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There are 4 simple steps to integrate PlayPosit with your D2L course.

  1. Set up PlayPosit in D2L
  2. Assign a bulb to students
  3. Monitor student responses
  4. Sync grades to D2L grade book
  5. Course copy
  6. Embedding bulbs

Why use PlayPosit in D2L?

  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 D2L Gradebook at the end of a Bulb. As well, instructors can access the rich analytics from any PlayPosit link within D2L. 
  4. Co-instructor collaboration: Multiple instructors, instructional designers and TAs can access their own PlayPosit content and manage any shared course content, like Bulbs and analytics. 
  5. Course copy: Instructors can save time by seamlessly copying PlayPosit links to recurring courses. The new course and learner roster is automatically synced and previous data is cleared. 

Set up PlayPosit in D2L

PlayPosit is integrated into your D2L environment by your administrator. Follow the steps below to add PlayPosit to your course and sync your student roster.

  1. Navigate to a content page and click Add Existing Activities.
  2. Select PlayPosit from the drop down menu. This will open a PlayPosit Setup page.
  3. Click Continue to My Bulbs to access your PlayPosit account. 

  4. From here, you can begin building interactive videos (or Bulbs). Navigate here to learn more. 

Assign a bulb to students

  1. Navigate to a content page and click Add Existing Activities.

  2. Select PlayPosit from the drop down menu. 

  3. This will open a PlayPosit Setup page. Click Set Bulb Link to access your Bulb library. 

  4. Find the bulb you want to link to this assignment and click the D2L icon. 

  5. Select the learner experience: 
    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 soo
  6. To set a Due Date, navigate to the link you just created and select Edit Properties in Place.

  7. To make the PlayPosit Bulb a graded assignment, click on AssessmentsGrades > Manage Grades

  8. Next to the Bulb title, click on the dropdown arrow > Edit Grade Item to edit the maximum points. ( Note: By default, each PlayPosit Bulb is worth 100 points.) 

  9. That's it! Your bulb has been successfully assigned to learners. 

Monitor student responses

  1. From D2L, click on the assignment for which you want to view data. This will open a Manage Bulb Link window with the bulb you have attached linked.
  2. Click Monitor to view learner analytics. 

Sync grades to D2L grade book

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 D2L grade book.
If you have graded free response questions or edited grades for auto-graded questions, you will need to sync changes with the D2L grade book. To do this: 
  1. From D2L, 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 have made desired changes, click Sync Grades to sync updated scores to the D2L gradebook. 
  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 D2L Gradebook. 

Course Copy

PlayPosit supports D2L's course copy feature. This means:

  • All PlayPosit links and bulbs will transfer to the new course
  • If any students are retaking the course, previous scores will be reset automatically

Note: Instructors must launch at least one PlayPosit link in the new course to activate all bulbs. Clicking on one link will activate all others.

Embedding bulbs

PlayPosit/D2L integration does not support embedding bulbs using an embed code. If instructors choose to use the embed code: 

  • Students will be prompted to sign into PlayPosit with a username/password
  • Grades will not auto-sync from PlayPosit to D2L