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PlayPosit (Canvas) - Share a Bulb as an Ungraded Module Item

UW-Green Bay instructors can use PlayPosit to create interactive videos, called "bulbs", and share those bulbs with students in their Canvas courses. One of the methods for sharing a PlayPosit bulb with students is to add it to a Canvas module as an ungraded external tool module item. Bulbs shared via this method are not linked with the Canvas course's gradebook.

Related KBs:
PlayPosit (Canvas) - Create a Graded Interactive Video Assignment
PlayPosit (Canvas) - Embed a Bulb with the Canvas Rich Content Editor
PlayPosit (Canvas) - Create a New Bulb

Perform the following steps to add a PlayPosit bulb to a Canvas module as an ungraded external tool module item:

  1. On your Canvas course's Home page, click the Add item button (plus icon) of the module to which you'd like to add a PlayPosit bulb.
    screenshot of the add item button on a Canvas module

  2. In the "Add [Item Type] to:" drop-down menu, select External Tool.

  3. Select PlayPosit from the list of available external tools.
    screenshot of the add item to module menu in Canvas

  4. The PlayPosit setup menu will open in a pop-up window. Select Enter PlayPosit to open the My Bulbs menu in PlayPosit.
    screenshot of the PlayPosit Set Link menu

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

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

    • To create a new bulb, 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 select an existing bulb to add to your module, select the Set Bulb Link icon (red Canvas logo) that is next to the title of the bulb you wish to share with students.

    screen shot of the My Bulbs menu in PlayPosit
  6. Make sure Self Paced is selected in the "Select Learner Experience" drop-down menu and Embed in LMS is selected in the "Placement" drop-down menu then select the Link button.
    screenshot of the link options menu in PlayPosit

  7. The PlayPosit setup menu will close and you will return to the Canvas "Add Item" menu. If desired, edit the Page Name field to customize the title of the module item.

  8. Click Add Item to finish adding your PlayPosit bulb to the module. Remember to publish the module item once you are ready for students to access it.
    screenshot of the Canvas add item to module menu with the page name field and add item button highlighted

Keywords:interactive video bulbs interaction interactions canvas lti external tool app quiz media assign play posit   Doc ID:111176
Owner:Scott B.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2021-06-03 11:33 CDTUpdated:2021-08-24 16:04 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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