Moodle

Troubleshooting? Check out our guide here.

Why use PlayPosit in Moodle?

  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 Moodle gradebook at the end of a bulb. As well, instructors can access the rich analytics from any PlayPosit link within Moodle. 

In this article

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

  1. Set up PlayPosit in Moodle
  2. Assign a bulb to students
  3. Monitor student responses
  4. Sync grades to Moodle gradebook
  5. Embedding bulbs

Set up PlayPosit in Moodle

  1. Login to Moodle and navigate to the course you would like to connect to PlayPosit
  2. Select Add An Activity Or Resource
  3. Select External Tool from the Activities menu and click Add
  4. Enter PlayPosit for Activity Name
  5. Select PlayPosit from the drop-down as the External Tool Type
  6. Optional: Select New Window from the Launch Container menu (recommended)
  7. Scroll down and click Save and return to course
  8. Find the PlayPosit link you just created and click Get Started to access PlayPosit

Assign a bulb to students

  1.  Select Add An Activity Or Resource
  2. Select External Tool from the Activities menu and click Add
  3. General settings:
    1. Enter the name of your lesson for Activity Name
    2. Select PlayPosit from the drop-down as the External Tool Type
    3. Optional: Select New Window from the Launch Container menu (recommended)
  4. Privacy settings:
    1. Name and Email are required to be shared
    2. Optional: check Accept Grades if you want PlayPosit to export student scores into the Moodle gradebook
  5. Enter Grade and Activity Completion settings
  6. Scroll down and click Save and Display
  7. Click the link you just created and then click Get Started. PlayPosit will open and you will see your bulbs library.
  8. Locate the bulb you want. Click on the triple dot menu > Set Bulb Link
  9. Select the learner experience:
    1. Self-paced-- Choose this option if you want students 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 students take the bulb together. Start/stop time and pacing of the video is controlled by the instructor, while students answer projected questions from their own device (like a clicker). Learn more here.
  10. The nav notification at the top will confirm that the lesson has been assigned to students

Monitor student responses 

In Moodle, click on the assignment for which you want to view data and click Monitor

Sync grades to Moodle gradebook

If your lesson only includes auto-graded questions (multiple choice, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank), then student grades will be automatically exported into the Moodle gradebook. 
If you have graded free response questions or edited grades for auto-graded questions, you will need to sync changes with the Moodle gradebook. To do this: 
  1. Navigate to the Monitor page
  2. Click Sync
  3. Click Status to check the status of the student grade export. Note: It may take a few minutes to push all updated scores into the gradebook. 

Embedding bulbs

The PlayPosit/Moodle LTI 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 Canvas