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. Instructions are as follows:

Assignments Tool

Modules Tool

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.

For assistance with PlayPosit, email Canvas@yale.edu