Schoology 3.0

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    There are 3 simple steps to integrate PlayPosit with your Schoology course.

    1. Assign a Bulb to learners
    2. Monitor learner responses
    3. Sync scores to Schoology gradebook

    Why use PlayPosit in Schoology?

    1. Single Sign-on: Instructors and learners are never prompted to enter a separate email, username or password to create or view content.
    2. Auto-sync course data: We manage learner-course relationships, eliminating the need to manually create courses or upload rosters.
    3. Auto-sync grades: Learner grades are synced immediately with the Schoology gradebook at the end of a Bulb. As well, instructors can access the rich analytics from any PlayPosit link within Schoology. 

    Assign a Bulb to learners

    PlayPosit is integrated into your Schoology environment by your administrator. Follow the steps below to add PlayPosit to your course and sync your student roster.

    1. Login to Schoology and navigate to the course you would like to connect to PlayPosit. 

    2. Click Add Materials and select Add File/Link/External Tool from the drop-down menu. 

    3. Select External Tool
    4. For Tool Provider, choose PlayPosit and Title this link.
      1. (Optional, but recommended) - Check Enable Grading if you would like PlayPosit to automatically sync student grades to Schoology.

    5. Click the link you just created in Schoology to launch PlayPosit Setup page. Click Set Bulb Link to access your bulb library. 

    6. Find the bulb you want to link to this assignment and click the Schoology icon.

    7. Select the learner experience and click Set Bulb Link:
      1. Self-paced - Choose this option if you want learners to take the Bulb individually, on their own device, at their own time (most commonly used).
      2. Broadcast - Not available on PlayPosit 3.0, but coming soon!
    8. That's it! Your bulb has been successfully assigned to learners. 

    Monitor learner responses

    1. From Schoology, click on the assignment for which you want to view data. This will open Manage Bulb Link, with the bulb you have attached. 
    2. Click Monitor to view learner analytics

    Sync scores in Schoology Gradebook

    If your bulb only includes auto-graded questions (multiple choice, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank), then grades will be automatically exported into the Schoology Gradebook. 

    If you have graded free-response questions or edited grades for auto-graded questions, you will need to sync changes with Schoology. To do this:

    1. From Schoology, navigate to the Monitor page of the assignment you want to grade. 

    2. Here you'll be able to view and score learner data and track progress.

    3. When you are ready to send updated scores to the Schoology gradebook, click  Sync Grades

    4. Optionally, click Check Sync Status to check the status of grade sync, but note that it may take a few minutes to push all updated scores to the Schoology Gradebook.