functions, and how to add them to your lesson. In this lesson plan, we will focus on 4 components. You can find explanations for all components in the attachments.
Duration: 15 minutes (including the assignment).

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With components in LessonUp, you can add extra (interactive) functionalities to your lesson. The convenience of components is that you can add them as individual elements to your slide; they are not embedded in an entire slide like the interactive question forms. Additionally, not all components require an extra device like a phone or a laptop.

Below are the components you can add to your LessonUp lesson. We will guide you through our 4 more complex interactive components.
  • Text
  • Video
  • Image
  • Hotspot
  • Table
  • Audio
  • Formula
  • Traffic Light
  • Symbol
  • Spinner
  • Timer
All information about the components can be found in the PDF document or the lesson at the bottom of this lesson plan.

hotspot and audio

With the 'Hotspot' component, you can place interactive buttons anywhere on your slide. Hotspots allow you to add an additional layer of retrievable information. This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to add a hotspot to your lesson, and of the settings you can use to do so.
In this example, you can see an interactive picture for the subject French. As a teacher, you can click on the hotspots yourself, or you can ask your students to do so on their own devices. In this case also an audio hotspot has been added to help practice pronunciation.
Want to know more about the audio component? In this article, you will find a step-by-step explanation on how to add (recorded) audio to your lesson.

Traffic Light

The use of a 'traffic light' within the lesson is a commonly used method to teach students to focus during independent work in the classroom.
The standard setup is:
  • Red for working in complete silence, no questions allowed;
  • Orange when questions can be asked to the teacher or when working quietly together;
  • Green when students can collaborate with each other at a regular speaking volume.

In this article, you will find a step-by-step explanation on how to add a traffic light to your lesson.


The Spinner in LessonUp is primarily designed as a name-picker. The names of the students automatically appear in the Spinner during a classroom lesson, after they enter the pin code.

However, instead of student names, you can also write words or phrases in the Spinner. This allows you to create playful activities for both in-person and remote lessons.
An example of an activity with a Spinner is: 'Come up with the right question to this answer.' In this lesson, the students use the Spinner to view the answer to the question they have to come up with themselves.


Add at least 3 components to your lesson, one informative (such as a text or an image) and 2 interactive (such as a hotspots or the spinner).


1. A PDF file with explanations of all components.
2. A LessonUp lesson about components.
3. A link to a lesson with example slides using the spinner.


You are now aquainted with LessonUp's (interactive) components. Try using the informative or interactive components in your next lesson.

Congratulations! You have completed the second module "Interaction in the Classroom." The next module is about finding teaching material for your subject.

πŸ‘‰ Go directly to the next module: Finding Teaching Material for Your Subject.