Broadcast without a LMS


  • This article only applies to users who navigate directly to the PlayPosit website. If you access PlayPosit through a Learning Management System, see this article instead.
  • Discussion Forum questions are not compatible with Broadcast

Broadcast: Class Response System

Easily replace your antiquated Clickers with PlayPosit's Broadcast functionality. Project the video and audio from the front of the room, and learners are prompted with questions on their individual devices.

This allows you to:

  • Control the pacing
  • Interject with additions
  • Foster live discussion
  • Poll learner results from virtually any device
  • Get immediate performance data to personalize instruction and class discussion
  • Get group feedback for Professional Learning

In this article

Learn how to broadcast a Bulb.

  1. Start a Broadcast Bulb
  2. Resume a Broadcast Bulb
  3. During the Bulb
  4. After the Bulb
  5. Learner's Workflow

1. Start a Broadcast Bulb

Broadcast any Bulb to deliver content synchronously.

  1. Create a PlayPosit Bulb. Click here for more information about creating Bulbs.
  2. If you will be presenting this bulb to multiple sections and wish to retain student responses for each group, you must create a separate copy of the lesson for each group.
  3. In My Bulbs, locate the Bulb you want to Broadcast. Click the title and select Broadcast.
  4. The Bulb will open in a new window. Share the URL and Join Code with your learners. See below for further directions.
  5. Once learners have all joined, click Start.
  6. If you need to show the Broadcast Code again, Click on the <> icon in the upper right corner during any segment of the video.

2. Resume a Broadcast Bulb

If you have multiple classes which will be shown the same Broadcast Bulb, subsequent sessions will show the following window when loading the Bulb:

Select Yes if you want resume with the same group of learners, to pick up from where you left off previously. This will retain prior student responses to questions in the Bulb.

Select No if you are delivering a Bulb to a new group of learners, to start at the beginning of the Bulb. This will remove prior learner responses to questions in the Bulb.

NOTE: If you want to retain student responses from previous sessions, we recommend creating a copy of the lesson for each session.

3. During the Bulb

Display learner responses as the Bulb progresses. Know when everyone has completed a question and review their answers as a class. Click on various icons to get more information on active learners and their polled responses.

  1. See the number of learners who have answered the question.
  2. See how many learners chose each answer for Multiple Choice or Checkbox questions,
  3. Project individual learners' answers for Free Response questions.
    Note: this potentially sensitive information is projected with the rest of the Bulb.
  4. When the lesson is over, close the window with the video.

4. After the Bulb

Gain insights into your effectiveness and learn which topics, questions, and learners to target for remediation.

Click on the Monitor link to view learners' performance data or grade free responses. Click here for more information about the Monitor page.

5. Learners' Workflow

Once learners join your broadcasted session, they will see the video on your projected screen. As the Bulb progresses, questions will appear on their individual devices. Questions will appear on learner devices when the video pauses and will disappear when the instructor continues to play the video.

  1. Learners login to their individual PlayPosit accounts.
  2. Either select “Broadcast” at the top of the window or navigate directly to
  3. Learners enter the Join Code (see above) and click Join.
  4. Learners will now wait for you to begin the bulb. They will receive questions at the appropriate time on their individual devices.
  5. Once the instructor begins the broadcast session, the learner will see the following message:
  6. As the Bulb begins, the learners' screens will remain blank. When the Bulb pauses for a question, it will pop up on both the learner's and instructor's screen.