Monitoring Bulbs in PlayPosit 3.0

  • Troubleshooting? Check out our guide here

In this article

View detailed analytics for student responses and manually grade interactions.

  1. How to access the:
  2. Bulb Analytics
  3. Manually grade interactions
  4. View learner notes
  5. Download CSV of student responses
  6. Export worksheets
  7. Filtering gradebook results
  8. Troubleshooting

The PlayPosit gradebook gives teachers the ability to manually grade interactions, reset student bulb attempts, and see advanced analytics for overall student engagement. Please watch the above screencast for a quick walkthrough of the gradebook.

How to access the:

Class overview

Click Classes and then click the Gradebook icon.

This will take you to a general view of gradebook with the learners in the class making up the left-most column, and the bulbs assigned to this class:

Clicking any of the cells with scores in them will cause a popover to appear, containing information on that student's bulb attempt.

You can also click View Interactions to see the bulb overview gradebook.

Bulb overview

The bulb overview provides a question-by-question breakdown of all student responses to each question. as well as gives teachers the ability to manually grade certain interactions. To get here from the previous screenshot, click any of the bulb titles in the column headers, or click View Interactions in any of the score popovers.

On this page, you can see at a glance which learners have completed the bulb, which learners are still in progress, and which learners have not yet started the bulb. 

If a learner has not attempted the bulb yet, you will see a - for their score. If a learner is in progress, you will see a -% for their score. The score is not calculated until a learner has completed the entire bulb. 

You can also download .csv reports for all bulb attempts by clicking on Data Export at the bottom of the page. The .csv file contains more advanced analytics such as time spent on a particular interaction and the exact timestamp that an interaction was completed.

Finally, if you need a reminder of what a particular question was asking, you can click on the interaction icon in the column header, and then select Interaction Data from the dropdown.

This will open a dialog with the interaction's text for your reference.

Learner view

The Learner view shows a single learner's responses for a bulb. You can navigate to this view from the Bulb Overview by clicking on a learner's name and then clicking on View Learner Attempt.

Once in the Learner View, you can refresh your memory of what an interaction was asking by clicking on the interaction icon or on the learner's response. Otherwise, click Enter Grade Mode to manually grade this learner's attempt.

When you're done selecting the desired point value for each interaction, you can click Exit Grade Mode to save your progress.

Interaction view

The Interaction view shows all learner responses for a single interaction. You can navigate to it by clicking on the interaction's icon in the column header and then click Grade All.

This will launch you directly into Grade Mode where you can see all the responses submitted for this interaction and set a point value.

Bulb analytics

View a question-by-question breakdown of learner performance as well as average Bulb score and completion status.

1. On the top left side of the Monitor page, select Bulb Analytics.

2. The top graph shows how the class performed on each question allowing the instructor to make data-driven instructional decisions.

3. The bottom graph displays the Average Score of the Bulb and the Completed Status to give the instructor an overview of the Bulb.

Manually grade interactions

If your bulb has a free-response question which must be manually graded in order for your learners to receive a final score, there are two ways for you to assign these grades:

  1. Click the free-response question which needs to be graded (it will always be highlighted in yellow) to bring up a dialog menu. You can then click any of the point values to assign that score to the question.
  2. Otherwise, to grade all of them at once, you can click on the interaction icon in the column header, and then select Grade All from the dropdown menu
  3. This will launch you directly into Grade Mode where you can see all the responses submitted for this interaction and set a point value.
  4. If you are using an LMS, click Sync Grades at the top of the Monitor page to export grades into the gradebook. 

View learner notes

Easily view learners' personal notes and observations to assess digestion of content. Learners can download notes and upload into the LMS to alert you to their completion. Easily access that person’s observations in line with the bulb. For more information on how students can take notes on a bulb, see this help article.

1. In the LMS, click on the assignment title then select Preview.

Outside of the LMS, click on the assignment from the selected Class then select Preview. 

2. Click to play the bulb. Then, pause the video. Select the sidebar icon and click Notes on the sidebar.

3. While the Notes tab is active, click All Learners to filter specific learners, refresh to view live notes, download notes to a text file, and search for key words. 

Download student grades

You can download a csv in each gradebook view by looking for a Data Export button at the bottom-left corner of the page. This csv contains more specific information on your class's bulb attempts, such as the exact timestamp when an interaction was completed, or the amount of time spent on an

Export worksheets

PlayPosit supports exporting two different types of printable worksheets, blank and answered.

Blank worksheets can be exported from the My Bulbs page by clicking on the triple dots menu next to any bulb and selecting Export Worksheet:

This will open a new tab from which the worksheet can either be saved as a PDF or printed out. Empty PDF worksheet exports will have no answers filled in so they can be completed by hand:

Answered worksheets can be exported from your gradebook by clicking on a student's name and selecting Export Attempt:

  • Only institutional users can currently use Export Learner Attempt.

This will open a new tab from which the worksheet can either be saved as a PDF or printed out. Answered worksheets will have answers filled in so they can be graded or reviewed:

Filtering gradebook results

In the gradebook, an instructor can filter the  learner data shown by clicking on the Filter button.

The Filter menu will pop up and display a drop-down menu with the available filters.

The available filters are:

  • All - Display all learner interaction data for the assigned bulb.
  • Completed - Only display learners who have completed bulb attempts on the bulb.
  • In Progress - Only display learners who are in progress to completing a bulb.
  • Not Started - Only display learners who have not started the bulb.

Once a drop down option is clicked you can click the Filter button to filter the monitor page.

NOTE: If at any time you would like to clear the filters on the monitor page click Clear Filters in the Filter menu to reset your monitor page.

You can also clear the filters in the monitor page by clicking the ' x' in each filter's "chip" icon near the top left of the monitor page.


Why is a learner's bulb attempt not marked complete even though all interactions have been answered?

Bulb attempts won't be marked complete unless a student has watched to the end of the video as well as answered all interactions.

Why doesn't my LMS gradebook match my PlayPosit gradebook?

You may need to sync grades from PlayPosit in order to "push" the most recent grades to your LMS. When a student completes a bulb, the Player will automatically sync their grade at that moment to their LMS's gradebook. 

Can I manually mark a learner's bulb attempt as complete so that grades will appear in my LMS gradebook?

Instructors are not able to manually mark a bulb attempt as complete. However, if the bulb is worth points, instructors can manually Sync Grades for all bulb attempts marked as In Progress from the Bulb Overview gradebook. This will sync the learner's score at that time, i.e. points earned out of points available.

Why do my students see that they received a lower score than expected, or even 0% in their LMS gradebook?

This is probably because your bulb contains a free-response question, and all responses must be manually graded. Once you have done so, click Sync Grades to "push" the most recent grades to your LMS.

The student may also have retried the bulb, which archives the previous completed bulb attempt, but never finished the bulb or answered the questions. If the instructor then manually syncs the grade, PlayPosit syncs the learner's score at the time, i.e. points earned out of points available.

How can I tell if a student has started?

If you look at the gradebook within the Bulb Overview, each student's Status column will have one of the following: " Not Started," "In Progress," or "Complete." If the status is "Not Started," this means that the student has not ever launched the bulb. If the status is "In Progress," this means that the student has launched the bulb at least once, but hasn't completed the bulb. Status will only read "Complete" when the student has answered every interaction in a bulb and has watched all the way to the end of the bulb.

Why is my student's score is showing up as something different than what it should be?

This often happens when you assign a bulb, students take the bulb, and then you return to the Designer and edit the point value of any of the interactions. This can cause scores to show up as less than 100%, even when a student has earned full points on all the interactions in a bulb, or for scores to even appear as greater than 100%. We recommend that you not edit the bulb after assigning it to a class in order to avoid this scenario.

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