All of this can be achieved through interactions, which PlayPosit calls "bulbs," that you can custom build or pull from one of the pre-built templates. These results can also be sent to the Canvas Gradebook, as PlayPosit will auto grade some responses; however, written responses will still need to be hand graded.
In total, there are six interaction types: Multiple Choice, Check All That Apply, Fill in the Blank, Free Response, Poll, and Discussion, with the latter three needing to be manually graded. There is also a pausing feature for writing your own annotations or embedding links to other locations that offer deeper knowledge on a specific topic.
One of many great aspects of PlayPosit is that you don't need to recreate any video content. PlayPosit allows you to pull video from multiple sources – including your videos already stored in Kaltura.
Getting started with the tool is fairly simple. If you would like to make use of PlayPosit's automatic grading, you'll create an assignment in Canvas. Next to "Submission Type," select "External Tool" and choose PlayPosit from the list. You can add PlayPosit to any Page, Module, or Discussion using the Apps (plug-in) icon in the rich text editor. However, those interactions will not be sent to the Gradebook.
Go poking around in PlayPosit and see what you can create! We're excited to see how you use it to engage your students. As always, if you'd like assistance don't hesitate to contact your Teaching and Learning Center for support.
This column was originally published on the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) blog, an insightful and timely resource written by CITL team members. Read more CITL blog entries here.