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Descriptor of Session:

Learn how to use Playposit to engage students, create self-paced lessons, and place accountability on students for their own learning. Playposit allows you to embed video from YouTube and many other sites or upload your own and then insert multiple types of questions into the video. Students can access the videos across any device, at their own pace, and you get the data. Perfect for teachers looking to develop blended and/or flipped lessons.


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Activities and Materials


ISTE Student Standard: Knowledge Constructor & Creative Communicator | ISTE Teacher Standard: Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

TN Standards


PLC Guiding Questions

1. What is it we want our students to learn?

2. How will we know if each student has learned it?

3. How will we respond when some students do not    learn it?

4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

Digital Citizenship

Privacy, Password, Permanence




·         Participants will complete an interactive playposit activity as a student

·         Participants will view data from that activity from a teacher perspective

·         Participants will create classes in Playposit and learn how to add students

·         Participants will explore the Premade Bulb Library and learn how to add them to their own classes

·         Participants will create a Playposit lesson using at least 3 different types of questions

·         Participants will learn how to assign lessons to students




Success Criteria:

·         Participant can create classes and add students to Playposit

·         Participant can find and copy shared lessons

·         Participants can create a bulb with 3 types of questions

·         Participants can assign the lesson to students

·         Participants can locate the data from lessons


Log into using Office 365
Class creation and Best Practices for Adding Students
Go to playposit and login through Office 365
Create all classes with the class period,  last name and subject ( Example- 1st pd King ELA )
Options to have students sign up CLICK HERE
  • #1 Class Code – students sign in and search for class through a code (Click on the class then the blue person icon in the upper right corner)
  • #2 Class URL – students sign in and are added to the class
  • #3 Easiest way is to share a video and enable auto-enroll Learners to this class
> Must have a class created and share from within that class
> When students sign in they are enrolled in your class
> Future videos can just be assigned to the class
Exploring Pre-Made Bulbs and Feedback
  • Explore the pre-made bulbs and copy one to your class
Copied bulbs can be edited
  • View the feedback from the bulb you completed at the start
2 ways to get there:
* My Bulbs click on 3 dots and choose Monitor
* In Class – click on the chart icon for the bulb you want to view
Monitor – shows feedback for the bulbs completed in your class
Bulb Creation
  • Find a video from Youtube and copy the link
  • Create a bulb in playposit and see where to paste that link
You can also upload your own video content
PlayPosit Chrome Extension lets you pull video directly from many sources and even create video directly in PlayPosit (Please see Advanced features)
  • Examine the process of adding questions to a video
Add at least 3 different types of questions
Click on 3 dots for a question to randomize answer choices and change the point values
Explore Bulb Settings and Sharing
  • Explore bulb settings – 3 dots in upper right-hand corner
> Allow viewers to rewind during questions?
> Retake the activity?
  • Discuss Share and Assign for activities
Once students are in a class you can share the bulb with them through a link
You can also just assign the bulb and they will see it when they log in
Click here to see what a student will see
Grouping Questions in a Bulb to Make a Quiz
  • If you would like for a series of questions to appear together in a bulb, like a quiz at the end, without any video in between, click add a question to your video where you would like the series to start.
  • Add a multiple-choice question to the bulb you just created.
  • Click on the three dots at the top of the question box.
>You can add questions before or after this question and they will appear one right after another in the video.
>Add at least 2 more questions to your “quiz.”
Trimming a Video
  • Sometimes, you may find a video that you like, but you only want to use a short segment of it. PlayPosit allows you to trim video or cut out sections in the middle of a video.
  • To trim a section from your video, click on the orange button at the bottom of your editing screen, and choose the Trim Video
  • You will see a green tag at the beginning of your video and a red tag at the end. You can drag these to the place you want your video to start or end to trim a segment from the beginning or end of your video. (Note: the trimmed section will appear red if you are trimming a section that you have already inserted a question into. Trimming this section will remove the question from the student view.)
  • If you wish to cut out a section from the middle of the video, click on the button that says ADD INTERNAL CROP SEGMENT and then you can click and drag the beginning and ending tags for trimming out an internal segment
  • Click Exit Crop Mode to go back to your normal editing screen. Trimming your video does not erase the trimmed sections, so you can go back and edit your trimmed sections at any time.
  • **NOTE: It’s most helpful to know the exact start and end times of the area you want to trim.  You can see the timestamp on video play bar under the video.
#1 > Answer the question below     #2 >  Complete the Post Session Survey
Enter your Name to join and  "Add a Card" and answer the question on the Dotstorming Board
"What new ideas did this session give you for using PlayPosit for Blended Learning?"
You can display lesson to your entire class and control the pace similar to Nearpod.  Click Here to view this
  • In a Chrome browser, go to and click the Add to Chrome button
  • Click Add to Chrome on the next screen and the PlayPosit icon will appear in your Chrome toolbar
  • This extension will allow you to add a video from ANYWHERE online, not just YouTube (Khan Academy, TEDEd, LearnZillion, etc.)
Click here to view all of the optons when building a bulb


  • Go to a multiple-choice or check-all question. Beside each answer choice, click on the settings gear.
  • Click on the + Feedback Add an explanation to each answer choice. (example: “Yes, this is correct.” or “No, [give reason why this answer is incorrect].”)
  • Click on the + Jump This option allows you to send students back to a previous part of the video if they missed the question or advance them forward in the video if they get the answer correct.
  • Set up a jump to a previous part of the video for each incorrect answer for at least one of your multiple-choice or check-all questions.


  • Did you know that you can have your students create PlayPosit bulbs as an assignment? You can create those assignments right here in PlayPosit!
  • From your Navigation dashboard, click New, and then Learner-Made Bulb
  • Title your assignment (Example - Smith: Roman Mythology Presentations)
  • When you return to your Navigation dashboard, you can click on the three dots and assign the learner-made bulb assignment to a class.
  • It will show up in the students’ class folder and they will open it and create their own PlayPosit bulb!
  • From your dashboard, you can click on the three dots and Monitor the students’ progress on the assignment (You can preview it, copy it to your own library of bulbs, and give feedback and a score.)