Sakai 3.0

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There are a few simple steps to integrate PlayPosit with your Sakai course.

  1. Set up PlayPosit in Sakai
  2. Assign a bulb to learners
  3. Monitor learner responses
  4. Sync grades into the Sakai Gradebook

Set up PlayPosit in Sakai

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

  1. Login to Sakai and navigate to the course you would like to connect to PlayPosit.
  2. Select Lessons from the left sidebar.
  3. Click Add Content and:
    1. If you're using Sakai 19, select Add Learning App from the drop-down menu
    2. Otherwise, select Add External Tool from the drop-down menu.
  4. Choose PlayPosit from the list under External Tool Selector
    1. Note: you may encounter another screen titled Tool Link asking you to configure PlayPosit. You should be able to click on Launch External Tool Configuration.  
  5. Click Set Bulb Link to access your PlayPosit account.

Assign a Bulb to learners

  1. From My Bulbs, locate the bulb you want to assign and click the Sakai icon next to the bulb thumbnail.
  2. Select the learner experience and click 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 - Choose this option if you want to project the bulb live, in class and have all learners take the bulb together. Start/stop time and pacing of the video is controlled by the instructor, while learners answer projected questions from their own device (like a clicker). For more information, please view this help article.
  3. The modal should close and the Sakai Lessons page should refresh, displaying your newly linked lesson.

Monitor learner responses

Monitor to view analytics, discussion posts, and learner notes. To learn more about monitoring discussion posts, click here. To learn more about viewing learner notes, click here.

In Sakai, click on the assignment for which you want to view data. This will open the PlayPosit Manage link screen, which will show the PlayPosit bulb you have linked to this assignment. Click Monitor to view student participation and responses. Click here to learn more about PlayPosit Bulb analytics. Click here to learn more about PlayPosit Playlist analytics.

Export grades into Sakai 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 Sakai gradebook. For more information on automated grading, please view this help article.

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

  1. In Sakai, click on the assignment for which you want to view data to open PlayPosit and click Monitor
  2. Here you'll be able to view and score learner data and track progress.
  3. Click Sync to initiate exporting grades to the Sakai Gradebook.
  4. You can also click Check Sync Status to check the status of the student grade export, but note that it may take a few minutes to push all updated scores into the Gradebook

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