Getting Started in PlayPosit Without an LMS

  • This article only applies to PlayPosit 3.0. 
  • Troubleshooting? Check out our list of known issues.

In this article

  1. Creating a bulb and adding video
  2. Adding interactivity
    1. Using "Add an interaction"
    2. Using the template gallery
    3. Editing an interaction
  3. Configuring bulb playback
  4. Creating a class and adding students
  5. Assigning bulbs
  6. Monitoring responses

Creating a bulb and adding video

  1. In My Bulbs, click New Bulb to open the Designer.
  2. Select YouTube.
  3. Search for a video, select one, and click Done.
    1. (Optional) Click Customize to add captions, trim the video, or add internal crops.
  4. If you would like to add another video source, click Video Segments on the top nav bar, and then click Add Video.

Adding interactivity

Using "Add an Interaction"

  1. Click the button labeled "Add an Interaction" to insert a question at your current playback timestamp.
  2. Select one of the interaction options:
    • Questions refers to interactions that are typically graded, such as multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
    • Annotations refers to interactions that are typically ungraded, like the reflective pause and web embeds, which you can use to provide more information to your learners, or provide external file downloads.
    • Templates refers to a set of interactions which PlayPosit has pre-formatted for your convenience to illustrate interesting ways to add interactivity to your bulb.
  3. When you're done adding your interaction's text and answer options, click Done to save and close the interaction.
    1. (Optional) Click Customize to place your interaction on the sidebar or in a hotspot overlay.
    2. (Optional) Configure any interaction to stay visible for a set period of time.

Using the template gallery
  1. At the top of the page, select Expand Template Gallery.
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Learner Feedback - adds a poll question and a free response question at the end of the bulb.
    • Peer Review - adds a discussion forum that lasts for the entire bulb.
    • Pre/Post Assessment - adds two free response questions, one at the beginning and one at the end of the bulb.
    • Pop Quiz - adds four grouped multiple choice questions at the end of the bulb.
  3. You should now see interactions in the Designer.

Editing an interaction

To edit an interaction, you can either click the triple dot icon on the right side of the interaction, or click on the interaction's type, position, or timestamp fields.

Configuring bulb playback

  1. Select the Review tab and open the Advanced options.
  2. Select any combination of the following playback options:
    • Allow learners to rewind after an interaction appears.
    • Allow learners to skip interactions.
    • Allow learners to fast forward.
    • Allow learners to retake the bulb upon completion.
  3. You can then click Preview to see what your bulb looks like!

Creating a class and adding students

  1. Hover over the sidebar and click on Classes.
  2. Click Add New Class, title it, and click Save.
  3. There are three ways to add students to your class:
    • Students enter Search Code - students individually log in to their PlayPosit accounts, click Add Class, and enter your instructor Search Code.
    • Students register via class URL - students navigate to a class URL that you can find by clicking Upload Learners from within your class.
    • Upload student roster -  you can upload a .csv roster of your students using a template in the Student Uploader.

You can find more information on adding or removing students from your classes in this help article.

Assigning bulbs

  1. In My Bulbs, click the triple dots icon at the right for the bulb you want to use and click Assign.
  2. Select a due date for the class you want to assign this bulb to and click OK.
  3. You should get a green toast notification indicating that your bulb has been successfully assigned.
  4. If you don't expect your students to log in to PlayPosit directly to view the bulb, click Get assign link.
  5. You can Copy the link to your clipboard to share with your students.
  6. Alternatively, you can embed the bulb on your class website by clicking Advanced settings, toggling Show embed code, and then clicking Copy.

Monitoring responses

  1. In My Bulbs, click the triple dots icon at the right for the bulb for which you want to see responses and click Monitor.
  2. Click Monitor for the specific class.
  3. You should see all of that class's responses for this bulb.

Note: if you had already created classes and assigned bulbs to students in the previous environment, you will not be able to see their responses in PlayPosit 3.0. To see those student responses, you can either click on Classic View in the blue sidebar, or click on Classic Gradebook when viewing a class's gradebook.

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