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

    1. Set up PlayPosit in Schoology
    2. Assign a Bulb to learners
    3. Monitor learner responses
    4. Sync scores to Schoology gradebook

    Below is a quick video overview on how to use PlayPosit within Schoology:

    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. 

    Set up PlayPosit in Schoology

    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 and click Get Started to access PlayPosit.

    Assign a Bulb to learners

    1. Click the assignment you want to link to a Bulb to open PlayPosit Setup and then click Get Started. My Bulbs will open.
    2. Click the bulb you want to link to open a side menu, and then select Set Bulb Link.
    3. 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 - 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.
    4. The nav notification at the top will confirm that the lesson has been assigned to learners

    Monitor learner responses

    1. In Schoology, click on the assignment for which you want to view data. This will open PlayPosit Setup, which will show the PlayPosit bulbs you have linked to this assignment. 
    2. Click Monitor to view student participation and responses. 

    For more information on PlayPosit Analytics, please view this help article.

    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. 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 Schoology. To do this:

    1. In Schoology, click on the assignment for which you want to view data to open PlayPosit and click Monitor
    2. The Question-by-Question Breakdown dashboard for this assignment will open. Click Sync to initiate exporting grades to the Schoology Gradebook.
    3. You can also click 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