PlayPosit is a web and Chrome-based interactive video and assessment tool that lets teachers add interactive elements, such as questions and pauses, to streaming video content. Data can then be analyzed on the individual or group level, provided powerful insight into educational trends in the classroom.
Below are some tutorials to help you get started with PlayPosit. If you can't find what you are looking for, PlayPosit has excellent resources on their website, or e-mail Sharon Kaiser for further assistance.
Signing in to PlayPosit
Step 1: Go to playposit.com/Duke
Step 2: Enter your NetID
Step 3: Enter your Password
Step 4: Click Log In
Creating a Bulb
A bulb is an interactive video created in PlayPosit. Transform any video into an active experience for students by embedding questions, images, audio, and other media elements.
Step 1: To begin, click on Add New Bulb in your dashboard.
Step 2: Click on Enter the Designer.
Step 3: Select your video source
- Insert URL from an online source (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
- Upload a Video file from your computer.
- Upload an MP3 file from your computer.
- Add video from one of Duke's video hosting sites (Warpwire, MediaSite, Canvas etc.)
Embed Interactions into your Bulb
Step 1: After you create a bulb, you'll be directed to the editor. At the top of the editor, click on the Interactions button.
Step 2: Scrub through the video to find the moment in the video you'd like to add an interaction to.
Step 3: Click Add Interaction at x:xx (this will be whatever time in the video you choose.)
Step 4: Select the type of interaction you'd like to embed:
- Multiple choice: Present students with a series of options to choose from in response to a question. This question type has one correct answer. Auto-graded.
- Check all: Present students with a series of options to choose from in response to a question. This question type can have multiple correct answers, but students will only receive full credit if they select all of the correct answers. Auto-graded.
- Free response: Allow students to demonstrate understanding with a text response and/or use the rich text editor to include images, audio, equations and tables. Not auto-graded.
- Fill-in-the-blank: Present students with a phrase that is missing one or more words. Questions can have multiple blanks, and multiple correct answers. Auto-graded.
Poll: Present students with a series of options to choose from in response to a question. Student can only choose one option, and there is no right or wrong answer. Not graded.
Discussion: Simulate an interactive discussion with this question type. Students can post responses in real time and/or reply to comments posted by other students. Learn more here. Not graded.
- Reflective pause: Give students the opportunity to pause and reflect on video content. Alternatively, use this question type to supplement information that is not covered in the video, or make connections between the video content and other course material. Not graded.
- Web embed: Allow students to explore a website without leaving the video lesson. Use this to provide supplemental information to students or have them complete an online simulation. Not graded.
Step 5: Repeat this step as many times as necessary to add all the questions to your Bulb.
Step 6: At the top of the editor, click Review. Here you can add/edit:
- Playback Options
- Privacy Settings
Step 7: To preview your Bulb and Interactions, click Preview at the bottom of the editor. To Save, click Save and Exit at the bottom of the editor.
Creating a Class
Step 1: Create a class by going to Classes.
Step 2: Click Add New Class/Create your first class.
Step 3: Enter your Class Name.
Note: An optional feature is to assign a color to your class.
Step 4: Click Save.
Assigning a Bulb to a Class
Step 1: Go to My Bulbs.
Step 2: Click the triple dots icon next to the specific bulb and select Assign.
Step 3: Select the Class you would like to assign the bulb to by setting the due date.
Step 4: Set the due date and OK.
Assigning Learners to a Class
Step 1: Go to your Class dashboard.
Step 2: Click on the Learners tab at the top right of the page.
Step 3: Click the Upload Learners button.
Step 4: You have a few options on how to add your learners:
- Option 1: Share the Class Code or Class Link
- Note: Sharing the class link is the easiest way to get students setup in PlayPosit - students will be prompted to log in to PlayPosit or create an account.
- Option 2: Upload a CSV file
- Note: In order to select option 2, you will need to know the First and Last name of your students and their E-mail address. Here is template available for download via PlayPosit.
Assigning a Bulb to your Learners
Assigning a bulb to learners will save their responses, providing you with a large amount of data on how your learners are engaging with the content of the bulb.
Step 1: After you have assigned a bulb to the class (see above tutorial), you can click on the get assign link button.
At this point, the link you are given by default will require students to sign in to PlayPosit. If your students are not already enrolled in your class, they will be automatically added to it. Click Copy if the default options are sufficient.
Otherwise, click Advanced settings, select the toggles that you prefer, and then click Copy:
- Show Embed Code: gives HTML code you can use to embed the bulb on another site.
- Share for professional learning: share this link with fellow instructors if you want them to take the bulb
- Do not require login: learners will not have to log in to PlayPosit to complete the bulb.
- Do not require learner name - learners will not have to enter their first and last name.