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PlayPosit (Canvas) - Create a Graded Interactive Video Assignment

UW-Green Bay instructors can use PlayPosit to create interactive videos, called "bulbs", and assign those bulbs to students in their Canvas courses. This guide details the procedure for adding a PlayPosit bulb to a Canvas course as a graded assignment.

Related KBs:
PlayPosit (Canvas) - Share a Bulb as an Ungraded Module Item
PlayPosit (Canvas) - Embed a Bulb with the Canvas Rich Content Editor
PlayPosit (Canvas) - Create a New Bulb

PlayPosit created a brief video tutorial to show instructors how to add a bulb as a graded assignment in a Canvas course:

Video source

Perform the following steps to add a PlayPosit bulb to a Canvas course as a graded assignment:

  1. In your Canvas course, click on the Assignments link in the left-side course navigation menu.
    screenshot of the Assignments link in a Canvas course navigation menu

  2. Select + Assignment to begin creating a new assignment.
    Screenshot of the Canvas add assignment button

  3. Enter the name, details, points, and assignment group for your assignment.

  4. Scroll down to the "Submission Type" setting and select External Tool in the drop-down menu.

  5. Under "Enter or find and External Tool URL", select the Find button.
    screenshot of the Canvas assignment submission type options

  6. Select PlayPosit in the list of external tools.
    screenshot of the external tool list in Canvas with PlayPosit highlighted

  7. The PlayPosit setup menu will open in a pop-up window. Select Enter PlayPosit.
    screenshot of the PlayPosit Set Link menu in Canvas

    TIP: This setup window can be resized to take up more of your screen by clicking and dragging its edges.

  8. Create a new bulb for your assignment or select an existing bulb from the list of your bulbs:

    • To create a new bulb for your assignment, select the Add New Bulb button and complete the new bulb creation process (please see PlayPosit (Canvas) - Create a New Bulb). Once you have completed the bulb creation process and have returned to the PlayPosit setup menu in your Canvas browser tab, select the Set Bulb Link icon (red Canvas logo) next to the title of your newly created bulb.
    • To link an existing bulb to your assignment, select the Set Bulb Link icon (red Canvas logo) that is next to the title of the bulb you wish to assign to students.

    screenshot of the PlayPosit My Bulbs menu

  9. Make sure Self Paced is selected in the "Select Learner Experience" drop-down menu, then select the Link button.
    screenshot of the PlayPosit link options menu with the learner experience option highlighted

  10. The PlayPosit setup menu will close and you will be returned to the Configure External Tool window in Canvas. Click the Select button to finish adding the PlayPosit external tool URL to your assignment.
    screenshot of the Canvas external tool list with the select button highlighted

  11. Add a Due Date and Availability Dates to the Canvas assignment.

    TIP: Consider leaving the "available until" date blank (open-ended) to allow students to return to the assignment to study and review the video content and interactions.

  12. Select Save to save your assignment or select Save & Publish to both save the assignment and publish it.
    screenshot of the Canvas save buttons

Keywordsbulb bulbs interaction interactions media assign play posit integration external tool lti quiz quizzes   Doc ID111173
OwnerScott B.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2021-06-03 10:20:00Updated2023-09-21 10:09:13
SitesUW Green Bay
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