The Student Experience (without an LMS)
- Note: This article only applies to students accessing PlayPosit 3.0 without a Learning Management System (LMS).
- Troubleshooting? Check out our guide here.
In this article
Learn how to get the most out of your PlayPosit experience!
PlayPosit is an interactive video platform. Your instructor will assign videos, or bulbs, for you to watch that will have embedded questions and interactions. You will be required to respond to these interactions in order to complete the assignment.
It is recommended that you use the latest Chrome web browser to access PlayPosit. Click here to download it if you do not already have Chrome.
You will access all of your PlayPosit assignments by either a direct link provided by your instructor or by logging into www.playposit.com/login.
Finding a bulb
If the direct link to a bulb was not provided to you, after you log into PlayPosit, navigate to the class you are completing an assignment for. Inside the class, click on the bulb.
Playing a bulb
Click the video to play it and then answer the interactions that come up.
- Make the video fullscreen
- Adjust the video playback speed
- Change the video stream source of the videos in the bulb (especially important if one of the sources isn't working)
- Enable or disable captions (if available)
To view navigable transcripts follow these steps.
1. Enable captions from the settings gear icon menu.
2. Select the sidebar icon.
3. Click the Transcripts tab. Transcripts will appear as the video plays. Click on any transcript line to be brought to that specific part of the video or search for keywords in the transcript. Please note that you are not able to skip ahead if your instructor does not have fast forward enabled.
Taking notes on a bulb
The video will pause once an interaction pops up on the screen. To complete the interaction, answer the question and click Submit and continue.
You should see a toast in the upper right-hand corner of the screen telling you if your answer was submitted successfully. If the interaction allows it, you may also see highlighting and/or feedback on your selected answer choices
If an interaction covers up an important part of the screen, you can hide the question by clicking the 'x' in the top left corner of the interaction. If you want to make the interaction larger, however, click the arrow in the top right corner of the interaction.
Completing a bulb
To complete a bulb, make sure that you answer all of the required questions in the bulb and watch the bulb until the end. When you've completed a bulb, the sidebar will automatically open and show you the assignment score and a green pop-up will confirm your grade has saved. The sidebar also shows you if your teacher still has to manually grade some of your answers.
Reviewing interactions and previous answers
Students can review their answers at any point while taking a bulb, or after they have completed the bulb by opening the sidebar and selecting the Review tab.
Information about all previously-answered interactions will show up here, including the interaction type, text, and points earned. An interaction will not show up in the Review tab until the player has reached the interaction display time displayed in each row.
Clicking an interaction will return the player to the time at which the interaction occurred in the bulb, causing the answered interaction to pop up. Interaction answers will not be able to be changed unless the instructor has granted access to multiple attempts on one interaction.
If a bulb contains multiple videos, then those individual video segments will also appear in the review sheet. Clicking them will cause the video player to begin playing the bulb from that video clip's start time.
To view your gradebook for a class, click on the class you would like to view your grades for. Inside of the class, click Gradebook at the top of the page. This will display your grades for all of the bulb within that class.
In general, if you're having issues with one browser, we recommend that you either update it or switch to another browser. PlayPosit 3.0 generally works best on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge.
My bulb won't play
Please refer to this help article for recommendations on getting your bulb to play. You can also try switching your video source by clicking on the gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen and clicking on the drop down menu next to the timestamp.
I can't retry the bulb
You can only retry your bulb if your instructor has this setting enabled. You can go back and access your assignment to watch the video again and view your responses as long as the assignment is still available in your LMS.
How to change my name
To change your name, click on your name in the left pop-out menu. Then click on your name to edit it.