External App: PlayPosit

PlayPosit has been approved for a pilot year beginning this Summer 2018 running through the Spring 2019 term. To begin using PlayPosit please contact canvas@yale.edu.

PlayPosit aims to increase learner engagement through interactive videos. You can integrate PlayPosit into your courses through the Assignments tool, or the Modules tool in Canvas.

General Information

When using PlayPosit, you will create "bulbs" - which are videos with an overlay of PlayPosit quizzing features.  Because PlayPosit integrates with Media Library (Panopto), you can use your exisiting Media Library videos to create bulbs, or you can use YouTube, Vimeo, record a new or upload an existing file.

Below you will find some specific information about using PlayPosit bulbs as part of your Canvas course Modules and/or Assignments.    

Modules

To begin, if you have not already created a module in your Canvas course, navigate to the Modules tab in your course [1]. Click +Modules [2]

Add Module

Give the modules a name [3], and click Add Module [4].

Give Module a Name

In the module you just created, click the + icon to add an item to your module [5].

Add Item

From the "Add" drop down menu, select External Tool [6]. Scroll down until you see PlayPosit, and click the link [7].

Select the PlayPosit Option

You will then see the PlayPosit integration screen that will prompt you to "Get Started" [8].

Get Started

You can then create a new bulb to link to the module, or choose an existing bulb that you have already created. Choose the bulb you would like to link [9], and select "Set bulb link" [10].

Set bulb link

Select the Learner Experience [11], and choose to Set the Link [12].

Set Link

You will be sent back to the Canvas module, where you can "Add Item" [13].

Add PlayPosit

You will be taken back to the module where you can view the bulb you just added.

Assignments

To begin, click on the Assignments tab in your course [1], and choose +Assignment [2].  

Create an assignment

Give the assignment a name [3], and from the submission type, choose External Tool [4].

External tool

Click Find [5]

Find

Scroll through the list of tools until you find PlayPosit, and click on it [6].

PlayPosit

You will then see the PlayPosit integration screen that will prompt you to "Get Started" [7].

Get Started

You can then create a new bulb to link to the module, or choose an existing bulb that you have already created. Choose the bulb you would like to link [8], and select "Set bulb link" [9].

Set Bulb Link

Select the Learner Experience [10], and choose to Set the Link [11].

Set Link

You will be sent back to the Canvas module, where you can click Select [12].

Click Select

Back in the Canvas Assignment, click Save, or Save and Publish to finalize the PlayPosit bulb in the Assignment [13].

You will be taken back to the assignment where you can view and monitor the bulb you just added.

Vendor Resources

For assistance with PlayPosit, email Canvas@yale.edu