For Admin: Install PlayPosit in LMS

Before instructors can use PlayPosit, it must be configured globally for your LMS by an administrator. Please find instructions specific to your LMS below. As soon as the global configuration is complete, instructors can start pulling PlayPosit into their courses. Details about how they do this are here. 

In this article

  • Blackboard
  • Blackboard Ultra
  • Canvas (Content-Item Message)
  • Desire2Learn
  • Desire2Learn (Content-Item Message)
  • itsLearning
  • Haiku
  • Moodle
  • Sakai
  • Schoology
  • Google Classroom
  • Blackboard

    Global LTI configuration/Placement Configuration

    1. Navigate to System Admin -> Building Blocks -> Basic LTI Tool Providers
    2. Click “Register Provider Domain”
    3. For Provider Domain, enter www.playposit.com
    4. Make sure the Provider Domain is “Approved”
    5. Under Default Configuration, check “Set globally”
    6. Enter your Tool Provider Key and Tool Provider Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    7. For Send User Data, select send user data only over SSL
    8. Under Institutional Policies, check all three options for User Fields to Send (role in course, name, email address)
    9. Save Changes
    10. To ensure that grading has been enabled, click on “Manage Global Properties” at the top of your list of LTI tools, and make sure that the option for allowing tools to post grades has been enabled. Note: Depending on your version of Blackboard, you may need to navigate to System Admin -> Course Settings -> Course Tools and ensure that the PlayPosit LTI tool is set to “Enabled”
    11. Go to the LTI Tool Providers page, and click Manage Placements
    12. Click Create Placement
    13. Enter a Label (for example: “PlayPosit”). This will be the name that appears in the user interface
    14. Enter a Handle. This must be unique in your database, and it will not be visible to end users
    15. Select Content Type 
    16. Select the location where you would like this placement to appear (set under Tools or Build Content)
    17. Check Placement allows grading
    18. Enter your Key and Secret (provided by PlayPosit) and the URL: https://www.playposit.com/LTI/launch
    19. Click Submit

    Blackboard Ultra

    Register PlayPosit Tool

    1. Navigate to System Admin -> Integrations -> LTI Tool Providers
    2. Click Register Provider Domain
    3. For Provider Domain, enter www.playposit.com
    4. Make sure the Provider Domain is Approved
    5. Under Default Configuration, check Set globally
    6. Enter your Tool Provider Key and Tool Provider Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    7. For Send User Data, select Send User Data Over Any Connection
    8. For User Fields in Course, select Role in Course, Name, Email Address
    9. Submit
    10. Navigate to the LTI Tool Providers page and select Manage Placements from the dropdown menu
    11. Click Create Placement
    12. Enter a Label (for example: “PlayPosit”). This will be the name that appears in the user interface
    13. Enter a Handle. This must be unique in your database, and it will not be visible to end users
    14. For Course Content Tool, select Supports Deep Linking
    15. Opt to have it Launch in a New Window (recommended)
    16. For Tool Provider URL, enter https://www.playposit.com/LTI/launch
    17. Ensure the key and secret are correct, and then Submit

    Canvas (Content-Item Message)

    1. Click Settings in the menu on the left
    2. Click Apps
    3. Click View App Configurations
    4. Click Add New App
    5. Set the Configuration Type to By URL
    6. Title the configuration (for example: "PlayPosit") 
    7. Enter the Consumer Key and Shared Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    8. For Config URL, enter https://www.playposit.com/canvascontentlti.xml
    9. Click Submit 

    Desire2Learn

    1. Navigate to Admin Tools -> External Learning Tools -> Manage External Learning Tool Links
    2. Click New Link
    3. Title the configuration (for example: “PlayPosit”)
    4. Enter your URL: https://www.playposit.com/LTI_launch
    5. Check the box that says Link Key/Secret
    6. Enter your Key and Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    7. Under Security Settings, make sure all boxes are checked
    8. To ensure that all courses can access this configuration
      1. Click on Add Org Units
      2. Search for your institution’s name
      3. Select All descendants of type: Course Offering
    9. Save

    Desire2Learn (Content-Item Message)

    1. Enable CIM
      1. By default,  the Content-Item Message feature support is turned off. Administrators of D2L can enable this via the following config variable: d2l.Tools.Lti.ContentItemMessaging.IsEnabled - If set to true, enables support for Content Item Messages. Functions as an on/off flag to indicate whether your particular D2L instance will accept CIM-based requests.
    2. Navigate to the Admin Tools menu and select Remote Plugins
    3. From the Manage Remote Plugins page, click New Remote Plugin
    4. For Plugin Type, select Quicklink (CIM):
      1. Quicklink (CIM)-- instructors will see PlayPosit as an option when using Insert Quicklink or when creating content topics from Content
    5. For Name, enter PlayPosit Interactive Video
    6. For Launch Point URL, enter: https://www.playposit.com/LTI/launch
    7. Input your Key and Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    8. Save

    itsLearning

    1. Click the Developer Tab > Add Application
    2. Enter the title and description of the LTI App (for example: “PlayPosit")
    3. Go to the Availability section and select My Site Only
    4. Enter the icon, home page, and technical support information for the tool provider
    5. License Details - only in itsLearning
    6. SSO Type – Use LTI 1.1
    7. Type
      1. Select Resource if the LTI link only contains content
      2. Select Learning activity without assessment if the LTI link contains activities and content
      3. Select Learning activity with assessment if the LTI link passes a score back to itsLearning
    8. Enter the key, secret, and URL of the LTI link (provided by PlayPosit)
    9. Select the Privacy settings to determine what information is sent from itsLearning to the external tool provider
    10. Click Add Application
    11. Click the Admin Tab  > Manage Apps > Default Availability
    12. Click Add App
    13. Select hierarchy (ex. entire district, all elementary schools, all middle schools, etc.). Note: The hierarchy varies by district
    14. Click Browse app library > Select PlayPosit
    15. Specify which roles should have access to the LTI link (admins, students, teachers)
    16. Click Save to enable the PlayPosit LTI link to appear at the course level for the applicable schools in the district by default

    Haiku

    1. Navigate to Domain Control
    2. Click the Applications tab
    3. Click on LTI Tools in the menu bar
    4. Click + Add LTI Tool
    5. Name the configuration (for example: PlayPosit)
    6. For Host, enter: https://www.playposit.com/LTI/launch
    7. Enter your Key and Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    8. Check the Privacy box that says Share names and email addresses with tool
    9. Click Save
    10. If the tool is disabled, click on Manage Tool and select Enable

    Moodle

    1. Navigate to your System Administration panel -> Plugins -> Activity Modules -> External Tools -or- LTI (depending on your version of Moodle)
    2. Click Add external tool configuration
    3. Name the configuration (for example: “PlayPosit”)
    4. Enter your Tool Base URL: https://www.playposit.com/LTI/launch
    5. Enter your Consumer Key and Shared Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    6. Check the box for Show tool type when creating tool instances
    7. Select Always for all three options under Privacy
    8. Check the box that says Force SSL under Privacy
    9. Save changes

    Sakai

    1. Click Administration Workspace
    2. Click External Tools
    3. Click Tools Available in System
    4. Click Add External Tool to System
    5. Enter a Tool Title (for example: “PlayPosit”)
    6. Enter a Button Text (for example: “PlayPosit”)
    7. Enter the Launch URL: https://www.playposit.com/LTI/launch
    8. Enter the Launch Key/Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    9. Check appropriate privacy settings for your institution
    10. Click Save

    Schoology

    1. Go to System Settings -> Integration -> External Tools
    2. Click on the Add External Tool Providers button
    3. Enter Tool Name (for example: “PlayPosit”)
    4. Enter Consumer Key and Shared Secret (provided by PlayPosit)
    5. Select Privacy settings to determine what information is sent from Schoology to the external tool provider. (name and email required)
    6. Match by Domain
    7. Enter the LTI Configuration URL (provided by PlayPosit): https://www.playposit.com/LTI/launch
    8. Leave Custom Parameters blank
    9. Click Submit

    Google Classroom

    No extra admin configuration is needed for Google Classroom.